Great Alaska Shootout tips off one last time

The end is here for a basketball tournament that helped put Alaska on the map.

The 40th annual Great Alaska Shootout will be the final Great Alaska Shootout, the last time Alaskans get to feast on Division I college basketball during Thanksgiving week.

Hosted by UAA and sponsored by GCI, the Shootout is the country's oldest regular-season basketball tournament.

"There's a lot of nostalgia," said Tim McDiffett, UAA's interim athletic director and a longtime administrator in the school's...

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