Teams, Pairings Announced For GCI Great Alaska Shootout
Host Alaska Anchorage will open with Maryland Eastern Shore in the women's tournament and former Division II rival Cal State Bakersfield in the men's bracket.
Host Alaska Anchorage will open with Maryland Eastern Shore in the women's tournament and former Division II rival Cal State Bakersfield in the men's bracket.

Friday, July 21, 2017
by Alaska Anchorage Athletic Communications

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The University of Alaska Anchorage has unveiled the times and pairings for the 2017 GCI Great Alaska Shootout, set for Nov. 21-25 at the Alaska Airlines Center. The schedule for the 40th annual college basketball tournament will differ slightly from recent editions, featuring a day between games on the women’s side and an off day for the men’s semifinal qualifiers.

Women’s action will start things on Tuesday, Nov. 21, with Binghamton against Tulsa at 5:30 p.m. and host UAA vs. Maryland Eastern Shore at 8 p.m.

Wednesday will feature all four men’s first-round contests, starting with Cal Poly vs. College of Charleston at noon and Central Michigan vs. Sam Houston State at 2:30 p.m. in the top bracket. The bottom of the men’s bracket will pit Idaho against Santa Clara at 5:30 p.m. and CSU Bakersfield against UAA at 8 p.m.

The women retake the court on Thanksgiving Day for their consolation and championship games at noon and 2:30 p.m., followed by the men’s consolation semifinals at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The men’s semifinals take center stage on Friday night at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., while Saturday’s placing rounds will tip at noon (7th/8th), 2:30 p.m. (4th/6th), 5:30 p.m. (3rd/5th) and 8 p.m. (championship).

The GCI Great Alaska Shootout is the longest-running regular-season college basketball tournament in the nation, taking place every Thanksgiving Week in Anchorage since 1978. This will be the fourth tournament held at UAA’s new, 5,000-seat Alaska Airlines Center.

To purchase Shootout tickets now, contact Chris Gerace at 907-786-7811 or cmgerace@uaa.alaska.edu.

2017 GCI GREAT ALASKA SHOOTOUT
Alaska Airlines Center – Anchorage, Alaska
All times Alaska Standard (4 hours behind EST)

Women’s Schedule
Tuesday, Nov. 21 – First Round
5:30 p.m. – Binghamton vs Tulsa
8 p.m.  – Maryland Eastern Shore vs Alaska Anchorage

Thursday, Nov. 23
Noon – Binghamton/Tulsa loser vs UMES/UAA loser (3rd place)
2:30 p.m. – Binghamton/Tulsa winner vs UMES/UAA winner (Championship)

Men’s Schedule
Wednesday, Nov. 22 – First Round
Noon (Game 1) – Cal Poly vs College of Charleston
2:30 p.m. (Gm. 2) – Central Michigan vs Sam Houston State
5:30 p.m. (Gm. 3) – Idaho vs Santa Clara
8 p.m. (Gm. 4) – CSU Bakersfield vs Alaska Anchorage

Thursday, Nov. 23 – Consolation Semifinals
5:30 p.m. (Gm. 5) – CP/CofC loser vs CMU/SHSU loser
8 p.m. (Gm. 6) – Idaho/SCU loser vs CSUB/UAA loser

Friday, Nov. 24 – Semifinals
5:30 p.m. (Gm. 7) – CP/CofC winner vs CMU/SHSU winner
8 p.m. (Gm. 8) – Idaho/SCU winner vs CSUB/UAA winner

Saturday, Nov. 25
Noon (Gm. 9) – Game 5 loser vs Game 6 loser (7th/8th place)
2:30 p.m. (Gm. 10) – Game 5 winner vs Game 6 winner (4th/6th place)
5:30 p.m. (Gm. 11) – Game 7 loser vs Game 8 loser (3rd/5th place)
8 p.m. (Gm. 12) – Game 7 winner vs Game 8 winner (Championship)