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UAA Finishes 8th in Great Alaska Shootout

By Kari Bustamante, Multimedia Journalist, Sports Anchor Fill-in, kbustamante@ktuu.com
Published On: Nov 30 2013 04:28:02 PM AKST
November 30, 2013 -

The UAA men's basketball team finished 8th in the 2013 Great Alaska Shootout, after falling 78-71 to Denver University.

Led by point guard Brett Olson's 19 points, Denver came back from a 44-37 deficit at the half, to finish 7th in the tournament.

Standing out for the Seawolves, Travis Thompson tallied 20 points, Kyle Fossman's 16 points and Teancum Stafford with 13 second half points.

This is the first time since 2007 UAA has gone 0-3 in the Shootout, but following the tournament the Seawolves won 18 straight and advanced to the NCAA DII Semifinals that season.

UAA starts their regular season next week, hosting rival UAF December 7th.