Racers getting acclimated to Alaska weather


WPSD Sports

Murray State arrived in Anchorage, Alaska early Tuesday for this week's Great Alaska Shootout.  After getting hit with the -20 degree wind chill as they got off the bus, the Racers were also greeted by some local flavor as they entered their hotel.  The team was met by a 12-foot stuffed Kodiak bear.  Needless to say, it was picture time for the Racers.

Murray State is a team consisting mostly of kids from the southern states.  Ivan Aska, who is from Florida, said he is wearing about a dozen layers to try to stay warm.  Junior forward LaTreze Mushatt, who is from Michigan, says so far the cold hasn't been a big deal to him and he is making fun of his teammates for not being able to handle it.

The Racers will play Alaska-Anchorage in the opener of the Great Alaska Shootout Wednesday at 9:30pm CST.

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