We saw significant progress over the course of Buzz Williams’ first year at the helm of Texas A&M basketball, finishing above .500 in SEC play after a dismal start to non-conference play. And while it’s still unclear what the 2020-2021 schedule will look like (thanks COVID), by year three the hope is this program will be set up to make a tournament run. And it seems like they’ll look to test their mettle early.
In '21, we're @MauiInv bound— Texas A&M Basketball (@aggiembk) May 1, 2020
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The Aggies have accepted an invitation to play in the prestigious Maui Jim Maui Invitational on Nov. 22-24, 2021. They will be joined by several power programs in Butler, Chaminade, Houston, Notre Dame, Oregon, Saint Mary’s and Wisconsin. The field boasts a combined 137 NCAA Tournament appearances and 59 Sweet Sixteen berths, and five of A&M’s potential seven opponents in the tournament finished last year in the top 26 of college basketball RPI.
A&M will offer travel packages for the tournament that will be available at a later date.I can’t say I’ve ever really considered Thanksgiving in Hawaii, but it just might be time to start.