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KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS
The Mount Everest of all regular-season mens college basketball tournaments is on the threshold, and its coming right here to the City of Roses.
The Phil Knight Invitational will be held Nov. 23-26, 2017, at the Moda Center and Memorial Coliseum.
The 16-team event, dubbed PK 80, will honor Knight during the season of the Nike co-founders 80th birthday (he turns 80 on Feb. 24, 2018). It will be set up in two eight-team brackets, with championship games being played in each bracket on Sunday, Nov. 26.
Games will be telecast on ESPN, which worked with representatives of the Rose Quarter to put together the field representing the more than 100 Division I programs affiliated with Nike.
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