35th Great Alaska Shootout starts Nov. 20

The season of hoops is quickly approaching. In only a few weeks, the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout will tip off for the 35th time.

The basketball starts Nov. 20 and runs through Nov. 24. True to tradition, the Sullivan Arena is hosting the action.

In addition to UAA, the women’s field includes Utah State, North Dakota State and Prairie View A&M. Their tournament takes place Nov. 20-21.

The UAA men’s team will be in a field with Belmont, Charlotte, UC Riverside, Loyola Marymount, Northeastern, Texas State and Oral Roberts. Their tournament is scheduled for Nov. 21-24.

Tickets go on sale to the public Nov. 5. They can be purchased online at or in person at the Sullivan Arena box office. Starting Nov. 10, UAA students can choose up to three tickets to the sessions of their choosing at no cost from the Student Union information desk.

The Northern Light and KRUA are once again collaborating to cover the tournament. To keep up with the coverage, check out, which will host independent coverage along with coverage from both organizations.

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