The ESPN2-televised game will tip off at 5 p.m. EST (noon Hawaiian time) in the second game of the eight-team, three-day event.
It is the second straight year the Cardinals will open their season against the Steve Alford-coached Hawkeyes. U of L fell 70-69 in overtime to Iowa in the John Wooden Tradition in Indianapolis, Ind. to open the 2003-04 season before reeling off 16 straight victories. Iowa posted a 16-13 record last season, reaching the National Invitation Tournament.
Other first-round matchups, all of which are televised by ESPN2, include host Chaminade against Texas (2:30 p.m. EST), BYU vs. North Carolina (9 p.m. EST), and Stanford against Tennessee (11:30 p.m. EST).
U of L will face either Chaminade or Texas in the second round of the event on Nov. 23, playing at 7 p.m. EST in an ESPN-televised game if the Cardinals win, or at 1:45 p.m. EST if U of L falls to Iowa. The final round will be played on Nov. 24 with the championship game tipping off at 9:30 p.m. EST on ESPN.
It will be U of L's third appearance in the tournament, also playing in the event in 1989 and 2001. U of L Coach Rick Pitino's 1993-94 University of Kentucky team won the Ninth Annual Maui Invitational, defeating Arizona 93-92 in the championship game.
U of L's complete 2004-05 men's basketball schedule will be released when completed in late August or early September.
21st EA Sports Maui Invitational Basketball Tournament
Nov. 22-24, 2004 Lahaina Civic Center, Maui, Hawaii
Monday, November 22
Game 1 Chaminade vs. Texas 9:30 a.m. HT/ 2:30 p.m. EST Game 2 Iowa vs. Louisville
Noon HT/ 5 p.m. EST Game 3 BYU vs. North Carolina
4 p.m. HT/ 9 p.m. EST Game 4 Stanford vs. Tennessee
6:30 p.m. HT/11:30 p.m. EST
Tuesday, November 23
Game 5 Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 8:45 a.m. HT/ 1:45 p.m. EST Game 6 Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4
11 a.m. HT/ 4 p.m. EST Game 7 Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
2 p.m. HT/ 7 p.m. EST Game 8 Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4
4:30 p.m. HT/ 9:30 p.m. EST
Wednesday, November 24
Game 9 Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 5th/6th Place Game 9 a.m. HT/ 2 p.m. EST Game 10 Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8
3rd/4th Place Game 11:30 a.m. HT/ 4:30 p.m. EST Game 11 Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6
7th/8th Place Game 2 p.m. HT/ 7 p.m. EST Game 12 Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8
Championship Game 4:30 p.m. HT/ 9:30 p.m. EST