Cancun Challenge Pairings Announced

Another small chunk of West Virginia's 2013-14 men's basketball schedule was finalized today with the release of pairings for the Cancun Challenge.

West Virginia will host Georgia Southern on Nov. 21 and Presbyterian on Nov. 23 before heading to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, for the final rounds of the eight team event. At the Aventura Palace resort, WVU will face Old Dominion on Nov. 26, then either St. Louis or Wisconsin the following day.

Overall, the tournament features eight men's Division I college basketball teams and includes eight games played in the United States and another eight in Mexico. Old Dominion, Saint Louis, West Virginia and Wisconsin headline the host teams for the games played in the U.S. and are joined by Bowling Green State, Georgia Southern, Oral Roberts, and Presbyterian.

Once teams arrive in Mexico they are split into two divisions (Riviera and Mayan). A champion is crowned in both divisions. 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 live on CBSsports.com.

The pairings include:

U.S. Games (Times TBD)

Thur. - Nov. 21

Bowling Green at Wisconsin
Oral Roberts at Saint Louis
Presbyterian at Old Dominion
Georgia Southern at West Virginia

Sat. - Nov. 23

Oral Roberts at Wisconsin
Bowling Green at Saint Louis
Georgia Southern at Old Dominion
Presbyterian at West Virginia


Mexico Games (Times TBD)

Tues. - Nov. 26

Mayan Division

Presbyterian vs. Bowling Green
Oral Roberts vs. Georgia Southern

Riviera Division

West Virginia vs. Old Dominion
Saint Louis vs. Wisconsin

Wed. - Nov. 27

Winners and losers of Nov. 26 games play each other.

Previous champions of the Cancun Challenge include Vanderbilt (2008), Kentucky (2009), Missouri (2010), Illinois (2011) and Wichita State (2012).


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