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Women's Basketball to Play In The Cancun Challenge

July 25, 2013

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The Boston College women's basketball team will compete in the 2013 Cancun Challenge, which will be played at the Aventura Palace Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

The Cancun Challenge is set for November 28, 29 and 30.

Boston College is one of eight teams in the tournament. The Eagles will play in the Mayan Tournament and open up against UNC Wilmington. BC will play Iowa in the second game of the tournament followed by a final against USC. The Riviera Tournament bracket features Arizona State, Illinois, North Carolina and Arkansas State.

The Eagles last played in Cancun, Mexico during the 2008-09 season. The Eagles were undefeated in the tournament as they upset No. 22 ranked TCU, 77-68, in the first game. BC's second win came against James Madison, 71-63.

In the 2012-13 season, Boston College played in a Thanksgiving Tournament in Seattle, Washington. The Eagles went 1-1 in the tournament with a win over Portland and a loss to Sacred Heart. In the 2010-11 season, BC played in the Junkanoo Classic, in the Grand Bahamas. The Eagles defeated Seton Hall and Sacred Heart to win the tournament.

The Cancun Challenge tournaments are unique events where all teams stay and play at the all-inclusive Aventura Palace Resort in Riviera Maya near Cancun, Mexico. The resort's convention center ballroom is converted into an arena which provides fans a special close-up view of the games.

Seating is limited for this exclusive event, and all fans should book travel packages through Triple Crown Sports for admission into games in Mexico. Travel packages are the only way to ensure admission to games at this time.

For travel package information, contact Sarah Sullivan by phone at 970-672-0533 or by email at, or visit the website at

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