The greatest collection of talent in a regular season tournament in college basketball history is set for launch from Portland. The PK80 (Phil Knight) Invitational will celebrate the 80th birthday of the Nike and Oregon legend in style. Let the games begin!
16 of the best teams in the nation, including two from Portland, will venture to Rip City over the 2017 Thanksgiving weekend in November. Wednesday, the bracket was released.
In their first game of the tournament, Oregon will face Connecticut on November 23. It will be exactly a year from the day when the Ducks defeated UConn 79-69 at the Maui Invitational in Hawaii.
If you would like to see the entire printable bracket, please follow this link:
Here are the first round individual match-ups:
North Carolina vs Portland
Arkansas vs Oklahoma
Duke vs Portland State
Butler vs Texas
Georgetown vs Michigan State
Oregon vs UConn
Florida vs Stanford
Gonzaga vs Ohio State
For further details, please refer to pkinvitational.com for any and all information on the inaugural tournament.