UAA's men's basketball team will face its usual grinding schedule in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference next season and also its usual test against Division I opponents in its Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout.
Those are the highlights of the Division II Seawolves' 27-game schedule in 2012-13, when UAA will play 18 home games. Also on the schedule released by the school Wednesday are an exhibition game against Division I Troy University (10-18 last season) in Alabama and six nonconference home games.
All nine of UAA's road games will be in the GNAC.
Following that Nov. 5 game at Troy, the Seawolves get rolling for real with their AT&T Jamboree, Nov. 9-10, at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. UAA in that tournament will play Colorado Christian (4-24 last season) and Colorado State-Pueblo (13-13). Also in the four-team Jamboree is UAF (5-23).
UAA went 23-7 last season and advanced to the NCAA Division II tournament.
UAA men's basketball
All home games, except Great Alaska Shootout, at Wells Fargo Sports Complex
*Denotes GNAC game
Nov. 5 -- At Troy University (exhibition). Nov. 9 -- AT&T Jamboree vs. Colorado Christian. Nov. 10 -- AT&T Jamboree vs. Colorado State-Pueblo. Nov. 15 and Nov. 17 -- vs. Washington Adventist. Nov. 21 -- Great Alaska Shootout at Sullivan Arena vs. Belmont. Nov. 23 -- Great Alaska Shootout at Sullivan Arena vs. UC Riverside or Northeastern. Nov. 24 -- Great Alaska Shootout at Sullivan Arena vs. opponent TBD. Nov. 29 -- vs. Montana State Billings*.
Dec. 1-- vs. Seattle Pacific*. Dec. 15-16 -- vs. Capilano University.
Jan. 3 -- at Northwest Nazarene*. Jan. 5 -- at Central Washington*. Jan. 10 -- vs. Western Oregon*. Jan. 12 -- vs. St. Martin's*. Jan. 19 -- at UAF*. Jan. 24 -- at Western Washington*. Jan. 26 -- at Simon Fraser*. Jan. 31 -- vs. Central Washington*.
Feb. 2 -- vs. Northwest Nazarene*. Feb. 7 -- at St. Martin's*. Feb. 9 -- at Western Oregon*. Feb. 16 -- vs. UAF*. Feb. 21 -- vs. Simon Fraser*. Feb. 23 -- vs. Western Washington*. Feb. 26 -- at Seattle Pacific*.
March 2 -- at Montana State Billings*. March 7-9 -- GNAC Tournament at Lacey, Wash.