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Kansas-Chaminade: Preview and Open Game Thread

Jayhawks travel to the Maui Invitational for the sixth time in program history.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas vs Chaminade
Time 8:00 PM (Approximate)
Location Lahaina, HI
Stadium Lahaina Civic Center (2,000)
Series KU Leads 2-0
Television ESPNU
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The Jayhawks travel to Hawaii for their sixth trip to the Maui Invitational, where they will square off against the host school, Chaminade. The Maui Invitational features eight squads each year - seven invitees plus D-2 host Chaminade - with each team guaranteed three games (in three days) in a bracket-style format. Win your first two games, and you play for the championship on the final day.

Kansas is 1-1 on the young season after falling to Michigan State in Chicago last Tuesday. Chaminade is 0-2 with losses to Alaska (112-102) and Alaska-Anchorage (92-90). You'll notice the high scores - Chaminade likes to bomb away from behind the 3-point line. The Silverswords have chucked up 64 threes in their two games so far, hitting 28 of them (43.8%).

Said Chaminade head coach Eric Bovaird: "Every player on our team has the ability to shoot threes. That’s how I recruit. We can’t get the 6-10 guys they (the Jayhawks) have. We play a unique style."

Kansas leads the all-time series with Chaminade, 2-0, with both matchups coming in the Maui Invitational. Kansas is 11-6 all-time at the Maui Invitational, winning the event once, in 1996. This is Bill Self's third trip to Maui with KU.

Should Kansas knock off the Silverswords, they will face either UNLV or UCLA tomorrow at 9 PM. In the event of a loss, not only would the Jayhawks make headlines across the country for all the wrong reasons, they would play tomorrow at 3:30 PM.