By The Associated Press
STARKVILLE — Mississippi State has accepted an invitation to compete in the 2012 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational.
The Bulldogs join a field that includes Butler, Illinois, Marquette, North Carolina, Texas, Southern Cal and Division II Chaminade, the host school.
It will be the second trip in three years to Hawaii for the Bulldogs, who competed in the 2010 Diamond Head Classic last December in Honolulu.
Dates and brackets will be announced later in the fall.