GNAC tournaments return to Saint Martin's this week

mwochnick@theolympian.comMarch 2, 2014 

Western Washington head coach Carmen Dolfo (center) and the Vikings celebrate following their 60-40 victory over Simon Fraser in the GNAC women's championship basketball game at Saint Martin's University on Saturday, March, 9, 2013.

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The Great Northwest Athletic Conference men's and women's basketball tournament return to Lacey for a third straight year. The tournaments tip off Wednesday from Saint Martin's University with an automatic berth into the NCAA West Regional at stake.

At 17-10 overall, the Saint Martin's women are in the tournament as the No. 6 seed and face third-seed Alaska Anchorage at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday. 

Tickets (at the door): For adults, tournament reserve seating is $55, tournament general admission, $40. Reserved single-game is $15, general admission single-game, $10. Tournament general admission is $20, single-game general admission $6.

Click here for preordering tickets online at a reduced price. 

MEN'S TOURNAMENT

Wednesday, March 5

Game 1, noon -- No. 3 seed Alaska Fairbanks (17-9) vs. No. 6 seed Montana State Billings (12-14)
Game 2, 2:15 p.m. -- No. 4 seed Alaska Anchorage (17-12) vs. No. 5 seed Western Oregon (17-11)

Thursday, March 6

Game 3, 5:15 p.m. -- No. 2 seed Western Washington (19-7) vs. No. 3/No. 6 winner
Game 4, 7:30 p.m. -- No. 1 seed Seattle Pacific (24-5) vs. No. 4/5 winner

Saturday, March 8

Game 5, 5:15 p.m. -- Championship

WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT

Wednesday, March 5

Game 1, 5:15 p.m. -- No. 3 seed Alaska Anchorage (19-7) vs. No. 6 seed Saint Martin's (17-10)
Game 2, 7:30 p.m. -- No. 4 seed Simon Fraser (17-8) vs. No. 5 seed Seattle Pacific (18-8)

Friday, March 7

Game 3, 5:15 p.m. -- No. 2 seed  Western Washington (17-9) vs. winner of No. 3/No. 6
Game 4, 7:30 p.m. -- No. 1 seed Montana State Billings (23-6) vs. winner of No. 4/No. 5

Saturday, March 8

Game 5, 7:30 p.m. -- Championship

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