Auburn basketball may be in The Bahamas this week, but next year's Thanksgiving week plans are already set.
Triple Crown Sports announced late on Wednesday seven of the eight teams that will participate in the 2022 Men's Cancun Challenge.
Auburn is one of those teams, along with Bradley, Liberty, Northwestern, Purdue Fort Wayne, Southern Miss and Winthrop.
“Teams all around the country are excited to see these travel events return to the forefront, and it’s no surprise the Cancun Challenge has a solid group of programs already on board,” said event director Sarah Molina.
The tournament, which is currently set for Nov. 22-23 of next season, will take place in a modified ball room of the Hard Rock Hotel Rivera Maya. Host sites within the U.S. will also be used in the challenge.
This will be Auburn's second appearance in the Cancun Challenge, with the first one being in the 2016 version of the tournament. Auburn went 3-1 in the four games it played, with wins over Georgia State, Eastern Kentucky and Texas Tech. It ultimately lost its final game in the tournament against Purdue, 96-71.
The eighth and final member of the field has yet to be determined.
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