It's 1 versus 2, so to speak.

This is nothing new for UAA. The Seawolves have been a dominant force in Division II and will again go up against a Division I school in Maryland Eastern Shore on Tuesday in the opening round of the 40th and final GCI Great Alaska Shootout.

"They have real athletic guards, good speed at that guard position," said UAA head coach Ryan McCarthy. And then some great size-- size we haven't seen at that post position."

UMES comes to Anchorage by way of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, which is comprised of historically black colleges and universities.

"They play really good basketball," said UMES head coach Fred Batchelor. "I think it's going to be a challenge for us. I don't think we've faced a team this year, early in the season, that executes at the level they do."

The two will tip off at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Alaska Airline Center. The first game will feature Binghamton and Tulsa at 5:30.

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