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Green Bay to Play in 2013 Great Alaska Shootout

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Release: May 02, 2013
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Keifer Sykes (left), Carrington Love and the Phoenix will play in the 2013 Great Alaska Shootout.

By: Andrew Gavin (@GBGavin)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) – The Green Bay men’s basketball team will appear in the 2013 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout from Nov. 27-30 at Sullivan Arena, head coach Brian Wardle announced on Thursday. The eight-team field in the 36th annual event also includes tournament host Alaska Anchorage, Harvard, TCU, Denver, Indiana State, Tulsa and Pepperdine.

“We are extremely excited to be invited to this prestigious tournament, the Great Alaska Shootout,” said Wardle. “This event adds three more challenging games to our 2013-14 non-conference schedule, and also provides a tournament atmosphere and neutral-site games with some really good programs.”

Green Bay will open the tournament against Pepperdine on Thursday, Nov. 28. Winners of the first-round contests will meet in the semifinals with losing teams moving to the consolation round. The winner of the Green Bay-Pepperdine matchup will face the winner of Harvard-Denver on Friday, Nov. 29.

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. Tip-off times and television coverage will be announced at a later date.

2013 Great Alaska Shootout Schedule
Wednesday, Nov. 27 – First Round

Game 1 – Tulsa vs. Indiana State
Game 2 – Texas Christian vs. Alaska Anchorage

Thursday, Nov. 28 – First Round
Game 3 – Pepperdine vs. Green Bay
Game 4 – Denver vs. Harvard

Friday, Nov. 29 – Consolation Semifinals & Semifinals
Game 5 – Tulsa/ISU loser vs. TCU/UAA loser
Game 6 – Pepp./GB loser vs. DU/Harvard loser
Game 7 – Tulsa/ISU winner vs. TCU/UAA winner
Game 8 – Pepp./GB winner vs. DU/Harvard winner

Saturday, Nov. 30
7th/8th-place – Game 5 loser vs. Game 6 loser
4th/6th-place – Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner
3rd/5th-place – Game 7 loser vs. Game 8 loser
Championship – Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner

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Saturday , November 01
Women's Basketball 
vs. Michigan Tech (Exhibition)
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Thursday , November 06
Women's Basketball 
vs. UW-Oshkosh (Exhibition)
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , November 15
Women's Basketball 
at Marquette
1:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
 
Monday , November 17
Women's Basketball 
at Vanderbilt
7:00 PM
Nashville, Tenn.
 
Wednesday, November 19
Women's Basketball 
at Purdue
4:30 PM
West Lafayette, Ind.
 
Saturday , November 22
Women's Basketball 
vs. Duquesne
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Friday , November 28
Women's Basketball 
at Georgia Tech
11:00 AM
Naples, Fla.
 
Saturday , November 29
Women's Basketball 
at Arizona State or Villanova
TBA
Naples, Fla.
 
Sunday , November 30
Women's Basketball 
at TBD
TBA
Naples, Fla.
 
Saturday , December 06
Women's Basketball 
vs. Western Michigan
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Wednesday, December 10
Women's Basketball 
at South Dakota State
7:00 PM
Brookings, S.D.
 
Saturday , December 13
Women's Basketball 
vs. Wisconsin
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , December 20
Women's Basketball 
vs. Vermont
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , December 28
Women's Basketball 
at Dayton
1:00 PM
Dayton, Ohio
 
Saturday , January 03
Women's Basketball 
vs. Davenport
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
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