2014 GCI Great Alaska Shootout pairings, TV games announced

July 10, 2014

UAA has unveiled the pairings for the 2014 GCI Great Alaska Shootout, with seven games slated for national television on CBS Sports Network. This year’s Shootout is scheduled for Nov. 25–29 at the Alaska Airlines Center, starting with women’s first-round action on Tuesday night and concluding with the men’s championship on Saturday. Host UAA will open against Yale on the women’s side and Pacific on the men’s side to begin their respective tournaments.

Long Beach State and Boise State kick off the women’s action at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Yale against UAA. Women’s consolation and championship games are slated for 2:30 and 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The 37th annual men’s Shootout begins with all four first-round games on CBS Sports Network on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Host UAA will take on Pacific in the opener at 7:30 p.m. AST/11:30 p.m. EST Wednesday, followed by Missouri State vs. Colorado State at 10 p.m. AST/2 a.m. EST. Thanksgiving matchups will be Rice against Mercer–fresh off a 2014 NCAA Tournament upset of Duke–at 5:30 p.m. AST/9:30 p.m. EST, followed by Washington State vs. UC Santa Barbara at 8 p.m. AST/Midnight EST.

CBS Sports Network will also air both Friday semifinals as well as Saturday’s championship game at 7:30 p.m. AST/11:30 p.m. EST.

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

For more details about this year’s tournament, visit GoSeawolves.com.

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