Alaska's largest city is gearing up for five days of basketball.

The Carrs-Safeway Great Alaska Shootout starts Tuesday with the four-team women's tournament.

The Anchorage Daily News reports Nichols State takes on Georgetown in the opener and UC-Riverside plays host University of Alaska Anchorage in the second contest.

The finals will be Wednesday.

The eight-team men's tournament begins Wednesday night and continues through Saturday.

Tulsa takes on Indiana State in the opener and Texas Christian plays UAA in the second game Wednesday.

Pepperdine plays the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and Denver takes on Harvard on Thanksgiving.

The men's finals are Saturday night.