From Arkansas State University
Arkansas State will head south of the border to participate in the Cancun Challenge Tournament presented by Triple Crown Sports over the Thanksgiving holiday. A-State will play three games in three days begginning Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28) with a matchup with North Carolina who comes into the game holding a No. 11 ranking. The Red Wolves will follow on Friday with a matchup with Illinois, the only team in the tournament that Arkansas State has previously played. Both games wills start at 2:30 p.m. The tournament will conclude on Saturday as the Red Wolves will play Arizona State at noon. All games can be heard on 95.3 The Ticket and AStateRedWolves.com. Live video coverage will be provided at http://ulive.cbssports.com/.
A-State is coming off one of its biggest victories of the young season,a 91-68 win at Louisiana Tech. Arkansas State jumped out to a 8-0 lead and never looked back as it lead by double-digits for the final 33 minutes of game. It was A-State's first victory in Ruston in 21 chances it snapped at 29-game losing skid to the Lady Techsters.
This is Arkansas State's second trip to Cancun having played in the Fun in the Sun Classic Tournament in 2000-01 against Duke and Florida Atlantic. The Red Wolves went 1-1 in the tournament and will be looking to build upon their recent success.