UK Returns to EA Sports Maui Invitational

Nov. 21, 2010

UK Returns to EA Sports Maui Invitational

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Date & Time Mon., Nov. 22, 5:30 p.m. ET
Coverage TV: ESPN2
Radio: BBSN
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Location Lahaina Civic Center
Maui, Ha.
Maui Invitational With a win, the Cats next face the winner of Virginia-Washington at 9:30 p.m. ET. With a loss, the Cats will face the loser of Virginia-Washington at 4:30 p.m. ET.

It's been four years, but the Kentucky Wildcats found their way back to Maui for the prestigious EA Sports Maui Invitational. The last time UK appeared on the island, they posted a 1-2 record which included a win over DePaul and losses to No. 5 UCLA and the John Calipari-coached Memphis Tigers in the 2006 Maui Invitational.

Kentucky will face the Oklahoma Sooners in the first round in a match-up of teams that haven't met on the hardwood in 23 years. The Wildcats enter the tournament on a two-game winning streak to open the 2010-11 campaign, while the Sooners enter on a three-game winning streak of their own.

Kentucky has posted a 8-4 (.667) record on the island, a record that includes the 1993 Maui Invitational Championship.

CAT SCRATCHES

  • Kentucky is in its 108th season of basketball.
  • Kentucky is the all-time NCAA leader in wins with 2,025.
  • The Wildcats were picked to finish second in the SEC East by select media and received two votes to win its 45th SEC title.
  • Kentucky is 2-0 against Oklahoma, however the two haven't met since the 1987 season.
  • The Wildcats have rolled up a 54-9 record against schools comprising the Big 12 conference.
  • Kentucky is 8-4 all-time in the Maui Invitational and 10-4 in games played in Hawaii.
  • Freshman Brandon Knight received a vote from the media to be named the SEC Player of the Year and was selected a first team All-SEC performer. League coaches named Knight and Darius Miller to their second team.
  • Terrence Jones became only the second freshman in school history with a 20-10 game in his debut.
  • UK has opened the season shooting 47.7 pct. (21-44) from 3-point range in its first two games.