Phoenix Invites Fans in Return to Cancun Challenge

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
Release: July 25, 2012
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Green Bay will travel to Moon Palace Resort for the 2012 Cancun Challenge in Cancun, Mexico Nov. 22-24

By: Jill Wunrow

GREEN BAY, Wis. ( - For the third consecutive season, the Green Bay women's basketball team will once again compete in a regular season tournament as it travels to Cancun, Mexico for the Cancun Challenge being held November 22-24.

Phoenix fans are invited to share in the experience at the Moon Palace Resort where Green Bay will play three games. James Madison, Minnesota, Missouri, Richmond and Wichita State along with two other teams to be announced at a later date will also be participating in the eight-team field.

This will be Green Bay's second time in three years participating in the Cancun Challenge. During the 2010-11 season the Phoenix went undefeated in the tournament, defeating Hartford (78-44), Penn State (78-74) and Utah (60-40). Green Bay's performance in the Cancun Challenge aided in the program's highest seed (5) in the NCAA Tournament, culminating with its first trip to the Sweet 16. To view a photo gallery of Green Bay's experience at the 2010 Cancun Challenge, click here.

Games will be played in the ballroom at the Moon Palace Resort. This is an all-inclusive, ocean front resort property that provides all food and beverages, activities on the resort and a quick walk from the beach to the basketball games.

The Triple Crown fan lodging and admission packages include the following:

  • Admission to all women's basketball games
  • Lodging at the Moon Palace Resort
  • Unlimited food and beverages (14 restaurants to choose from and 24 hour room service)
  • Round trip ground transfers to/from Cancun airport to Moon Palace
  • Resort credit per room for golf, spa services and optional tours
  • All taxes, tips and gratuities
  • Airfare to Cancun is NOT included in the package

For more information or to book your package call Melissa Koza at (970) 672-0567 or email at: Additional tournament information and pricing is available here.


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Thursday , November 26
Women's Basketball 
at Virginia
12:00 PM
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (UVI Sports and Fitness Center)
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Friday , November 27
Women's Basketball 
at Tulane
12:00 PM
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (UVI Sports and Fitness Center)
 | Live Stats  | Live Video  
Saturday , November 28
Women's Basketball 
at Rutgers
2:15 PM
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (UVI Sports and Fitness Center)
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Sunday , December 06
Women's Basketball 
at Drake
2:05 PM
Des Moines, Iowa (Knapp Center)
Wednesday, December 09
Women's Basketball 
at Butler
6:00 PM
Indianapolis, Ind. (Hinkle Fieldhouse)
Sunday , December 13
Women's Basketball 
at Wisconsin
2:00 PM
Madison, Wis. (Kohl Center)
Wednesday, December 16
Women's Basketball 
vs. Loyola
7:00 PM
KRESS CENTER [Subway 70's Night]
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Saturday , December 19
Women's Basketball 
vs. South Dakota State
5:00 PM
KRESS CENTER [Festival Foods Family Game]
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Tuesday , December 22
Women's Basketball 
vs. Belmont
6:00 PM
 | Live Stats ESPN3  
Wednesday, December 30
Women's Basketball 
vs. Dayton
7:00 PM
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Friday , January 01
Women's Basketball 
at Milwaukee
2:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
Thursday , January 07
Women's Basketball 
at Cleveland State
4:30 PM
Cleveland, Ohio
Saturday , January 09
Women's Basketball 
at Youngstown State
3:30 PM
Youngstown, Ohio
Thursday , January 14
Women's Basketball 
vs. Valparaiso
7:00 PM
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Saturday , January 16
Women's Basketball 
vs. UIC
1:00 PM
KRESS CENTER [Festival Foods Family Game/WMMB Trading Cards]
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