2011-2012 Season

2011 Maui Invitational Bracket Announced, Michigan to Open Versus Memphis

The 2011 Maui Invitational Bracket was released by ESPN this weekend and Michigan will open the tournament against Memphis on November 21st at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

Should Michigan win, the Wolverines will face the winner of the Duke vs. Tennessee game. Here’s the full bracket:

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Memphis returns a very talented team and is ranked in the top 15 of most preseason top 25 rankings. Joe Jackson (USA U19) and Will Barton highlight the returning players while 5-star wing Adonis Thomas and big man Stan Simpson highlight the Tigers’ incoming class. Beyond the players on the floor, Memphis and Michigan play a dramatically different brand of basketball. Josh Pastner’s team likes to play an uptempo, sometimes turnover heavy, style of basketball compared to John Beilein’s more deliberate pace.

Video of John Beilein discussing the Maui Invitational Field after the jump.

What do you think of Michigan’s draw in the tournament and how do you think the Wolverines will fare?

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You can find Michigan’s entire non-conference schedule, and Big Ten single plays, on our future schedule page.

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