ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The University of Alaska Anchorage announced the men’s field for the 2017 CGI Great Alaska Shootout on Wednesday, with the Sam Houston State Bearkats among the seven visiting teams for the nation’s oldest regular-season college basketball tournament.
The Bearkats went 21-13 in 2016-17, winning 20 games for the third time in the last four years and advancing to the semifinals of the Southland Conference Tournament. They will join host Alaska Anchorage, along with Cal Poly, Cal State Bakersfield, Central Michigan, College of Charleston, Idaho and Santa Clara for the 40th anniversary tournament during Thanksgiving Week.
“We could not be more excited to be going to Alaska as part of the Great Alaska Shootout,” Bearkat head coach Jason Hooten said. “We went to Costa Rica last summer and this is part of that package, which is great for us. It is a great field with a great opportunity for us to see really good teams on a neutral floor. It is going to be a very exciting and beneficial experience for our team.”
Great Alaska Shootout 2017