Nov. 24, 2014
Contact: Nathan Webber
Great Alaska Shootout Starts Tuesday, 3 undefeated’s left
PORTLAND, Ore. – One of the premier basketball
tournaments in the west starts Tuesday in Anchorage as
UAA hosts the Great Alaska Shootout.
The Great Alaska Shootout features three Division I
teams along with host Alaska Anchorage.
The Seawolves will play Yale in the opening round of the
two-day tournament at 8 p.m. The winner moves on to
the championship game on Wednesday while the loser
plays in the consolation match also on Wednesday.
The tournament starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday with Long
Beach State against Boise State.
Standings and Schedule
Alaska Anchorage has won the Great Alaska Shootout
seven times, including four in a row from 2006-2009.
The Seawolves have won its opening game in the
tournament in eight of the last 11 years.
TUESDAY, NOV. 25
Montana State Billings at Hawaii Pacific, 4:30 p.m.
San Francisco State at Western Washington, 5 p.m.
Western Oregon at Corban, 5 p.m.
Yale at Alaska Anchorage, 8 p.m.
Most recently, Alaska Anchorage has defeated Division I
North Dakota State and UC Riverside in 2012 and 2013
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26
Long Beach State/Boise State at Alaska Anchorage, TBA
San Francisco State at Seattle Pacific, 5 p.m.
UAA’s game against Yale will count towards its regular
season record, but Wednesday’s game will be an
The 4-0 Seawolves are also one of three undefeated
teams in the GNAC.
Seattle Pacific, which is ranked first in the D2SIDA West
Region poll, won the West Region Crossover Classic in
Bellingham after defeating Azusa Pacific and UC San
Diego. Falcon Suzanna Ohlsen was named the
tournament MVP for her 38 point, 10 assist
Alaska is at 5-0 for the first time in their GNAC history.
The team went 3-0 in the Dixie Thanksgiving Classic in
Utah last week where it beat Cal State Marcos, Chico
State and host Dixie State.
These three teams are a combined 13-0 and beat teams
by an average of 25.9 points per game.
Simon Fraser started the season 2-0 but fell against No.
2 Cal Poly Pomona Sunday 89-80 in Burnaby.
THURSDAY, NOV. 27
Saginaw Valley State at Alaska, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY, NOV. 28
Montana State Billings at Hawaii Hilo, 1 p.m.
Augustana at Alaska, 4 p.m.
Northwest at Saint Martin’s, 5 p.m.
Simon Fraser at Colorado Mesa, 5 p.m.
Tampa at Western Washington, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, NOV. 29
Carroll at Northwest Nazarene, 2 p.m.
Dixie State at Central Washington, 2 p.m.
Montana State Billings at Chaminade, 5 p.m.
Tampa at Saint Martin’s, 5 p.m.
Simon Fraser at Western State, 7 p.m.
Northwest at Western Washington, 7:30 p.m.
Colorado Christian at Alaska, 4 p.m.
Around the GNAC
Joining Ohlsen on the West Region Crossover Classic alltournament team was teammate Aubree Callen along with
the Vikings Taylor Peacocke and Katie Colard.