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Today’s tourney planner

November 19, 2012
The Maui News

Butler vs. Marquette

10:30 a.m. * ESPN2

What's up The tournament opener is today's only game in which both teams are getting votes in The Asso-ciated Press poll. The schools are located about 275 miles apart, but have not met since Butler's 84-74 home victory in 1991. Marquette leads the overall series 14-11.


Mississippi State vs. North Carolina

1 p.m. * ESPN2

What's up Mississippi State's Valley Isle debut will be against a team it has lost to in all five previous meetings, most recently in the 2010 National Invitation Tournament. North Carolina is unbeaten in the first round of the Maui Invitational, and has won its last nine games overall in Lahaina.


Texas vs. Chaminade

4:30 p.m. * ESPNU

What's up Texas won the teams' only previous meeting 84-62 in a first-round game at Lahaina Civic Center eight years ago. Chaminade has lost its last eight Maui openers, by an average of more than 25 points. The Silverswords defeated a Providence team coached by Rick Barnes in 1991.


Southern Cal vs. Illinois

7 p.m. * ESPN2

What's up This is the first of three scheduled games against Big Ten opponents for Southern California (Nebraska and Minnesota are coming up). Illinois will be trying to win for the third time in nine total meetings - USC took the last matchup, in the first round of the 1997 NCAA tournament.



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