The Atlantic Coast Conference has the best winning percentage in Maui Invitational games, based on teams' current affiliation. The ACC already owned the top mark before adding Syracuse this season - the Orange's 6-0 performance in Lahaina helps gives the conference a 58-24 record and .707 winning percentage.
The ACC and Big Ten are tied for most total victories. Illinois' run to last year's title left the Big Ten at 58-31.
Of the major conferences, only the Big 12 is under .500 on the Valley Isle, falling to 26-27 after Texas finished in seventh place in 2012.
The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa has created a beverage menu inspired by the tournament teams, with colors to match the schools' insignia.
Among the cocktails being offered is "Bruiser's punch," named for the Baylor mascot and consisting of rum, pine-apple juice and a float of melon liqueur, and the "Go Gonzaga," a pina colada swirled with strawberry puree and blue curacao.
Nonalcoholic choices include "Otto's Orange Dream," a nod to Syracuse with vanilla ice cream blended with orange juice and topped with whipped cream.
The Sheraton is also offering specials and discounts based on wins and points scored, and to fans wearing a team jersey or colors.
The 12 officials scheduled to work in Lahaina this week have handled a combined 150 NCAA tournaments and 31 Final Fours.
Ed Hightower has worked the Big Dance 26 times, with 12 Final Fours, both tops among the group.
Been here before
This year is just the second since 2005 in which all eight teams in the Maui Invitational field have appeared in the event before.
Among this year's participants, Baylor has gone the longest since its most recent visit - the Bears made their only previous appearance in 1987, finishing sixth.
Syracuse's perfect performance in its two trips to Maui gives the Orange the longest active winning streak among this year's teams.
Dayton has won its last four Valley Isle games, taking the title in 2003 after finishing in third place in 2000.
The longest winning streak in tournament history is 15 games - and counting - by Duke.
Sunday's free-throw contest teaming tournament coaches and Maui students was won by Ashley Peralta of Maui Waena Intermediate School and Dayton coach Archie Miller - each went 2-for-2 to claim the title. Coty Clarke of Arkansas won a players Madden NFL 25 competition Saturday night, beating Dayton's Jalen Robinson 21-7 in the final. Arkansas and California are using a bit of hashtag word play on their teams' Twitter feeds. Cal has put the tag "BEARadise" on its Maui posts while Arkansas has gone with "AloHogs."
"I have been in this tournament a time or two and one of my least favorite memories was when we played Chaminade in the 9 o'clock game on Wednesday, which was not the highlight of my college career. That was no fun and I have mentioned that to my team a time or two. That's not a place - not that Chaminade would be there because they're awfully good - but that (seventh) place 9 o'clock game on Wednesday is not where you want to be."
- California coach Mike Montgomery, on his appearance with Stanford in 1994, during his one losing season in 31 years as a college head coach