CBS Sports Network to Televise 2012 Cancun Challenge Live
Moses Morgan and the Blue Demons face Wichita State at the Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort on Nov. 20.

Aug. 28, 2012

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The 2012 Men’s Cancun Challenge will be televised live on CBS Sports Network, Nov. 20-21, from the all-inclusive Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort in Cancun, Mexico.  The year’s featured teams include DePaul (BIG EAST), Iowa (Big Ten), Wichita State (Missouri Valley) and Western Kentucky (Sun Belt).

“CBS Sports Network has been a great media partner on this event and we’re thrilled to once again be airing the games live nationally on the network” said Dave King, CEO of Triple Crown Sports, producers of the Cancun Challenge.  “It is college basketball at its best with NBA-ready talent in one of the most unique fan experiences in sports.”

Two games from the Riviera Division will be televised on Tuesday, Nov. 20 featuring DePaul vs. Wichita State at 7 p.m. ET and Iowa vs. Western Kentucky at 9:30 p.m. ET. On Wednesday, Nov. 21, the Riviera third-place game will be televised at 7 p.m. ET, and the Riviera Championship game at 9:30 p.m. ET.  

The tournament consists of eight men’s Division I college basketball teams broken into two divisions (Riviera and Mayan). Eight games are played in the U.S. where the four teams in the Riviera Division host the four schools from the Mayan Division.  All eight teams then travel to Cancun for two games played at the Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort.  Previous Riviera Division champions include Vanderbilt (2008), Kentucky (2009), Missouri (2010), and Illinois (2011).

CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 613 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to

The Cancun Challenge is regarded as one of the most unique preseason men’s college basketball tournaments.  Teams stay at the all-inclusive Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort and enjoy all the amenities the resort has to offer.  A ballroom is converted into an arena and fans who attend the event get an up-close perspective of their team while enjoying an all-inclusive setting. 

The Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort is located on Cancun’s tranquil south shore. Nestled between 123 acres of tropical foliage and secluded white sand beach, the property offers guests more than 2,400 waterside and garden view accommodations or golf villa suites. Guests enjoy unlimited gourmet dining and premium spirits. Multiple pools are complemented by two children’s pools, one Golf Club pool, six Jacuzzis and four swim-up bars. Additional on-site adventures range from a water sports marina for sporting activities to a fully equipped fitness center and private Kids Club. Recognized as Cancun’s premiere entertainment resort destination, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort has hosted world-renowned artists such as Shakira and Enrique Iglesias, and the critically-acclaimed Broadway hit Cirque Dreams’ Jungle Fantasy. 

The Cancun Challenge is owned and produced by Triple Crown Sports, which also organizes women’s college basketball tournaments in Cancun, and the Preseason and Postseason Women’s NIT.  For complete information on the Cancun Challenge please visit:



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