MU, K-State to play in 2014 Maui Invitational

11/20/2012 6:04 PM

05/16/2014 8:21 PM

Missouri and Kansas State announced Tuesday that their men's basketball teams will play in the 2014 EA Sports Maui Invitational.

The eight-team field will also include Arizona, Purdue, Pittsburgh, BYU, San Diego State and Chaminade, the host school. Missouri last participated in the event in 1997, and last won it 1989. Kansas State played in the 1985 and 1998 invites. The Wildcats lost by a point to Indiana in the 1998 opener, rebounded to beat Arizona State in overtime and lost to Clemson in the fifth-place game.

"The 2014 field promises to be a great one," tournament chairman

Dave Odom

said in a statement. "With accomplished programs in Arizona, Missouri, Purdue and Pittsburgh and emerging teams including BYU and San Diego State, the 2014 tournament will feature fierce competition. This is one of the deepest and most balanced fields we've ever had."

The 2014 event will be played Nov. 24-26.

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