Found November 19, 2012 on
The Cardinal Connect:
ESPN’s Andy Katz reported over the summer that Louisville and North Carolina were being courted by the Naismith Hall-of-Fame to feature next season’s Hall-of-Fame Tip Off Tournament. That became official this afternoon as ESPN confirmed that both Louisville and North Carolina have agreed to participate in the event.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and has been played for the past two seasons at the Mohegan Sun arena in Connecticut. Kentucky won the first annual tournament in 2011, while Ohio State defeated Washington State on Sunday to claim the 2012 tournament title.
Richmond, Holy Cross, Hofstra, and Belmont will join Louisville and North Carolina in next season’s tournament field. Basically, what I’m telling you is that there is a good chance the Cards and the Tar Heels will play early on next season. This should be exciting.
BEST OF MAXIM
North Carolina is dominating Mississippi State at half time, 49-17. North Carolina’s P.J. Hairston was the second biggest shot so far from the Maui Invitation:
LAHAINA, Hawaii – No. 11 North Carolina passed its first road test of the 2012-13 season on Friday. Now the Tar Heels will be tasked with the mental and physical drain of playing three games in three days against quality competition in the Maui Invitational.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina learned of its postseason ban in March, nearly six months before the season began. With the final game of the regular season less than a week away, the Tar Heels are looking forward rather than playing the “what if” game.
MAUI, Hawaii - Mississippi State could not match the firepower of ninth-ranked North Carolina in men's basketball action Monday afternoon.
The Tar Heels converted 15 3-pointers and led from start to finish in a 95-49 victory in the opening round of the EA Sports Maui Invitational.
LAHAINA, Hawaii – Roy Williams hoped the Maui Invitational would provide a confidence boost for his 11th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels. He got his wish with a strong performance against an overmatched and undermanned Mississippi State squad.