Matchups set for PK85 Phil Knight Legacy and Invitational tournaments

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We’ve known the list of schools that will be competing in the celebratory Phil Knight PK85 tournament this coming November for quite a while, but at long last, we are finally getting a glimpse at the first-round matchups in the tournament that will celebrate the 85th birthday of the Nike co-founder.

The tournament will be held in Portland, with some of the best teams in the nation coming to honor Knight. A similar tournament was held a few years ago — the PK80 — in honor of Knight’s 80th birthday. The Duke Blue Devils won that tournament, but it featured teams like North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Gonzaga.

So we know the teams participating, but who will the first-round matchups be between? Let’s take a look:

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Portland Pilots (INVITATIONAL)

Dec 30, 2019; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA; Ramses the North Carolina Tar Heels mascot performs on the court before the North Carolina Tar Heels play the Yale Bulldogs at Dean E. Smith Center. Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Villanova Wildcats vs. Iowa State Cyclones (INVITATIONAL)

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Amy Kontras-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon Ducks vs. UCONN Huskies (INVITATIONAL)

Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan State Spartans vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (INVITATIONAL)

Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Kelly Lambert-USA TODAY Sports

Duke Blue Devils vs. Oregon State Beavers (LEGACY)

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Xavier Wildcats vs. Florida Gators (LEGACY)

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue Boilermakers vs. West Virginia Mountaineers (LEGACY)

Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Portland State Vikings (LEGACY)

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

(Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

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