The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will book new plane tickets in November from Hawaii to Las Vegas. The Maui Invitational will now take place in Las Vegas from November 22-24. Due to the ongoing pandemic, travel restrictions and COVID-19 protocols in Hawaii, the change had to be made. With the pandemic underway in 2020, the invitation from Maui has been moved to Asheville, North Carolina, with consecutive years the invitation has not been to Hawaii due to COVID-19.
“I would like to thank the event organizers, KemperLesnik and their Vice President Tom Valdiserri for their patience and understanding over the past few weeks and months as we monitor public health developments together. We value Maui’s partnership with them and look forward to their return to their land here in Maui in 2022, ”said Maui Mayor Michael Victorino.
Notre Dame will play the Maui Invitation against St. Mary’s in the first round. Irish Hoops will play Monday, November 22, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in * Las Vegas * on ESPN2. The Irish are returning to the Maui Invitational for the first time since the 2017-18 season when they won their first title in Maui. This season’s Maui lineup includes Notre Dame, St. Mary’s, Texas A&M, Wisconsin, Butler, Houston, Oregon, and Chaminade. The winner of the Notre Dame – St. Mary’s contest will face the winner of Oregon – Chaminade on November 23, 2021 at 3 p.m.