RICHMOND, Va. – VCU will open the 2017 Maui Jim Maui Invitational against Marquette on Monday, Nov. 20 at 2:30 p.m. (EST) on ESPN2, tournament officials announced Tuesday.
VCU is 2-0 all-time against Marquette, but the two schools have not met since the 1986-87 season. The Golden Eagles return three starters from last year's NCAA Tournament squad and are coached by Steve Wojciechowski.
The Black and Gold will be making its second all-time appearance in Maui. The Rams finished 1-2 in the 1986 Maui Invitational, then called the Hawaiian Airlines-Silversword Classic.
VCU is coming off its seventh straight NCAA Tournament appearance in 2016-17. The Rams return All-Atlantic 10 Conference selection Justin Tillman and welcome a number of new faces, including heralded transfers Issac Vann (Maine) and Khris Lane (Longwood).