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Dear Readers:  

Aloha and Welcome to October on Maui! We would like to wish you and yours a VERY Happy Thanksgiving Day!! We all have a lot to be thankful for! If you are planning on being on island this month – basketball is the WORD!! 

“…The EA SPORTS Maui Invitational announced the official bracket for the 2007 edition of the nation's premier early-season college basketball tournament. Marking its 24th year, the eight-team competition will return to Maui's Lahaina Civic Center, located less than 1,000 yards from the Pacific Ocean. 

Seven NCAA Division I teams and host Chaminade University of Honolulu will ignite the college hoops season Nov. 19-21 with hopes of winning the coveted EA SPORTS Maui Invitational Wayne Duke Championship Trophy, won last year by 2007 Final Four participant UCLA.

ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU will again combine to offer live television coverage of all 12 tournament games. In addition, ESPN360.com will provide live simulcasts of the games televised on ESPN and ESPN2."Year after year, the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational ushers in the college basketball season with marquee fields," said Tournament Chairman Dave Gavitt. "Basketball fans are in store for another strong tournament field featuring highly ranked teams when Maui becomes the mecca of college basketball this November."

First-round action tips off on Monday, Nov. 19, with Game One featuring Pac West member and tournament host, Chaminade, led by third-year coach Matt Mahar, taking on former national champion and Maui newcomer Marquette, under head coach Tom Crean. The winner of this tournament opener will tackle the winner of Game Two, in which two-time Maui participant, LSU, piloted by coach John Brady, will face two-time national champion Oklahoma State, making its debut on the Maui hardwood with coach Sean Sutton at the helm. The Ivy League will take the court in Game Three, as first-year coach Sydney Johnson guides Princeton on its maiden voyage to Maui for a duel with Mike Krzyzewski's perennial powerhouse, Duke, a three-time NCAA champion and the only three-time Maui champion with a flawless 9-0 tournament record. That winner will face the winner of Game Four, which pits 1994 Maui titleholder, Arizona State, coached by Herb Sendek and boasting a 7-5 overall tournament record, tipping off against 2005 national runner-up, Illinois, a Bruce Weber-led team that returns to the island with plans to improve on second and third-place Maui finishes.

The semifinals are set for Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Eastern time, with the winners moving onto the championship game Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 10 p.m. Eastern. At a glance, the 2007 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational features: former national champions Duke, Marquette and Oklahoma State; former national runners-up Duke, Illinois, Marquette and Oklahoma State; 2007 NCAA Tournament participants Duke, Marquette and Illinois; Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Mike Krzyzewski; Duke, owner of an EA SPORTS Maui Invitational-record three championships (1992, 1997 and 2001); and Maui rookies Marquette, Oklahoma State and Princeton…”

As always…Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to read our magazine and or stopping by our web site (www.realestatemauistyle.net or www.livingmaui.com ). Your continued participation and support of our publication, in all forms, is essential to our success.  We constantly strive to make your participation a memorable and educational experience. If you have specific real estate questions on any of the properties or services mentioned throughout our magazine, please call our advertisers direct.  We have the MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE ADVERTISERS AROUND!!! Let them know you saw their ad in Real Estate Maui Style,a genuine “Made on Maui” product.  The only TRUE MAUI REAL ESTATE (non catalog) MAGAZINE… We’re LIVING MAUI. See you in December!!                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                           

Sincerely,

Leil Koch
President
Real Estate Maui Style
info@maui-style.com

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