By Brendan Stiles
After partaking in the Cancun Challenge last week, it has been announced that the Iowa Hawkeyes will participate next season in the Great Alaska Shootout, which is slated to take place Nov. 27-30, 2013, in Anchorage.
Joining Iowa in the 8-team field will be host school Alaska-Anchorage, Denver, Harvard, Indiana State, Pepperdine, TCU and Tulsa. TCU is the only team besides Iowa from a major Division-I conference. Harvard is the only team from this field who played in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
The Hawkeyes’ last appearance in this event came in 1995, when it lost to Duke in the championship game. Iowa will play three games in Anchorage that weekend, which coincides with Thanksgiving.