MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University will open the 2013 Men’s Cancun Challenge at home against Georgia Southern on Thursday, Nov. 21, at a time still to be determined.
The tournament features eight men’s Division I college basketball teams and includes eight games played in the United States, and eight games played 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, 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, ULive.
Other games on Nov. 21 are Bowling Green at Wisconsin, Oral Roberts at Saint Louis and Presbyterian at Old Dominion.
On Saturday, Nov. 23, WVU hosts Presbyterian while Oral Roberts travels to Wisconsin, Bowling Green to Saint Louis and Georgia Southern to Old Dominion.
The tournament moves to Mexico on Tuesday, Nov. 26, with WVU meeting Old Dominion and Saint Louis facing Wisconsin in the Riviera Division while Presbyterian plays Bowling Green and Oral Roberts plays Georgia Southern in the Mayan division.
On Wednesday, Nov. 27 games will come out of the winners and losers of the games from the previous day.