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Times and Networks Revealed for PK80 – Phil Knight Invitational

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PK80 presented by State Farm, which is comprised of two eight-team bracketed early season men’s college basketball events, will be played across ESPN networks, beginning Thursday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 26. ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 will combine to air every matchup of the “Victory” bracket, while games in the “Motion” bracket are televised on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. Games will be played simultaneously in the Moda Center and Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Ore., with the crowning of two champions.

Highlights

  • As one of the largest regular-season events in college basketball history, PK80 sports a field that features some of the top programs in the country: 23 National Champions, including 10 of the past 14 winners
  • Participants include three 2017 NCAA Final Four teams (National Champion North Carolina, Runner-up Gonzaga and Oregon); as well as eight teams who competed in the NCAA championship last season
  • Two eight-team brackets
    • “Motion” will feature Butler, Duke, Florida, Gonzaga, Ohio State, Portland State, Stanford and Texas
    • “Victory” to showcase Arkansas, DePaul, Michigan State, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Portland and UConn
    • The Motion Bracket will play at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Thanksgiving Day and shift to the Moda Center on Friday. The Victory Bracket will play at the Moda Center on Thanksgiving Day and shift to Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Friday
    • On Sunday, the championship and 3rd place games from both brackets will be played at the Moda Center. The 5th place and 7th place games will be held at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
    • Throughout November, several non-bracketed games will take place featuring Ball State, Bucknell, Furman, New Hampshire, Northeastern, Stony Brook and Utah State

Victory Bracket Schedule

Date Time (ET) Matchup Network
Thu, Nov. 23 2:30 p.m. UNC vs. Portland ESPN
  5 p.m. Oklahoma vs. Arkansas ESPN2
  9 p.m. Oregon vs. UConn ESPNU
  11:30 p.m. DePaul vs. Michigan State ESPN
Fri, Nov. 24 3:30 p.m. Semifinal #1 ESPN
  6 p.m. Consolation Game #1 ESPN3
  9:30 p.m. Semifinal #2 or Consolation Game #2 ESPNU
Sat, Nov. 25 Midnight Semifinal #2 or Consolation Game #2 ESPN
Sun, Nov. 26 1 p.m. 5th Place Game ESPN or ESPN2
  3 p.m. 3rd Place Game ESPN or ESPN2
  7 p.m. 7th Place Game ESPNU
  8:30 p.m. Championship ESPN

Non-bracketed games: Bucknell at Arkansas (Nov. 12), Stony Brook at UConn (Nov. 14), Bucknell at UNC (Nov. 15), Ball State at Oklahoma (Nov. 15), Stony Book at Ball State (Nov. 17), Ball State at Oregon (Nov. 19), Stony Brook at Michigan State (Nov. 19), Ball State at Bucknell (Nov. 22), Bucknell at Stony Brook (Nov. 26)

Motion Bracket Schedule

Date Time (ET) Matchup Network
Thu, Nov. 23 4:30 p.m. Duke vs. Portland State ESPN
  7 p.m. Texas vs. Butler ESPN2
  10 p.m. Stanford vs. Florida ESPN2
Fri, Nov. 24 Midnight Gonzaga vs. Ohio State ESPN2
  3 p.m. Consolation Game #1 ESPNU
  5:30 p.m. Semifinal #1 ESPN
  9 p.m. Semifinal #2 or Consolation Game #2 ESPN2
  11 p.m. Semifinal #2 or Consolation Game #2 ESPN2
Sun, Nov. 26 1 p.m. 3rd Place Game ESPN or ESPN2
  3 p.m. 5th Place Game ESPN or ESPN2
  9 p.m. 7th Place Game ESPNU
  10:30 p.m. Championship ESPN

Non-bracketed games: New Hampshire at Texas (Nov. 14), Northeastern at Stanford (Nov. 17), Furman at Butler (Nov. 18), Utah State at Gonzaga (Nov. 18), Northeastern at Ohio State (Nov. 19), New Hampshire at Florida (Nov. 19), Utah State at Portland State (Nov. 20), Furman at Duke (Nov. 20), Northeastern vs. Utah State (Nov. 24), Furman vs. New Hampshire (Nov. 24), Furman vs. Northeastern (Nov. 25), Utah State vs. New Hampshire (Nov. 25)

ESPN media contact: Anna Negron at 860-256-1757 and [email protected]; @Anna_ESPN


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