The 2020 Maui Invitational is moving east for 2020. According to a report from college hoops insider Jon Rothstein, the 2020 Maui Invitational will in fact — as has been speculated for several weeks now — take place in Asheville, North Carolina.
The 2020 Maui features a strong eight-team field, including the North Carolina Tar Heels. The event run run from Nov. 11-Dec. 2.
Due to COVID-19, a variety of early-season, high-profile tournaments will change location. For example: the 2020 Battle 4 Atlantis will move to South Dakota.
Back in early July, the tournament still planned on taking place at its annual host site in Hawaii; however, at the time, organizers started to form contingency plans, too.
Sources: The 2020 Maui Invitational will be held in Asheville from 11/30 to 12/2.
Field includes North Carolina, Indiana, Texas, Alabama, Providence, Stanford, UNLV, and Davidson.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) September 18, 2020
Earlier this week, the NCAA announced that Nov. 25 will mark the official start date for the 2020-21 college basketball season. As of right now, the ACC still plans to have a non-conference component to its scheduling model; along with participation in a multiple-team event (MTE), like the Maui Invitational, teams will also have additional room for other out-of-conference foes.