The University of New Mexico Basketball women will spend this coming Thanksgiving in Mexico, according to the organizers of the Women’s Cancun Challenge.
The 10-team 2023 event will take place on Nov. 23-25, and the Lobos will face Montana State on the 23rd — Thanksgiving Day — and Georgia Tech on the following day. Games will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in a converted ballroom to host the games.
The event will be put on by Triple Crown Sports.
For 2023, the four-team Mayan Division will feature Green Bay, Maryland, UMass and Washington State. These squads will play a three-game round robin at the event. In the Riviera Division, six teams will be making the trip and playing two games while in Mexico – Creighton, Georgia Tech, James Madison, Michigan State, Montana State and UNM.
UNM has not made a corresponding announcement on the event.
This year’s Lobos (10-8, 2-3 Mountain West) next play at San Diego State on Thursday (noon, themw.com, 610 AM/95.9 FM).