IU's trip to Hawaii comes to a merciful end at 7 p.m. tonight with a game against Chaminade, the host school. I'm not doing a full preview because there isn't much statistical information about the Division II Silverswords. IU played Chaminade in the loser's bracked in 1994 and won 92-79, between losses to Utah and Tulane. According to Yahoo! Sports, Chaminade has a 5-65 record in the tournament, including a win last season over Princeton. Chaminade also defeated Davidson in 1984, Providence in 1991, Stanford in 1992, and Villanova in 2003. Contrary to popular belief (or at least my belief), Chaminade's legendary upset of top-ranked Virginia in 1982 was not part of the Maui Invitational; rather, it provided the inspiration for the tournament.
Maui Invitational, game 3: Chaminade.
By John M. IU