GONZAGA BULLDOGS #1 IN AP
EA SPORTS™ Maui Invitational® continues to bring
#1 competition to the #1 destination for Feast Week® 2013:
Gonzaga Bulldogs #1 in AP
Congratulations to the Gonzaga Bulldogs for topping the AP chart for the first time in school history! The Bulldogs will be returning to the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational this November for their fourth appearance.
- 2002: The Zags beat Utah in the first round, fell to Indiana by one point in the semi-final and lost to UK Wildcats in the third place game
- 2005: The Gonzaga vs. Michigan State game is listed as one Most Memorable non-NCAA tournament games by ESPN.com. The Zags beat the Spartans 109-104 in triple overtime in their first game of the Tournament.
- 2009: Gonzaga’s last appearance at the Lahaina Civic Center earned them bragging rights as they beat Cincinnati in overtime for the championship game.
This November, Gonzaga will join #17 Syracuse, Arkansas, Baylor, California, Dayton, Minnesota and host Chaminade to compete for bragging rights and the Wayne Duke Championship Trophy. To commemorate the team’s participation in the upcoming Tournament, an 8-foot authentic surfboard was presented to Athletic Director Mike Roth and Spike the mascot during the Feb. 20th home game against Santa Clara that aired on ESPNU.
Ticket Travel Packages
The 2013 Tournament Championship Round will take place this Nov. 25-26-27 at the Lahaina Civic Center, just 1,000 yards the Pacific Ocean and Ka’anapali Beach, the #1 rated beach in the United States (Trip Advisor.com). Call Oahu Travel, the Tournament's official travel agency (800.826.3822) or visit the Tournament website: www.mauiinvitational.com/travel for more information. Packages include game tickets and accommodations at an official host hotel. And to purchase your Tournament branded merchandise, visit mauiinvitational.com/merchandise.
The EA SPORTS Maui Invitational is brought to you by Chaminade University, EA SPORTS, Maui Visitors Bureau, County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation, Hawaii Tourism Authority, adidas, GEICO and Hawaiian Airlines. The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa and Westin Maui Resort & Spa, all located in the beautiful Ka’anapali Beach Resort area, serve as host hotels. Tournament operated by KemperLesnik.