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October 27, 2011 | WNST Staff

Men’s Basketball Team To Receive Surfboard During Halftime Of Tigers’ Football Game On Saturday Night
TOWSON, Md. –The EA SPORTS Maui Invitational will deliver a custom-made, commemorative surfboard to Head Coach Pat Skerry and members of the Towson men’s basketball team during halftime of the Tigers’ football game on Saturday, Oct. 29 against Delaware at Johnny Unitas® Stadium.
The presentation is being made in anticipation of the Tigers’ participation in the 2011 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational college basketball tournament.
The Tigers will face No. 13 Kansas in Lawrence, Kan. on Nov. 11 and No. 18 Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. on Nov. 14 as part of the opening games. They will also play against Belmont on Nov. 19 and then either UNC Greensboro or Middle Tennessee State on Nov. 20 in the regional games hosted at Middle Tennessee State.
Each fall, the tournament delivers a hand-crafted, custom-designed, eight-foot surfboard to each participating team.
The Tiger men’s basketball team will be playing their first exhibition game of the season against Holy Family (Pa.) at 3 p.m. in the Towson Center Arena. Admission to this event is free of charge.
Following the game, from 6:15–to-7 p.m., the Tigers will be signing autographs and handing out leis at a table located by the North Concourse of Unitas Stadium.
The EA SPORTS Maui Invitational is celebrating its 28th year as the nation’s premier early-season college basketball tournament.
The Championship Round includes Island Teams Duke, Georgetown, Kansas, Memphis, Michigan, Tennessee, UCLA and host Chaminade. Played fewer than 1,000 yards from the Pacific Ocean at Maui’s Lahaina Civic Center Nov. 21-23, four previous Maui champions, Duke (1992, 1997, 2001, 2007), Kansas (1996), Michigan (1985, 1988) and UCLA (2006), will return to the island in search of another Maui title and early-season bragging rights.
All eight teams, including Division II Chaminade, participated in the 2011 NCAA® Tournament.
The four newly-added Mainland Teams that will participate in the opening games and regional games, part of the tournament’s expansion, are Belmont, Middle Tennessee State, Towson and UNC Greensboro.
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