West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins announced last season that the Mountaineers would play in the 2013 Cancun Challenge. On Thursday, the tournament announced the complete field, including Old Dominion (C-USA), Saint Louis (Atlantic 10), West Virginia (Big 12) and Wisconsin (Big Ten) in the Riviera Division.
The Mayan Division will include Bowling Green (Mid-American), Georgia Southern (Southern), Oral Roberts (Southland) and Presbyterian (Big South).
The tournament format includes eight games played in the United States (Nov. 21 and 23) where the four teams in the Riviera Division host the four schools in the Mayan Division. All eight teams then travel to Mexico for two games played in their respected divisions (Nov. 26-27).
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 CBSsports.com, ULive.
“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.”