HPU Women’s Hoops To Play In 2015 Cancun Challenge

Posted by Press Release on February 19, 2015 at 9:33 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

HIGH POINT, N.C. –The High Point University women’s basketball team will be a member of the 10-team 2015 Women’s Cancun Challenge held in Cancun, Mexico tournament officials announced today.

The tournament will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya on Nov. 26-28.

“We’re excited about this opportunity,” head coach DeUnna Hendrix said. “Ultimately we, as a coaching staff, want to prepare our student-athletes for life beyond High Point University. So to be able to compete against quality opponents outside of the country will better them both as players and people. It will be an amazing experience.”

NC State, Duke, Georgia Tech, Texas State, UAB, Iowa State, Northern Iowa, Idaho and Seton Hall will join the Panthers in the tournament. The matchups for the games will be announced this spring.

Duke, Idaho, Iowa State and Texas State will play a three-game round-robin while the other six teams will play two games apiece. HPU will play either Georgia Tech, UAB, Northern Iowa, Seton Hall or NC State.

The Cancun Challenge is one of the premier basketball events held each year and was rated as a top-five preseason tournament by Sports Illustrated in 2014. Teams stay and play at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. The resort’s convention center ballroom is converted into an arena, which provides fans a special close-up view of the games. Once arriving to the hotel, teams and fans are treated to a spectacular all-inclusive rock star vacation with games, practices, unlimited dining and drinks, world-class entertainment and fun all in one location.

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