Field Set For Cancun Challenge

WVU's revamped men's basketball team will face some new foes as part of the Cancun Challenge this November.

West Virginia was one of the eight teams announced as part of the 2013 Men's Cancun Challenge, which is played on both campus sites and at the Aventura Palace resort near Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

WVU will compete as part of the Riviera Division, which also includes Old Dominion (CUSA), St. Louis (Atlantic 10) and Wisconsin (Big 10). The Mayan Division is made up of Bowling Green (Mid-American), Georgia Southern (Southern), Oral Roberts (Southland) and Presbyterian (Big South).

Like many holiday tournaments, action begins at campus sites before moving to the tournament host site. WVU, along with the other three teams in the Riviera Division, will host members of the Mayan Division in games on Nov. 21 and 23. Following those contests, all eight teams will travel to Mexico for two games played in their respective divisions (Nov. 26-27). The exact tournament schedule and opponents will be announced at a later date.

All four games of the Riviera Division will be nationally televised live in HD from the Aventura Palace Convention Center on CBS Sports Network. The Mayan Division games will be webcast on

"We're excited about this year's field which will be one of the most competitive since the tournament's inception in 2008," said Cancun Challenge Director Brent Amick. "This is a special event for teams and fans and is played in an incredible ocean-front setting in Mexico. Fans making the trip down to cheer on their school will be able to watch great competition while enjoy the warm climate and beautiful beaches of the Riviera Maya."

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