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Iowa State will play in the 2018 Maui Invitational

Iowa State is headed to Maui in 2018. The Cyclones will play in the prestigious Maui Invitational in November 2018, the school announced on Wednesday.

Duke, Gonzaga, Arizona, Illinois, Xavier, San Diego State and Auburn make up the rest of the field. This will be the first time the tournament field includes eight Division I programs in its 35-year history.

Iowa State last played in Maui in 1990 when Johnny Orr’s squad went 1-2 with a win over Chaminade and losses to Syracuse and Santa Clara. All 12 Maui games will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks.

The tournament will take place Nov. 19-21 at Maui’s Lahaina Civic Center.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.