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When Duke University begins its quest for a record sixth Maui Jim Maui Invitational title, the Blue Devils will face San Diego State University in the quarterfinals on Monday, November 19 at the Lahaina Civic Center.
The full bracket for the 35th annual event was announced Tuesday, and the stacked Maui field also includes Arizona, Gonzaga, Xavier, Auburn, Illinois, Iowa State. Duke (No. 9), Xavier (No. 3), Gonzaga (No. 8), Arizona (No. 12) and Auburn (No. 19) were each ranked in the final Associated Press poll from last season.
Duke’s quarterfinal matchup versus the Aztecs is slated for 5 p.m. ET (12 p.m. HT) and will air on ESPN2. The winner of the Duke/SDSU game faces the Xavier/Auburn winner in the semifinals on November 20 at 8 p.m. ET (3 p.m. HT) on ESPN. Wednesday’s championship game tips at 5 p.m. ET (12 p.m. HT) on ESPN.
“Maui is always a sensational tournament and it’s an honor for our program to be selected again,” said head coach Mike Krzyzewski. “This year, the field is as good as it’s ever been, and we’ll learn a lot about our young team in that environment against great competition.”
The Blue Devils are 16-0 all-time in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, and their record five titles (1992, 1997, 2001, 2007, 2011) are one more than North Carolina and two more than Syracuse. Arizona, Connecticut, Kansas and Michigan have each won it twice.
All three Duke assistant coaches were players on Duke programs that claimed Maui titles under Coach K – Chris Carrawell and Nate James with the 1997 team and Jon Scheyer with the 2007 squad.
Duke is 2-0 all-time versus SDSU, including a 68-49 victory in the 2015 NCAA Tournament Second Round.