UAA-Alabama Showdown Kicks Off Shootout on ESPN2


Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Earnest Shelton

For the second consecutive year, the ESPN2 television network will broadcast four games from the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout. Host school University of Alaska Anchorage announced the 2004 college basketball tournament’s schedule today.

The men’s tournament begins with host UAA taking on Alabama on ESPN2 at 7:30 p.m. AST (11:30 p.m. EST) on Wednesday, Nov. 24. Other televised games will be the first-round contest between Utah and Washington (Thur., Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m. AST), the late semifinal featuring Utah or Washington vs. High Point or Oklahoma (Fri., Nov. 26, 8 p.m. AST), and the championship game (Sat., Nov. 27, 6 p.m. AST).

The 2004 event, which will be televised for the 20th consecutive year on the ESPN family of networks, runs Nov. 23-27 at Anchorage’s Sullivan Arena.

In the women’s tournament first round, defending champion UAA will face Maryland-Eastern Shore, while Eastern Washington takes on Stanford.

2004 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout
November 23-27 – Sullivan Arena – Anchorage, Alaska
Hosted by the University of Alaska Anchorage
(All times Alaska Standard / Note: AST is 4 hours earlier than EST)

Women’s Tournament

Tuesday, Nov. 23
First Round
6 p.m. – Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Alaska Anchorage
8 p.m. – Eastern Washington vs. Stanford

Wednesday, Nov. 24
2:30 p.m. – Third-place game
5 p.m. – Championship

Men’s Tournament

Wednesday, Nov. 24
First Round
7:30 p.m. – Alabama vs. Alaska Anchorage (ESPN2)
9:45 p.m. – Furman vs. Minnesota

Thursday, Nov. 25
First Round
5 p.m. – High Point vs. Oklahoma
7:30 p.m. – Utah vs. Washington (ESPN2)

Friday, Nov. 26
Consolation Semifinals
Noon – Bama/UAA loser vs. FU/UM loser
2 p.m. – HPU/OU loser vs. UU/UW loser
5:30 p.m. – Bama/UAA winner vs. FU/UM winner
8 p.m. – HPU/OU winner vs. UU/UW winner (ESPN2)

Saturday, Nov. 27
10 a.m. – 7th/8th place game
Noon – 4th/6th place game
3:30 p.m. – 3rd/5th place game
6 p.m. – Championship (ESPN2)