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Previewing the 2015 Maui Invitational field: Chaminade

The Silverswords will try this week to win their first game in Maui since 2012.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The annual lovable losers and welcoming party of the Maui Invitational, Chaminade has won just seven of their 85 games in Maui since the tournament's inception in 1984.

Their most recent win came back in 2012 against Texas, and with the stacked field that will make their way into Hawaii this week, one would expect that drought to continue.

Offseason roundup

The Silverswords lost one of the best players to ever pass through their program this offseason, as guard Lee Bailey graduated after an extremely productive four-year career.

Bailey ended up in the top ten in the school's all-time lists for points, assists and steals, while he was also named Second Team All-PacWest in 2014. Chaminade added Tyler Cartaino, Kaleb Gilmore and Masa Swain on the recruiting trail this offseason.

Their season so far

The Silverswords dropped both of their games in the PacWest/GNAC Challenge last weekend, first dropping a close one to Alaska Anchorage, 92-90, before falling to Alaska the following day. At 0-2, they'll have the daunting task of opening up the Maui against Kansas on Monday.

Key players

Chaminade has had no issues scoring in their first two games, averaging 96 points so far this year. Guard Oscar Pedroso has scored 40 points in just 38 total minutes, and he's shot 53 percent (9-17) from 3-point range in the Silverswords first two games. Guards Kuany Kuany and James Harper have also averaged in double digits through two, with 16 and 15 points per game, respectively.

Chaminade opens Maui against Kansas and will then face either UNLV or UCLA.