The Maui Invitational has been a favorite early-season college basketball tournament since its inception in 1984. And despite all the Division I powerhouses claiming the title, the host school is the team’s Chaminade. DII men’s basketball from 1984 to 2017. Silverswords is back in action for the Maui Invitational 2021 starting Monday, November 22 against Oregon.
2021 INVITES: Teams, fixtures, standings and history
Chaminade had appeared in every Maui Invitational from 1984 to 2017, but that changed in 2018. That season, the tournament changed everything so that Chaminade would play in the “Mainland” region in even years but returns to team Maui on odd years.
Due to COVID-19, the 2020 tournament took on a different look and was held in Asheville, North Carolina. Chaminade did not make the trip. Silverswords will officially return in 2021. However, due to COVID-19 travel regulations and protocols in Hawaii, the event will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
You can watch the Silverswords run in the 2021 tournament below:
|Monday, November 22||Oregon||TBD|
|Tuesday, November 23||TBD||TBD|
|Wednesday, November 24||TBD||TBD|
The Maui Invitational: Watch Chaminade’s Victory
Chaminade is now 8-95 in Maui Invitational history, but the Silverswords have certainly made a name for themselves. Chaminade, of course, put itself on the map with frustration over the top spot Virginia way back in 1982 before the tournament, and since 1984 it has There was also some disturbance along the way in Maui.
The Silverswords actually won their first game at the Maui Invitational, beating Davidson in 1984 before losing to Providence in the championship. They only won matches in head-to-head seasons once and then had to wait 11 years for the next win. That was the longest interval between flips for Chaminade.
This is every one of the eight games Silverswords won on Maui.
|Year||Protest||The last point|
|1992||Stanford||71-63 (2 CONSIDERATIONS)|
Head coach Eric Bovaird took over at Silverswords for the 2011-12 season. In just his second year in office, he led Chaminade to the opening round 86-73 in Texas. It ended its term as an annual homeowner by upsetting California 96-72.
– Chaminade Athletics (@GoSwords) November 22, 2017
The Complete History of Chaminade at the Maui Invitational
Therefore, Chaminade’s early season schedule is not second most difficult on the DII level. Silverswords has seen countless Hall of Fame coaches, national champions, and top 25 teams every year. Let’s take a look at the people they’ve faced in the tournament.
|Year||School (Ranking IF YES)||The last point|
|1985||Kansas State||Lost, 68-56|
|1985||Virginia Technology||Lost, 70-66|
|1986||Bang Long Beach||Lost, 70-67|
|1988||State of Memphis||Lost, 88-44|
|1989||State of San Diego||Lost, 63-49|
|1990||State of Iowa||Lost, 115-82|
|1990||Loyola Marymount||Lost, 162-129|
|1992||State of Memphis||Lost, 64-56|
|1992||Stanford||Win, 71-63 (2OT)|
|1993||Boston College||Lost, 108-61|
|1993||Notre Dame||Lost, 94-78|
|1993||Tennessee Tech||Lost, 83-78|
|1994||Texas A&M||Lost, 73-52|
|1995||the state of Michigan||Lost, 69-65|
|1996||South Carolina||Lost, 64-55|
|1997||Boston College||Lost, 81-72|
|1998||State of Arizona||Lost, 78-64|
|2001||South Carolina||Lost, 74-61|
|2001||Seton Hall||Lost, 74-62|
|2002||State of Arizona||Lost, 101-71|
|2003||State of San Diego||Lost, 75-67|
|2005||the state of Michigan||Lost, 89-67|
|2008||North Carolina||Lost, 115-70|
|2010||the state of Michigan||Lost, 82-74|
|2010||Wichita State||Lost, 79-58|
|2012||North Carolina (No. 9)||Loss 112-70|
|two thousand and thirteen||Baylor (No. 13)||Loss 93-77|
|two thousand and thirteen||Gonzaga (No. 11)||Loss 113-81|
|two thousand and thirteen||Minnesota||Loss 83-68|
|2015||Kansas (No. 5)||Loss 123-72|
|2015||St. John’s||Lose 100-93|
|2016||North Carolina (No. 4)||Loss 104-61|
|2017||Notre Dame||Loss 83-56|
https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2021-11-19/complete-history-chaminade-mens-basketball-maui-invitational The Complete History of Chaminade at the Maui Invitational