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@SunDevilWBB to play three games at 2021 Cancun Challenge

Jun 17, 2021

TEMPE, Ariz. – The Sun Devil women's basketball team will be spending Thanksgiving weekend in Mexico where they will play three games in three days at the 2021 Cancun Challenge.
The event, which will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, features four teams in the Mayan Division (Arizona State, Baylor, Fordham and Houston) and six teams in the Riviera Division (UCF, Idaho State, Iowa, Seton Hall, Toledo and USC). 
The Sun Devils will open play at the Cancun Challenge on Thurs., Nov. 25 with a Turkey Day contest against Houston (1:30 p.m. EST/11:30 a.m. MST). The game will be a rematch of last season's WNIT contest won by Houston 50-48. Less than 24 hours later (11 a.m. EST/9 a.m. MST), the Sun Devils will take on perennial national power and 2021 regional finalist Baylor. ASU will then close out the Cancun Challenge on Sat., Nov. 27 when they face Fordham (11 a.m. EST/9 a.m. MST).
This will be the fifth visit (2005, 2007, 2013, 2017) to the Cancun Challenge for the Sun Devils, who won all three of their games in 2013.
All games will be broadcast through FloHoops (

Here is the schedule for the entire tournament (all times EST):
Thursday, Nov. 25
Mayan Division

Fordham vs. Baylor, 11 a.m.
Arizona State vs. Houston, 1:30 p.m. 
Riviera Division
Iowa vs. Seton Hall, 4 p.m.
Toledo vs. Idaho State, 6:30 p.m.
USC vs. UCF, 9 p.m. 

Friday, Nov. 26
Mayan Division

Baylor vs. Arizona State, 11 a.m.
Houston vs. Fordham, 1:30 p.m. 
Riviera Division
Toledo vs. Seton Hall, 4 p.m.
Iowa vs. USC, 6:30 p.m.
Idaho State vs. UCF, 9 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 27
Mayan Division

Fordham vs. Arizona State, 11 a.m.
Baylor vs. Houston, 1:30 p.m.

Games are played in the modified ballroom at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya; teams and their fans are in walking distance from their rooms to the games to the restaurants to poolside.

"We fully expected the Women's Cancun Challenge to attract its usual standout field for 2021; it was just a matter of moving past the pandemic obstacles to get the schedules assembled," said Sarah Molina, event director for the Cancun Challenge. "Teams and fans are energized with the return to a normal college basketball season, and this event will fulfill their expectations of strong competition and a memorable experience up and down the roster." 

Seating is limited for this exclusive event, and all fans should book land travel packages through Triple Crown Sports for admission into games in Mexico. Travel packages are the only way to guarantee admission to games at this time. For travel package information, contact Sarah Molina at 970-672-0533 ( or visit the website

About the Cancun Challenge
Located just off the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea, the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya offers the ultimate vacation for guests of all ages with both the adults-only and family friendly resort experiences. With a combined 1,264 ultra-posh and lavishly appointed guestrooms boasting balcony, terrace views or new, expansive sky terrace options with picturesque views, hydro tubs in each room, world-class shopping and endless style, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is nothing short of the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Complete with expansive outdoor pools and private beach, this all-inclusive escape offers nine world-class restaurants, eight bars and lounges, in addition to 88,915 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and event space ideal for elegant banquets, themed parties, weddings, concerts, and more.