Tournament officials for the 2016 Men’s Cancun Challenge have wrapped up their work on the schedule, with matchups and game times announced today for the portion of this unique event held at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya.
This year’s field features Auburn, Purdue, Texas Tech and Utah State in the Riviera Division, with Eastern Kentucky, Georgia State, Idaho State and New Jersey Institute of Technology making up the Mayan Division. All four games of the Riviera Division will be televised on CBS Sports Network, while all Mayan games can be seen on YouTube Live.
All game are Cancun time (ET), home team listed second:
Tuesday, Nov. 22
NJIT vs. Georgia State, 12:30 p.m.
Idaho State vs. Eastern Kentucky, 3 p.m.
Texas Tech vs. Auburn, 6 p.m.
Purdue vs. Utah State, 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 23
Mayan Division third-place game, 12:30 p.m.
Mayan Division championship, 3 p.m.
Riviera Division third-place game, 6 p.m.
Riviera Division championship, 8:30 p.m.
The Cancun Challenge is one of the most unique basketball events held each year. Teams stay and play at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya near Cancun, Mexico. The resort’s convention center ballroom is converted into a basketball arena, providing fans a special close-up view of the games. Upon arrival, teams and fans are treated to a spectacular all-inclusive rock star vacation with games, practices, unlimited dining and drinks, world class entertainment, and fun all in one location. Previous champions include Vanderbilt (2008), Kentucky (2009), Missouri (2010), Illinois (2011), Wichita State (2012), Wisconsin (2013), Northern Iowa (2014) and Maryland (2015).
Located just off the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya offers the ultimate vacation for guests of all ages with both the adults-only and family friendly resort experiences. With a combined 1,264 ultra-posh and lavishly appointed guestrooms boasting balcony, terrace views or new, expansive sky terrace options with picturesque views, hydro tubs in each room, world-class shopping and endless style, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is nothing short of the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Complete with expansive outdoor pools and private beach, this all-inclusive escape offers nine world-class restaurants, eight bars and lounges, and to 88,915 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and event space ideal for elegant banquets, themed parties, weddings, concerts, and more.
Seating is limited for this exclusive event, and fans should book land travel packages through Triple Crown Sports for admission into games in Mexico. Travel packages are the only way to guarantee admission to games at this time. For travel package information, contact Sarah Sullivan by phone at 970-672-0533 or by email at email@example.com, or visit the website at www.cancunchallenge.net
About Triple Crown Sports
Based in Fort Collins, CO., Triple Crown Sports has been producing events in youth athletics and the college ranks for more than 30 years. TCS runs both the preseason and postseason WNIT basketball events and produces the men’s and women’s Cancun Challenge tournaments in November, which have been recognized by Sports Illustrated as a top-5 destination tournament for D-I basketball programs. TCS fastpitch tournaments (including the 1,000-team Sparkler/Fireworks event) draw the nation’s finest club programs, and hundreds of college coaches attend TCS events for recruiting purposes.