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Former champs, Notre Dame receives invite to the 2021 Maui Invitational

Notre Dame basketball is official part of the 2021 field for the Maui Invitational. This will mark the fourth time that program has competed in the event: 1993, 2008 and 2017. The rest of the tournament field is composed of Oregon, St. Mary’s, Wisconsin, Texas A&M, Houston, Chaminade and Butler.

Back in 2017, Notre Dame won the Maui Invitational — capped with a dramatic one-point win over Landry Shamet and Wichita State. (At the time of the victory, Notre Dame was 6-0 and a top 12 team in KenPom. It’s unfortunate how injuries to Bonzie Colson and Matt Farrell that season took away what could’ve been a special run in South Bend.)

After the game, Mike Brey celebrated in style. Perhaps we will get a repeat performance in 2021.