October 26, 2016

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) The 2018 Maui Invitational field will include eight Division I programs for the first time with host Chaminade moving to the opening round every other year.

Chaminade has hosted the tournament since its inception in 1984, but will now play in the opening round in alternating years, starting in 2018.

The 2018 field includes five-time Maui Invitational champion Duke and two-time champion Arizona. It also will include 2009 champion Gonzaga, Xavier, San Diego State, Auburn, Illinois and Iowa State.

This year's tournament includes North Carolina, UConn, Oregon, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Oklahoma State and Georgetown.

Chaminade will play in the championship round the next two tournaments.

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