The University of Arizona men's basketball team will play host Chaminade University in the first round of the Maui Invitational, Monday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. (Hawai'i time) at the Lahaina, Maui, Civic Center.
The Wildcats' first game will be televised live on ESPN at Noon, Tucson time. Connecticut and Dayton play in the second first round game (11 a.m., Hawai'i time), Maryland faces Louisville in the third game (4 p.m.) and Illinois plays UNLV in the final game Monday (6:30 p.m.).
Arizona will play either Connecticut or Dayton in its second game of the tournament. If the Wildcats beat Chaminade, they will play the winner of the Huskies-Flyers' game, Nov. 21, 4:30 p.m. (Hawai'i time), which will also be played on ESPN.
On the final day of the tournament, Arizona will play one team from the lower-half of the bracket - Maryland, Louisville, Illinois or UNLV. The Wildcats are scheduled to play both Connecticut and Illinois later in the season. Arizona travels to Storrs, Conn., for a Dec. 9 game against the Huskies, and the Wildcats will play the Fighting Illini Dec. 16 at the United Center in Chicago.
All seven mainland schools are coming off appearances in the 2000 NCAA tournament with several of the teams potentially in this preseason rankings.
First round games will be played Monday, Nov. 20. The schedule is as follows: _Game 1 - Chaminade vs. Arizona (ESPN at 9 a.m. Hawaiian time/Noon MST) _Game 2 - Connecticut vs. Dayton (11 a.m./1 p.m.) _Game 3 - Maryland vs. Louisville (ESPN, 4 p.m./6 p.m.) _Game 4 - Illinois vs. UNLV (ESPN2, 6:30 p.m./8:30 p.m.)
Second round games on Nov. 21 will be: _Consolation Game 5 - Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser (9 a.m/11 a.m.) _Consolation Game 6 - Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser (11 a.m./1 p.m.) _Semifinal Game 7 - Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner (ESPN, 2 p.m./4 p.m.) _Semifinal Game 8 - Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner (ESPN, 4:30 p.m./6:30 p.m.)
Final round games on Nov. 22 will feature: _Consolation Game 9 (7th place) - Game 5 loser vs. Game 6 loser (8:30 a.m./10:30 a.m.) _Consolation Game 10 (5th place) - Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner (10:30 a.m./1:30 p.m.) _Runner-up Game 11 (3rd place) - Game 7 loser vs. Game 8 loser (1:00 p.m./3 p.m.) _Championship Game 12 - Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner (ESPN, 4 p.m./6 p.m.)