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With exactly 10 minutes left in the second half Wednesday night, UAA's excellent Division II women's basketball team somehow trailed Miami's excellent Division I team by just six points at the Great Alaska Shootout.Doyle Woody
Good news for the Shootout -- the tournament will continue to be known as the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout for three more years.Beth Bragg
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Craig Medred
Wednesday night in California, Adam Courchaine finally got what he deserved. Courchaine stopped 41 shots to spearhead the Aces to a 4-1 victory over the Stockton Thunder that extended the unbeaten streak of the league's top team to five games (4-0-1). Doyle Woody
The seventh ranked women's basketball team in Division I turned out to be a bit too much for UAA on Wednesday. Jeremy Peters
The Sullivan Arena scoreboard indicated that Murray State eked out a 64-62 victory over the UAA men's basketball team Wednesday night in the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout, but for much of the second half -- for all but the final two minutes, in fact -- the game looked and felt like it was well in the hands of the Racers.Beth Bragg
With her team down by two points with less than one second on the clock, South Florida senior Andrell Smith shot the first of three free throws and then waited an eternity to see whether the ball would spin into the bucket or off the rim. Beth Bragg
The UAA women's basketball team has more than held its own against Division I teams in the Great Alaska Shootout, so it's easy to shrug off concerns of coach Tim Moser going into today's game against No. 7 University of Miami. Then again, Moser isn't prone to hyperbole.Beth Bragg
With one exception, the men's team in the Great Alaska Shootout have already tested themselves on a handful of occasions this season. San Francisco has played five games, Murray State four and five others have played three apiece.Beth Bragg