It was a good day for the Manning family in Maui.
Danny Manning’s Wake Forest program opened the Maui Invitational with an upset 82-78 victory over No. 13 Indiana on Monday afternoon. Later in the evening, the rest of the Manning family watched Kansas — and senior walk-on Evan Manning — advance to the second round with a victory over Chaminade.
If Wake Forest and Kansas can secure victories on Tuesday — Wake Forest will play Vanderbilt — the Maui Invitational final on Wednesday night could become the Manning Bowl.
“For us, we won our first game,” Danny Manning said, downplaying the win. “We get to advance on the championship side of the bracket. That’s what it means. We’ve got to get ready to play another tough team tomorrow and go from there. There’s not a lot of time for celebrating, to be honest with you. We told the guys, ‘Great win, way to fight, way to grind it out.”