LAS CRUCES, N.M. (May 18)-The New Mexico State men’s basketball team is set to play in the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout this November.
Along with host Alaska Anchorage, men’s teams from UC Irvine, Central Michigan,
First-round matchups have been set for the men’s tournament, commencing with Southern Miss-Alaska Anchorage and Murray State-UC Irvine, Nov. 23, followed by
“I think it will be a very good trip in terms of the level of competition,” head coach Marvin Menzies said. “I know
“I think we’re getting exactly what we want out of this tournament, which is some very competitive games with an opportunity to compete against teams on a neutral floor.”
The Aggies claimed the Shootout title in 1992 with wins over Tennessee-Chattanooga, 75-65,
The tournament also hosts women’s teams from
“We are pleased with the quality programs and competitive field we have assembled for 2011 Shootout,” UAA athletic director Dr. Steve Cobb said. “Along with a returning champion, there will be a great many storylines worth watching following this fall. We are proud to host this Alaska Thanksgiving tradition for its 34th year.”
On the women’s side,
The Shootout is the longest-running regular-season college basketball tournament in the nation, taking place every Thanksgiving in
2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout
All times to be announced (
Wednesday, Nov. 23-First Round
Southern Mississippi vs.
UC Irvine vs.
Thursday, Nov. 24-First Round
Central Michigan vs.
Friday, Nov. 25-Consolation Semifinals and Semifinals
Southern Mississippi-Alaska Anchorage loser vs. UC Irvine-Murray State loser
Central Michigan-San Francisco loser vs. New Mexico State-Dartmouth loser
Southern Mississippi-Alaska Anchorage winner vs. UC Irvine-Murray State winner
Central Michigan-San Francisco winner vs. New Mexico State-Dartmouth winner
Saturday, Nov. 26