Cowboy Basketball Will Play in 2010 Cancun Challenge

May 14, 2010

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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    University of Wyoming head basketball coach Heath Schroyer made the announcement on Friday that the Cowboy basketball team will compete in the 2010 Cancun Challenge on Nov. 23-24. The challenge will be played at the Aventura Palace and Spa in Cancun, Mexico.

    While the complete eight-team tournament field is still being finalized, Missouri, Providence, LaSalle, North Florida and Morgan State are currently scheduled to compete with the Cowboys. The tournament will feature two divisions, the Mayan and Riviera Divisions. The Riviera Division will feature Wyoming, Missouri, Providence and LaSalle. The other four teams will play in the Mayan Division.

    All eight teams playing in the challenge will play a pair of games on campus sites before traveling to Cancun. The Cowboys will play both games in Laramie. Dates and times of those games, as well as the entire 2010 Cowboy basketball schedule, will be announced at a later date.

    For Cowboy fans looking to attend the Cancun Challenge, game admission is only available through the purchase of a Triple Crown travel package. This package includes lodging at Aventura Palace, food and drink, airport transfers, admission to all tournament games, admission to the tournament banquet with the teams and more. Packages start at $840 per person. For information on a travel package, visit www.cancunchallenge.net, contact Triple Crown Sports at (970) 672-0567 or email melissa@triplecrownsports.com.

    The package does not include air travel. To book airfare and trip insurance, contact New Horizons Travel, the official travel agency of Wyoming Athletics, at (800) 864-4364.

    For more information on the Aventura Palace, visit www.palaceresorts.com.