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.



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. 


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


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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