ALABAMA TO COMPETE IN 2020 MAUI JIM MAUI INVITATIONAL

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<p>Alabama men’s basketball team will be one of eight teams competing in the 2020 Maui Jim Maui Invitational; the tournament announced Wednesday morning. The event will take place on Nov. 23-25 at the historic Lahaina Civic Center on the island of Maui.</p><p>Along with Alabama, other teams competing include, Davidson, Indiana, North Carolina, Providence, Stanford, Texas, and UNLV.</p><p>“Each year, the Maui Jim Maui Invitational prides itself on bringing the best college basketball talent to the island of Maui,” said Tournament Chairman Dave Odom in a press release. “2020 is no different, with the Lahaina Civic Center hosting some of the game’s most historic programs of all time.”</p><p>This is Alabama’s second appearance in the tournament. The Crimson Tide competed in the tournament in 2008 finishing with a 2-1 record, being defeated by Oregon in the opening round before closing the tournament with back-to-back wins over Chaminade and Saint Joseph’s.</p><p>All eight teams in the 2020 field will be making a return appearance, four of which played in the 2008 tournament. In addition to Alabama, Indiana, North Carolina, and Texas were among the eight teams that season.</p><p>More information about the tournament will be released at a later date.</p>

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