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FORT COLLINS, Colo.–Cancun Challenge organizers have announced that tournament passes will be available for this fall’s Division I men’s basketball event played in Cancun, Mexico.

All-tournament admission passes will go on sale to the general public beginning Monday, Oct. 26, for the Cancun Challenge games to be played at the Moon Palace Resort in Cancun. The $300 passes are general admission and provide entry to all eight men’s basketball games played Nov. 24-25.

Fans who purchased travel/game packages from Triple Crown Sports already have their game tickets included.

The Cancun Challenge features eight men’s Division I college basketball teams and includes eight games played in the U.S., and eight games played at the all-inclusive Moon Palace resort. The field includes Cleveland State, Florida A&M, Kentucky, Oral Roberts, Rider, Sam Houston State, Stanford, and Virginia.

Fans not staying at the Moon Palace resort (or another Palace Resort property) will need to pay a day pass fee of $81 per day that is charged by the Moon Palace, in addition to the tournament pass. This day fee is assessed by the resort because of its all-inclusive nature, and fans will then have unlimited access to all restaurants with food and drinks, and amenities of the resort.

To get tournament passes or more information, call Triple Crown Sports at 970-672-0521 or send an e-mail to

The Cancun Challenge is owned and produced 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. 18
Oral Roberts at Stanford, 10 pm ET

Nov. 19
Sam Houston State at Kentucky, 7 pm ET
Rider at Virginia, 7 pm ET
Florida A&M at Cleveland State, 7 pm ET

Nov. 21
Florida A&M at Stanford, TBA
Rider at Kentucky, 1 pm ET
Oral Roberts at Virginia, 2 pm ET
Sam Houston State at Cleveland State, 7 pm ET

Games in CANCUN, Mexico
(Games listed in Eastern Time;
Cancun is on Central Time)
Nov. 24
Florida A&M vs Rider, 11 am ET
Oral Roberts vs. Sam Houston State, 1:30 pm ET
Kentucky vs. Cleveland State, 4:30 pm ET
Virginia vs. Stanford, 7 pm ET

Nov. 25
Florida A&M-Rider loser vs.Oral Roberts-Sam Houston State loser, 1:30 pm ET
Florida A&M-Rider winner vs. Oral Roberts-Sam Houston State winner, 4 pm ET
Kentucky-Cleveland St. loser vs. Virginia-Stanford loser, 7 pm ET
Kentucky-Cleveland St. winner vs. Virginia-Stanford winner, 9:30 pm ET

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