GCI Great Alaska Shootout coaches have had a chance to see the 2015-16 basketball rule changes firsthand several games into the season.

Stephan Wiebe
Toledo's Nathan Booth filled the stat sheet and a couple of guys from Loyola Chicago made their moms proud during first-round men's basketball action at the Great Alaska Shootout.Beth Bragg
Jacob Kirk and Denali Strabel set the pace for a field of more than 1,600 runners in Thursday's Turkey Trot 5-kilometer race downtown.Alaska Dispatch News
A 19-5 run in the second half helped Loyola Chicago pull away from San Diego 67-57.Beth Bragg
Rockets center Nathan Boothe racked up a triple-double in the men's GCI Great Alaska Shootout opener.Stephan Wiebe
Every possession was a battle, nearly every shot was contested and the winner could be better described as a survivor in the rugged game that decided the women's champion of the GCI Great Alaska Shootout.Beth Bragg
It was George Mason's first appearance in the Great Alaska Shootout.Stephan Wiebe
Winter vanished just in time for the Shootout, leaving some coaches warm but disappointed.Beth Bragg
The Alaska Aces return to home at Sullivan Arena hoping to turn things around and the UAA Seawolves open a tough, four-game WCHA road trip.Doyle Woody
In Tuesday's 94-61 steamrolling of Pepperdine in the first round of the GCI Great Alaska Shootout, mayhem happened early and often at the Alaska Airlines Center.Beth Bragg