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Preview: Maui Invitational

The Championship Round of the 2012 Maui Invitational is set to begin on Monday with a quartet of games featuring all eight of the teams in the tournament field.

Sheldon McClellan and the Longhorns play host Chaminade Monday night on ESPNU.

The Texas Longhorns got the best of the first round draw facing tournament host Chaminade on Monday night with a semifinals game against the winner of USC and Illinois slated for Tuesday barring a major upset by the Silverswords.

First Round Schedule


Game 1: Butler vs. Marquette, Nov. 19, 3:30pm eastern on ESPN2
Game 2: Mississippi State vs. North Carolina, Nov. 19, 6pm eastern on ESPN2
Game 3; Texas vs. Chaminade, Nov. 19, 9:30pm eastern on ESPNU
Game 4: USC vs. Illinois, Nov. 19, midnight eastern on ESPN2

Maui Invitational Field

Butler Bulldogs
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
History: Butler has made 11 NCAA Tournament appearances, including two Final Fours and an all-time record of 18-11 in the Big Dance.
Conference: Atlantic 10
Head Coach: Brad Stevens, sixth season as a head coach
- Sixth season as head coach at Butler
- 140-41 career record, four NCAA Tournament appearances
- 11-4 NCAA Tournament record
- Two national title game appearances (2009-10 and 2010-11)
- Horizon League Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2010,
Last Season: 22-15, 11-7 in the Horizon League. Butler lost in the semifinals of the CBI
2012-13 Record: 1-1
Butler beat Elon 74-59 on Nov. 10, and lost at Xavier 62-47 Nov. 13.
The Starters:
G Rotnei Clarke, 6-0, senior (14.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists)
G Chase Stigall, 6-3, senior (2.0 points, 0.5 rebounds and 0.5 assists)
F Roosevelt Jones, 6-4, sophomore (4.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists)
F Khyle Marshall, 6-6, junior (10.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 0.5 blocks)
C Andrew Smith, 6-11, senior (4.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.5 assists)

Marquette Golden Eagles
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
History: Marquette has made 30 NCAA Tournament appearances, including a 1977 National Championship and three Final Fours. The Golden eagles have an all-time record of 38-31 in the Big Dance.
Conference: Big East
Head Coach: Buzz Williams, sixth season as a head coach
- In his fifth season as head coach at Marquette
- 110-61 career record
- 5-4 NCAA Tournament record
- Has led Marquette to back-to-back Sweet 16’s entering the 2012-13 season
Last Season: 27-8, 14-4 in the Big East, and a Sweet 16 appearance
2012-13 Record: 2-0
Marquette beat Colgate 84-63 Nov. 11, and beat Southeastern Louisiana 64-53 Nov. 13
The Starters:
G Junior Cadougan, 6-1, senior (7.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists)
G Vander Blue, 6-4, junior (6.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists)
G Trent Lockett, 6-5, senior (7.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists)
F Jamil Wilson, 6-7, junior (10.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists)
C Chris Otule, 6-11, senior (10.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks)

Mississippi State Bulldogs
Location: Starkville, Mississippi
History: Mississippi State has made 10 NCAA Tournament appearances, including one Final Four and an all-time record of 11-10 in the Big dance.
Conference: SEC
Head Coach: Ricky Ray, first season as a head coach
- First season as head coach at Mississippi State
Last Season: 21-12, 8-8 in the SEC, and a first round loss in the NIT
2012-13 Record: 1-1
Mississippi State lost at Troy State 56-53 Nov. 9, and beat Florida Atlantic 78-58 Nov. 13.
The Starters:
PG Trivante Bloodman, 6-0, sophomore (10.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists)
G Fred Thomas, 6-5, freshman (10.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals)
G Jalen Steele, 6-3, junior (9.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals)
F Colin Borchert, 6-8, junior (5.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks)
C Wendell Lewis, 6-9, senior (5.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists)

North Carolina Tar Heels
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
History: North Carolina has made 43 NCAA Tournament appearances, including National Championships in 1957, 1982, 1993, 2005 and 2009. All told, the Tar Heels have advanced to 18 Final Fours and have an all-time record of 108-41 in the Big Dance.
Conference: ACC
Head Coach: Roy Williams, 25th season as a head coach
- Tenth season as head coach at North Carolina
- 260-68 record at North Carolina
- 418-101 record in 15 seasons at Kansas
- 678-169 career record
- Williams has an NCAA Tournament record of 61-20
- Coached North Carolina to the national championship in 2004-05 and 2008-09
- Has coached teams to Final Four appearances seven times. Kansas advanced to the Final Four in 1990-91, 1992-93, 2001-02 and 2002-03 under Williams. North Carolina did the same in 2004-05, 2007-08 and 2008-09.
- Williams’ teams have advanced to the Elite Eight or better 11 times in 24 seasons.
- Williams’ teams have advanced to the Sweet 16 or better 14 times in 24 seasons.
- Williams’ teams have advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 22 of the last 23 seasons.
- Williams has coached team to 30 win seasons 10 times.
- Williams’ teams have won 15 regular season conference titles.
Last Season: 32-6, 14-2 in the ACC and an Elite Eight appearance
2012-13 Record: 3-0
UNC beat Gardner-Webb 76-59 Nov. 9, Florida Atlantic 80-56 Nov. 11, and won at Long Beach State 78-63 Nov. 16.
The Starters:
PG Marcus Paige, 6-1, freshman (7.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists)
G Dexter Strickland, 6-3, senior (7.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists)
G Reggie Bullock, 6-7, junior (10.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists)
F Desmond Hubert, 6-10, sophomore (0.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocks)
F James McAdoo, 6-9, sophomore (21.0 points, 11.3 rebounds and 1.0 steals)

Texas Longhorns
Location: Austin, Texas
History: Texas has made 30 NCAA Tournament appearances, including three Final Fours and an all-time record of 34-33 in the big Dance.
Conference: Big 12
Head Coach: Rick Barnes, 26th season as a head coach
- 15th season as head coach at Texas
- 335-130 at Texas.
- 535-262 career-record
- 20-20 record in the NCAA Tournament
- Coached Texas to the Final Four in 2002-03, and the Elite Eight in 2005-06 and 2007-08
- Texas advanced to the Sweet 16 or better in five of seven seasons from 2001-02 through 2007-08
- Has coached Texas to two seasons of 30 or more wins
- Has won or shared three Big 12 regular season titles (1998-99, 2005-06 and 2007-08)
- Texas has won 20 or more games in 13 straight seasons
- Texas has made the NCAA Tournament in all of Barnes’ 14 seasons in Austin.
_ Rick Barnes coached teams have advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 17 straight seasons, and 18 of the last 19.
Last Season: 20-14, 9-9 in the Big 12 and a first round NCAA Tournament loss.
2012-13 Record: 2-0
Texas beat Fresno State 55-53 Nov. 9, and Coppin State 69-46 Nov. 12
The Starters:
PG Javan Felix, 5-10, freshman (5.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists)
SG Sheldon McClellan, 6-5, sophomore (22.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.5 steals)
SF Ioannis Papapetrou, 6-8, freshman (7.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks)
PF Jonathan Holmes, 6-7, sophomore (5.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks)
C Cameron Ridley, 6-10, freshman (3.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks)

Sophomore point guard Myck Kabongo made the trip with the Texas team, but his status remains up in the air.

Chaminade Silverswords
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Conference: Pac West
Head Coach: Eric Bovaird, first season as a head coach
Last Season: 11-14, 9-9 in the Pac West
2012-13 Record: 2-1
Chaminade beat St. Martin’s 87-84 Nov. 9 and Western Oregon 84-76 Nov. 10, and lost to Western Washington 93-83 Nov. 14.
The Starters:
G Dominique Cooks, 6-4, senior (9.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists)
G Lee Bailey, 6-0, sophomore (15.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists)
G Bennie Murray, 6-4, senior (15.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.0 steals)
G De’Andre Haskins, 6-4, senior (18.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists)
F Rhys Murphy, 6-7, junior (12.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals)

USC Trojans
Location: Los Angeles, California
History: USC has made 16 NCAA Tournament appearances, including two Final Fours and an all-time record of 11-19.
Conference: Pac-12
Head Coach: Kevin O’Neill, 16th season as a head coach
- Fourth season as head coach at USC
- 214-235 career record
- 43-55 record at USC
- 2-4 NCAA Tournament record
- Has been the head coach at Marquette, Tennessee, Northwestern, Arizona (interim) and USC
Last Season: 6-26, 1-17 in the Pac -12
2012-13 Record: 2-0
USC beat Coppin State 87-73 Nov. 9, and Long Beach State 62-44 Nov. 13.
The Starters:
G Jio Fontain, 6-0, senior (4.5 points, 0.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists)
G JT Terrell, 6-3, junior (13.5 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists)
G Byron Wesley, 6-5, sophomore (11.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists)
F Eric Wise, 6-6, senior (8.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists)
F Dewayne Dedmon, 7-0, junior (6.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks)

Illinois Fighting Illini
Location: Champaign, Illinois
History: Illinois has made 29 NCAA Tournament appearances, including five Final Fours and an all-time record of 39-30.
Conference: Big 10
Head Coach: John Groce, 5th season as a head coach
- First season as head coach of Illinois
- 88-56 career record
- Won two Mid-American Conference titles at Ohio U.
- 3-2 NCAA Tournament record
- Led Ohio U. to the Sweet 16 in 2011-12
Last Season: 17-15, 6-12 in the Big 10
i]2012-13 Record:[/i] 3-0
Illinois beat Colgate 75-55 Nov. 9, St. Francis New York 89-64 Nov. 12, and won at Hawaii 78-77 in overtime Nov. 17.
The Starters:
G Tracy Abrams, 6-1, sophomore
G Brandon Paul, 6-4, senior (19.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists)
G DJ Richardson, 6-3, senior (11.0 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals)
F Tyler Griffey, 6-9, senior (9.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks)
C Nnanna Egwu. 6-11, sophomore (7.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocks)

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