Game Time, National TV Schedule Set for Great Alaska Shootout

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Release: August 20, 2013
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Keifer Sykes and the Phoenix can be seen on Thanksgiving Night live on CBS Sports Network.

GREEN BAY, Wis. ( – The Green Bay men’s basketball team’s opening game of the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout against Pepperdine will be nationally televised by CBS Sports Network on Thanksgiving Night (Nov. 28) at 8:30 p.m. CT, the University of Alaska Anchorage announced on Tuesday.

The Great Alaska Shootout will take place at Sullivan Arena from Nov. 27-30. Aside from Green Bay and Pepperdine, the eight-team field in the 36th annual event includes tournament host Alaska Anchorage, Harvard, Denver, Indiana State, Tulsa and TCU.

The winner of the Green Bay-Pepperdine contest will face the Denver-Harvard winner in the semifinals on Friday 11 p.m. CT in another contest which will be televised live nationally on CBS Sports Network.

CBS Sports Network also announced on Tuesday that the championship game on Saturday, Nov. 30 will be televised live at 11:30 p.m. CT. The third-place game, which will begin at 5 p.m. CT, will be tape delayed on CBS Sports Network at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1.

Including the Phoenix, five of the teams in the field appeared in postseason play in 2012-13. Harvard won the Ivy League and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament while Denver tied for first in the Western Athletic Conference and played in the NIT. Pepperdine finished the 2012-13 season with a 12-18 record and a 4-12 mark in the West Coast Conference.

The Phoenix previously appeared in the Great Alaska Shootout in 1993, finishing in sixth place with a 1-2 record.

The Shootout is the longest-running regular season college basketball tournament in the nation, taking place every Thanksgiving in Anchorage since 1978.

Green Bay’s complete men’s basketball schedule for the 2013-14 season is expected to be finalized in the near future, but head coach Brian Wardle had previously announced home contests against Wisconsin (Nov. 16) and Virginia (Dec. 7).

Complete Great Alaska Shootout Schedule and TV Information
Wednesday, Nov. 27 – First Round
10:30 p.m. – Tulsa vs Indiana State (CBS Sports Network)
11 a.m. – Texas Christian vs Alaska Anchorage(CBS Sports Network)

Thursday, Nov. 28 – First Round
8:30 p.m.  – Pepperdine vs Green Bay (CBS Sports Network)
11 p.m. – Denver vs Harvard (CBS Sports Network)

Friday, Nov. 29 – Consolation Semifinals & Semifinals
3 p.m. – Tulsa/ISU loser vs TCU/UAA loser
5 p.m. – Pepperdine/GB loser vs DU/Harvard loser
8:30 p.m. – Tulsa/ISU winner vs TCU/UAA winner (CBS Sports Network)*
11 p.m. – Pepperdine/GB winner vs DU/Harvard winner (CBS Sports Network)

Saturday, Nov. 30
3 p.m. – 7th/8th-place: Game 5 loser vs Game 6 loser
5 p.m. – 4th/6th-place: Game 5 winner vs Game 6 winner
9 p.m. – 3rd/5th-place: Game 7 loser vs Game 8 loser (CBS Sports Network)**
11:30 p.m. – Championship: Game 7 winner vs Game 8 winner (CBS Sports Network)

*tape-delayed at 1 a.m. CT
*tape-delayed at 1:30 a.m. CT


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