Morehead State To Play in Cancun Challenge

FT. COLLINS, Colo. - Cancun Challenge organizers announced the official game schedule for the inaugural event this fall in men's basketball. The Cancun Challenge features 10 men's college basketball teams, including Morehead State, and includes eight games played in the United States, and 10 games played at the all-inclusive Moon Palace resort in Cancun, Mexico.

Vanderbilt, New Mexico, Virginia Commonwealth, and Drake headline the field, and will be joined by Central Arkansas, Central Florida, Citadel, Grambling State, MSU, and South Dakota State.

This exclusive tournament is comprised of four host teams (Vanderbilt, New Mexico, Virginia Commonwealth, Drake) who will each host two games in their home arenas, then play each other for two games in Cancun. The other six teams will travel to U.S. games, then play two games in Cancun.

The Cancun Challenge is run by Fort Collins, Colo.-based Triple Crown Sports, which also organizes women's college basketball tournaments in Cancun. Triple Crown coordinates the Preseason and Postseason Women's NIT as well.

Schedule of U.S.-based games

Nov. 16

Morehead State at Vanderbilt

Citadel at VCU

Nov. 19

South Dakota State at VCU

Morehead State at Drake

Nov. 20

Grambling at New Mexico

Nov. 22

Central Florida at New Mexico

Nov. 23

South Dakota State at Drake

Nov. 26

Central Arkansas at Vanderbilt

Games in CANCUN, Mexico at Moon Palace resort

Nov. 29

Drake vs. Vanderbilt

VCU vs. New Mexico

Central Arkansas vs. Citadel

South Dakota State vs. Central Florida

Grambling vs. Morehead State
Nov. 30

Drake-Vanderbilt winner vs. VCU-New Mexico winner

Drake-Vanderbilt loser vs. VCU-New Mexico loser

Grambling vs. Citadel

Central Arkansas vs. South Dakota State

Morehead State vs. Central Florida