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Shootout slate finalized, Weber joins men's field

Courtesy: UAA Media Relations
Release: 05/26/2010
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ANCHORAGE – The University of Alaska Anchorage has finalized the men’s and women’s fields for the 2010 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout and announced tournament brackets, UAA athletic director Dr. Steve Cobb announced Wednesday.

Along with host Alaska Anchorage, women’s teams from Kent State, San Jose State and Washington, and men’s teams from Arizona State, Ball State, Drake, Houston Baptist, St. John’s, Southern Utah and Weber State will appear at Sullivan Arena for the 33rd annual college basketball tournament. Weber State – the defending Big Sky Conference regular-season champion – has replaced Southeastern Louisiana, which had been previously announced last fall.

After one year as a 6-team tournament on the men’s side, the event will revert to its traditional 8-team, bracket format in 2010. Next year’s respective tourneys are scheduled for Nov. 23-24 (women) and Nov. 24-27 (men).

2010 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout
Sullivan Arena – Anchorage, Alaska
All times Alaska Standard (AST is 4 hours behind EST)


Women’s Schedule (Bracket)
Tuesday, Nov. 23 – First Round
6 pm – San Jose State vs Alaska Anchorage
8 pm – Kent State vs Washington
Wednesday, Nov. 24
2:30 pm – SJSU/UAA loser vs KSU/UW loser (3rd place)
5 pm – SJSU/UAA winner vs KSU/UW winner (championship)

Men’s Schedule (Bracket)
Wednesday, Nov. 24 – First Round
7:30 pm – Southern Utah vs Drake
9:45 pm – Ball State vs St. John’s
Thursday, Nov. 25 – First Round
5 pm – Houston Baptist vs Arizona State
7:30 pm – Weber State vs Alaska Anchorage
Friday, Nov. 26 – Consolation Semifinals & Semifinals
Noon – SUU/Drake loser vs BSU/SJU loser
2 pm – HBU/ASU loser vs WSU/UAA loser
5:30 pm – SUU/Drake winner vs BSU/SJU winner
8 pm – HBU/ASU winner vs WSU/UAA winner
Saturday, Nov. 27
Noon – 7th/8th-place game
2 pm – 4th/6th-place game
5:30 pm – 3rd/5th-place game
8 pm – Championship game


Here is a quick look at the 2010 fields:

WOMEN
Alaska Anchorage
Nickname: Seawolves
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Conference: Great Northwest Athletic Conference
2009-10 Overall/Conf. Record (Place): 24-5 overall, 13-3 GNAC (3rd)
2010 Postseason: NCAA Second Round (Div. II)
Head Coach: Tim Moser, 5th season
Previous Shootout Appearances (Titles): All (1990, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)

Kent State
Nickname: Golden Flashes
Location: Kent, Ohio
Conference: Mid-American Conference
2009-10 Overall/Conf. Record (Place): 20-11/12-4 (2nd, East Div.)
2010 Postseason: WNIT First Round
Head Coach: Bob Lindsay, 22nd season
Previous Shootout Appearances: None

San Jose State
Nickname: Spartans
Location: San Jose, Calif.
Conference: Western Athletic Conference
2009-10 Overall/Conf. Record (Place): 6-23, 9th
2010 Postseason: None
Head Coach: Pam DeCosta, 4th season
Previous Shootout Appearances: None

Washington
Nickname: Huskies
Location: Seattle, Wash.
Conference: Pacific-10
2009-10 Overall/Conf. Record (Place): 13-18, 7-11 (t-6th)
2010 Postseason: None
Head Coach: Tia Jackson, 4th season
Previous Shootout Appearances (Place): 1982 (6th)

MEN
Alaska Anchorage

Nickname: Seawolves
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Conference: Great Northwest Athletic Conference
2009-10 Overall/Conf. Record (Place): 17-10, 8-8 (5th)
2010 Postseason: None
Head Coach: Rusty Osborne, 7th season
Previous Shootout Appearances (Best Finish): All (4th, 1986, 1987, 1991, 2003)

Arizona State
Nickname: Sun Devils
Location: Tempe, Ariz.
Conference: Pacific-10 Conference
2009-10 Overall/Conf. Record (Place): 22-11, 12-6 (2nd)
2010 Postseason: NIT First Round
Head Coach: Herb Sendek, 5th season
Previous Shootout Appearances (Place): 1996 (7th)

Ball State
Nickname: Cardinals
Location: Muncie, Ind.
Conference: Mid-American Conference
2009-10 Overall/Conf. Record (Place): 15-15, 8-8 (t-2nd, West Div.)
2010 Postseason: None
Head Coach: Billy Taylor, 4th season
Previous Shootout Appearances: None

Drake
Nickname: Bulldogs
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Conference: Missouri Valley Conference
2009-10 Overall/Conf. Record (Place): 14-19, 7-11 (8th)
2010 Postseason: None
Head Coach: Mark Phelps, 3rd season
Previous Shootout Appearances: None

Houston Baptist
Nickname: Huskies
Location: Houston, Texas
Conference: Great West Conference
2009-10 Overall/Conf. Record (Place): 12-21, 9-3 (2nd)
2010 Postseason: None
Head Coach: Ron Cottrell, 20th season
Previous Shootout Appearances: None

St. John’s
Nickname: Red Storm
Location: Queens, N.Y.
Conference: Big East Conference
2009-10 Overall/Conf. Record (Place): 17-16, 6-12 (13th)
2010 Postseason: NIT First Round
Head Coach: Steve Lavin, 1st season
Previous Shootout Appearances (Place): 2001 (4th)

Southern Utah
Nickname: Thunderbirds
Location: Cedar City, Utah
Conference: Summit League
2009-10 Overall/Conf. Record (Place): 7-22, 3-15 (t-9th)
2010 Postseason: None
Head Coach: Roger Reid, 4th season
Previous Shootout Appearances (Place): 1998 (8th)

Weber State
Nickname: Wildcats
Location: Ogden, Utah
Conference: Big Sky
2009-10 Overall/Conf. Record (Place): 20-11, 13-3 (1st)
2010 Postseason: NIT First Round
Head Coach: Randy Rahe, 5th season
Previous Shootout Appearances (Place): 1993 (3rd)


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