Shootout field cut by two teams
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- There will be a smaller field of men's basketball teams for the 2009 Great Alaska Shootout.
It was announced Friday that six teams instead of the traditional eight will comprise this year's tournament, scheduled for Nov. 24-28 in Anchorage.
With the smaller field, the tournament will feature Olympic-style pool play instead of the traditional tournament.
Men's teams scheduled to play this year are Alaska Anchorage, Houston, Nicholls State, Oklahoma, San Diego and Washington State.
The four teams that will play in the women's tournament are Alaska Anchorage, Cincinnati, Coastal Carolina and Western Carolina.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
MORE MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL HEADLINES
- Ex-Baylor star Austin: NBA offered job too
- C-USA chief: 'Second 5' will still be relevant
- Source: Mudiay signs deal to play in China
- Creighton's Chatman set for thumb surgery