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Louisville will play in 2022 Maui Invitational

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The Cards are finally headed back to the island.

Louisville is headed to the Maui Invitational in November of 2022, the event announced Thursday morning. It’ll be the Cards’ fourth overall appearance in the famous early season tournament, but their first since 2004.

Here’s the entire field for the 2022 event:

  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • Cincinnati
  • Creighton
  • Louisville
  • Ohio State
  • San Diego State
  • Texas Tech

The impressive collection of programs boasts a combined 237 NCAA Tournament appearances, 36 Final Four berths, 8 NCAA Tournament Championship Titles, and one AP Coach of the Year winner. Four of the 2022 participants are ranked in the top 35 all-time winningest schools, including Cincinnati, Louisville, Ohio State and Arkansas and two schools advanced to the second weekend of the 2021 NCAA Tournament with Creighton making it to the Sweet Sixteen and Arkansas continuing to the Elite Eight.

“The Maui Jim Maui Invitational strives to bring the best college basketball teams and talent to the island of Maui and set the precedent for the rest of the season,” said Tournament Chairman Dave Odom. “The 2022 field is no exception, and we could not be more excited to return to our home yet again at the Lahaina Civic Center and show these teams the magic of Maui.”

The tournament will take place Nov. 21-23, 2022, at the historic Lahaina Civic Center on the island of Maui.

I think this is something fans have been wanting to see happen for a while, so here we go. It’s also an event we’ve never won, so you know, winning it would be cool.

Thanksgiving Week 2022 should be a fun one.