The Illinois men’s basketball team will be spending at least some of Thanksgiving week 2018 in Hawaii.
The Illini will play in the 2018 Maui Jim Maui Invitational, the tournament announced on Wednesday. It will be Illinois’ fifth appearance in the event. The Illini won it in 2012, beating Butler.
For the first time, the even will have eight Division I teams:
- Iowa State
- San Diego State
The 2018 Maui tournament will be held Nov. 19-21 at the Lahaina Civic Center.
— Illini Basketball (@IlliniMBB) October 26, 2016