Get your Hawaiian shirts ready, because the Maui Invitational is coming to North Carolina.
The annual Thanksgiving week college basketball tournament will be played a week later in Asheville this year at Harrah’s Cherokee Center. ESPN reported that the tournament — which will include two North Carolina schools, UNC and Davidson — will take place Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. The other schools are Alabama, Indiana, Providence, Stanford, Texas and UNLV.
— Harrah's Cherokee Center – Asheville (@harrahsctravl) September 18, 2020
The tournament is normally held the three days before Thanksgiving in Hawaii, but the coronavirus pandemic forced both the relocation and change in date — the college basketball season is not scheduled to start until Nov. 25.