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UI women headed to Cancun Challenge

Tournament officials announced the women’s fields and pairings for the 2013 Cancun Challenge Tournaments at the all-inclusive Aventura Palace Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The University of Illinois will face Arizona State, Arkansas State and North Carolina in the three-day Thanksgiving weekend event.
Fort Collins, Colo. (UI Release) Tournament officials announced the women’s fields and pairings for the 2013 Cancun Challenge Tournaments at the all-inclusive Aventura Palace Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The University of Illinois will face Arizona State, Arkansas State and North Carolina in the three-day Thanksgiving weekend event.
 
Eight women’s Division I college basketball teams will each play three games at the resort on November 28, 29, and 30.  The Cancun Challenge Riviera Tournament features Arizona State, Arkansas State, Illinois, and North Carolina. The Cancun Challenge Mayan Tournament features Boston College, Iowa, UNC Wilmington, and USC.
 
The teams each play one game per day in a true classic format. The games are played in the Central Time Zone.
 
Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013
Riviera Tournament
Arizona State vs. Illinois, 12 p.m. CT
North Carolina vs. Arkansas State, 2:30 p.m. CT
Mayan Tournament
UNC Wilmington vs. Boston College, 5 p.m. CT
USC vs. Iowa, 7:30 p.m. CT
 
Friday, Nov. 29, 2013
Riviera Tournament
North Carolina vs. Arizona State, 12 p.m. CT
Arkansas State vs. Illinois, 2:30 p.m. CT
Mayan Tournament
Iowa vs. Boston College, 5 p.m. CT
USC vs. UNC Wilmington, 7:30 p.m. CT
 
Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013
Riviera Tournament
Illinois vs. North Carolina, 12 p.m. CT
Arizona State vs. Arkansas State, 2:30 p.m. CT
Mayan Tournament
Boston College vs. USC, 5 p.m. CT
UNC Wilmington vs. Iowa, 7:30 p.m. CT

 
The Cancun Challenge tournaments are unique events where all teams stay and play at the all-inclusive Aventura Palace Resort in Riviera Maya near Cancun, Mexico. The resort’s convention center ballroom is converted into an arena which provides fans a special close-up view of the games. 
 
Seating is limited for this exclusive event, and all fans should book travel packages through Triple Crown Sports for admission into games in Mexico.  Travel packages are the only way to ensure admission to games at this time.  For travel package information, contact Sarah Sullivan by phone at 970-672-0533 or by email at sarah@triplecrownsports.com, or visit the website at www.cancunchallenge.net.
 
The Cancun Challenge is owned and produced by Triple Crown Sports, based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Triple Crown Sports also produces a men’s Division I college basketball tournament in Mexico, as well as the Preseason and Postseason Women’s NIT.
 
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