May 3, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's basketball team will play in the 2013 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout. The tournament is hosted by the University of Alaska Anchorage, and will take place at Sullivan Arena.
The Hoyas are participating in the Great Alaska Shootout for the first time. In addition to the Blue & Gray, Nicholls State University, the University of California Riverside, and the University of Alaska Anchorage will also play in the women's bracket. It is the first time in the tournament for all of the schools except for UAA. The Seawolves have won the Great Alaska Shootout six times, with their last victory coming in 2009.
The four-team competition will take place during Thanksgiving week. The Hoyas will play against Nicholls State in the first round. During the 2012-13 season, the Lady Colonels were 19-11, going 11-7 in the Southland Conference, which tied them for fourth place in the league. The game will take place on Tuesday, November 26 at 10 p.m. EST. This will be the first meeting between the Hoyas and the Lady Colonels.
The UC Riverside Highlanders, who went 11-18 overall and 4-14 in Big West contests in 2012-13, and the Seawolves, who were 17-10 overall and 11-7 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, will face off in the other first round game that day. The third-place match and the championship contest will take place on Wednesday, November 27.