Maui Invitational relocating to Honolulu in the wake of wildfires
By MARK ANDERSON AP Sports Writer | Saturday, September 16, 2023, 12:05 a.m.
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FILE - Texas forward Jericho Sims (20) and North Carolina forward Armando Bacot (5) tip off for the start of an NCAA college basketball game for the championship of the Maui Invitational, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Asheville, N.C. The Maui Invitational will be played in Honolulu this year because of the wildfire that devastated Lahaina where the tournament usually is played. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File)
A general view shows the aftermath of a wildfire on Aug. 21 in Lahaina, Hawaii. During the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century, a developer of land around a threatened Maui community urgently asked state officials for permission to divert stream water to help fight the growing inferno. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
The Maui Invitational will be held in Honolulu this year because of the wildfires that devastated Lahaina, where the tournament usually is played.