Phil Knight

UConn Women Will Be Spending Thanksgiving In Eugene, Ore., For PK80

The UConn women's basketball team will spend Thanksgiving weekend on the West Coast this year.

The Huskies were announced as a participant in the PK80 women's basketball invitational doubleheader at the University of Oregon's Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene. The Nov. 25 tournament is billed as a celebration of Nike co-founder Phil Knight's 80th birthday.

UConn will face Michigan State and Oregon will play Oklahoma. The Huskies are 1-1 against Michigan State, losing in 2004 and winning in 1996.

It will be UConn's second trip to Eugene. The Huskies beat the Ducks 95-51 on New Year's Eve 2012 at Matthew Knight Arena.

"I am already looking forward to competing...