MU To Face Butler In Opening Game Of EA SPORTS Maui Invitational
July 26, 2012
The Marquette University men’s basketball team will face Butler in the team’s opening game of the 2012 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational, tournament officials announced Thursday morning.
The Golden Eagles and Bulldogs will play at 2 p.m. CT on Nov. 19 in the opening game of the event. Based on that result, MU will face either North Carolina or Mississippi State on Nov. 20. Marquette is 14-13 all-time versus Butler, but the two teams haven’t met since the 1990-91 campaign.
Travel packages that include game tickets to the championship round and hotel accommodations are currently available through Oahu Travel, the tournament’s official travel agency (800.826.3822). Remaining tickets for the championship round, including school specific booster tickets, will be on sale to the general public beginning on Wednesday, August 22 at 1 p.m. CT via mauiinvitational.com.
Marquette last participated in the event in 2008 and advanced to the title matchup after posting wins against host Chaminade and Oklahoma State. MU fell 77-73 to No. 13 Duke in the championship game.