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San Diego State to Face Ohio State in Maui Invitational Opener

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San Diego State in their last game against Colorado State. Photo: Derrick Tuskan, via goaztecs.com

The San Diego men’s basketball team will begin play at the Maui Invitational against Ohio State on Nov. 21, tournament organizers announced Monday.

If the Aztecs beat the Buckeyes, they would face the winner of the first-round Arizona-Cincinnati matchup on Nov. 22 in a league semifinal, while a loss would have them play the underdog Wildcats-Bearcats on Nov. 22 in a fifth-place semifinal . . San Diego State will wrap up the tournament on Nov. 23.

The Aztecs, Ohio State and Arizona are among six teams in the eight-team field that played in the 2022 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, along with Creighton, which defeated San Diego State in the first round, Arkansas and Texas Tech.

The Aztecs will be making their fifth Maui Invitational appearance and first since 2018.

The Maui Invitational will be played at its usual venue Lahaina Civic Center in Lahaina, Hawaii for the first time since 2019. It was played in Asheville, North Carolina in 2020 and on the Las Vegas Strip in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

– City news service

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