Nov. 23, 2013
Basketball fans unable to make the trip to Maui will now have behind-the-scenes insider access, thanks to remote location production solutions and technology provided by Oomba.tv, a new, innovative live-streaming platform. For the first time ever, fans will be able to watch the teams participate in pre-Tournament activities and postgame press conferences at www.mauiinvitational.com.
The Oomba.tv team will feature Scott Braun, MLB Network studio host, and bring fans all of the action off the court, including the EA SPORTS Players’ Party, the Tip-Off Banquet, postgame press conferences and exclusive interviews. Below is a full schedule of events:
EA SPORTS Players Party Video Game Challenge – Saturday, Nov. 23 – 11:00 p.m. CT
Watch players from all eight participating Championship Round teams face off in an EA SPORTS video game competition.
Sunday Morning Coaches Press Conference – Sunday, Nov. 24 – 12:00 p.m. CT
ESPN’s Jimmy Dykes will moderate a pre-Tournament press conference with all eight Tournament coaches. See what Jim Boeheim thinks about playing Richard Pitino after coaching against his father for so many years.
Tip-Off Banquet – Sunday, Nov. 24 – 12:00 a.m. CT
A staple of Tournament week in Maui, ESPN’s Jay Bilas will host the team banquet, which features a team processional of all eight teams, remarks from each head coach and traditional Hawaiian entertainment.
Postgame Press Conferences – Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 25-27 – After Each Game
Tune in following each game for postgame press conferences with the head coach and select players of both teams. Hear what each coach thought about his team’s performance and what they expect in the following day’s matchup.
To view all of these events and more, visit www.mauiinvitational.com. You can also view the archived streams at the Tournament’s YouTube page and at Oomba.tv shortly after each event is finished.
Balanced Effort Leads Gophers Over Penn State
Nate Mason had 16 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, and Jordan Murphy added 16 points and 16 rebounds for the Minnesota Gophers in an 81-71 win over Penn State on Saturday.
Preview: Gophers vs. Penn State
Minnesota returns home for its final homestand of the year and final game in the month of February.
Traffic Advisory: Busy Weekend on Campus
Fans are advised to plan extra time for travel and parking on campus this Friday and Saturday due to multiple events taking place.