The brackets for the much-hyped PK80 tournament have been released, and if you are a fan of college basketball you are in for a treat.
The tournament, boasted as one of the largest regular season tournaments in college basketball history, features 16 teams – a list that includes a combined 24 National Championships, three of last season’s Final Four teams, as well as five other teams that made the field of 64 last season.
PK80 will consist of two brackets, “Victory” and “Motion,” with each bracket crowning their own champion over the weekend.
According to a press release, the names were chosen to pay tribute Nike and Phil Knight –
- “Victory”: In Greek mythology, Nike was considered the goddess of Victory
- “Motion”: The swoosh logo is not only meant to represent motion, but to also resemble the wings of the goddess Nike
Here is a quick breakdown of both:
The “Victory” bracket will play host to local teams Oregon and Portland, 2017 National Champions North Carolina, as well as UConn, Georgetown, Oklahoma, Michigan State, and Arkansas.
Round 1 will see North Carolina vs Portland, Arkansas vs Oklahoma, Georgetown vs Michigan State, and UConn vs Oregon.
“Motion” will be headlined by 2017 runner-up and Northwest favorite Gonzaga, along with fellow local school Portland State. They will be joined by Coach K and the Duke Blue Devils, Texas, Stanford, Ohio State, Florida, and Butler.
Round 1 will see Duke vs Portland State, Butler vs Texas, Florida vs Stanford, and Gonzaga vs Ohio State.
Click here to view a printable bracket
The two brackets will run simultaneously at Moda Center and Veterans Memorial Coliseum from Thursday, Nov. 23 to Sunday, Nov. 26, with no games being played on Saturday.
Note: The champsions of the individual brackets will not play eachother, instead the brackets are being treated like two individual tournaments.
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