Kansas To Face Chaminade in 2019 Maui Invitational Opening Game

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Courtesy of Kansas Athletics

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas men’s basketball will face Chaminade in the opening round of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, Nov. 25, at the Lahaina Civic Center in Lahaina, Hawaii, as the event released its bracket Thursday. The Jayhawks and Silverswords will play at 8 p.m. (Central) on ESPNU.

Kansas Jayhawk Basketball can be heard on Z-96.3 The Lake in North Central Kansas as well as FM 95.5 KNDY in Northeast Kansas & Southeast Nebraska.

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Kansas will face either UCLA or BYU in the second round game on Nov. 26, either at 4 p.m. (Central) or 9:30 p.m. (Central). With the third game of the event on Nov. 27, KU will play either Michigan State, Virginia Tech, Dayton or Georgia, all of which are on the other side of the bracket. All Maui Invitational contests will air on the ESPN family of networks.

Kansas is 14-6 all-time in the Maui Invitational and has won the event twice, in 1997 and 2015, its last trip to Maui. KU will be making is fourth appearance in the Maui Invitational under head coach Bill Self.

KU is 3-0 against Chaminade with all three meetings in the Maui Invitational. The Jayhawks last faced the Silverswords in the opening round of the 2015 Maui Invitational, a KU 123-72 victory. KU went on to win the title 2015 defeating UCLA in the semifinals and Vanderbilt in the championship game. UCLA is the only other team in the 2019 field Kansas has faced in Maui and the Jayhawks are 2-0 versus the Bruins in the event.

Kansas in the Maui Invitational
at Lawrence, Kan. & Lahaina, Hawaii
2015-16 Season/1st Place of Eight
11-13-15, Northern Colorado, W, 109-72 (at Lawrence, Kan.)
11-23-15, Chaminade, W, 123-72
11-24-15, UCLA, W, 92-73
11-25-15, Vanderbilt, W, 70-63
2011-12 Season/2nd Place of Eight
11-11-11, Towson, W, 100-54 (at Lawrence, Kan.)
11-21-11, Georgetown, W, 67-63
11-22-11, UCLA, W, 72-56
11-23-11, Duke, L, 61-68
2005-06 Season/7th Place of Eight
11-21-05, Arizona, L, 49-61
11-22-05, Arkansas, L, 64-65
11-23-05, Chaminade, W, 102-54
2001-02 Season/3rd Place of Eight
11-19-01, Ball State, L, 91-93
11-20-01, Houston, W, 95-78
11-21-01, Seton Hall, W, 80-62
1996-97 Season/1st Place of Eight
11-25-96, LSU, W, 82-53
11-26-96, California, W, 85-67
11-27-96, Virginia, W, 80-63
1987-88 Season/4th Place of Eight
11-27-87, Chaminade, W, 89-62
11-28-87, Iowa, L, 81-100
11-29-87, Illinois, L, 75-81

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.