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    USD WBB: Coyotes invited to Cancun Challenge

    VERMILLION, S.D.–South Dakota women’s basketball has accepted an invitation to compete in the 2017 Cancun Challenge held Nov. 23-25, at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.

    The Coyotes will compete in the Riviera Division alongside the SEC’s Tennessee, the Big 12’s Oklahoma State, Marquette, Indiana State and Montana. The tournament also features 2017 NCAA Runner-Up Mississippi State headlining the Mayan Division. The Mayan Division also includes Arizona State, Columbia and Green Bay. Matchups and schedules will be announced later this spring.

    “We are looking forward to competing in the Cancun Challenge next season,” said USD head coach Dawn Plitzuweit. “The caliber of competition that we will face will be second-to-none and the setup of the tournament for our fans looks absolutely unbelievable! We would love to have a strong contingency of Coyote family with us to celebrate Thanksgiving next year.”

    South Dakota is one of six teams in the challenge to boast 20 or more victories during the 2016-17 season.

    “We are thrilled to showcase such a great group of teams at the Cancun Challenge,” said Renee Carlson, executive director of the event. “Returning teams and first-time teams alike will find a competitive experience that also promotes team bonding, recruiting opportunities, a Mayan cultural view and a team/fan relationship like no other.”

    Triple Crown Sports has organized Division I basketball tournaments in Cancun for the past 12 years with 100 schools participating. All tournament games are played on-site at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. In addition to the games, the all-inclusive hotel includes unlimited dining and drinks, world class entertainment and fun all in one location.

    Find out more information by visiting the website ( for details.

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