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August 20, 2009, 1:54 PM HST
* Updated August 20, 1:57 PM
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Tickets were made available to the public this morning (Thursday August 20, 2009) for the 2009 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational Basketball tournament.  Booster Tickets are good for entry to all three Tournament games in which a particular school will participate.

File photo by Wendy Osher.

File photo by Wendy Osher.

In addition, the following remaining ticket types also went on sale today, Aug. 20: Courtside Tickets; All-Day Tickets and Single Game General Admission Tickets for all of Monday’s games. Tickets can be purchased via the Tournament Web site at or by calling Oahu Travel, the Tournament’s official travel agency, at 800.826.3822.

Travel packages with game tickets and hotel accommodations are currently available through Oahu Travel. Tickets are also still available for Sunday’s (Nov. 22) “An Evening with the Coaches: Tip-Off Banquet,” a special dinner and entertainment event featuring the 2009 head coaches and teams, as well as for the 6th Annual EA SPORTS Maui Golf Invitational on Thanksgiving Day.

The 26th annual EA SPORTS Maui Invitational will launch the college basketball season with a marquee lineup, including Arizona, Cincinnati, Colorado, Gonzaga, Maryland, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin, and host Chaminade. Played less than 1,000 yards from the Pacific Ocean at Maui’s Lahaina Civic Center from Nov. 23-25, two former Maui champions, Arizona (2000) and Vanderbilt (1986), will return to the islands in search of another Maui title and early-season bragging rights. Four of the seven Division I teams in the 2009 lineup participated in the 2009 NCAA Tournament, highlighted by runs to the Sweet Sixteen by Arizona and Gonzaga.


The ESPN networks will once again offer live television coverage of all 12 Tournament games. For the first time, every game will be produced in high definition on ESPN HD, ESPN2 HD and ESPNU HD, with the ESPN and ESPN2 games also streaming live on


For complete Tournament information, visit the official Tournament Web site at or to inquire about travel packages contact Oahu Travel, the official travel agent of the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational, at 800.826.3822.

(Posted by Wendy Osher, Information provided by The EA SPORTS Maui Invitational)

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