Three former champs in 2003 Great Alaska Shootout field

Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2003

ANCHORAGE - Former champions Duke, Purdue and Seton Hall will play in the 2003 Great Alaska Shootout.

Alaska Anchorage, the Division II host of the eight-team tournament, announced the field Tuesday for the 26th annual event, to be played Nov. 26-29 at Sullivan Arena.

The other teams in the field are Pacific, Southwest Texas, Houston and Liberty. It will be the first appearances for Houston and Liberty.

Liberty's head coach is Randy Dunton, the former coach at Anchorage Christian Schools and West Anchorage High School, and one of the assistants is Chuck Martin, who coached at Houston, Colony and Wasilla high schools in the Mat-Su valleys.

Duke won the Great Alaska Shootout in 1995, while Purdue won in 1993 and Seton Hall in 1988.

South Carolina had been previously announced in the 2003 field, but withdrew during the summer.

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