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UConn Men In 16-Team Tourney In '17; Duke, UNC, G-Town Among Others

The UConn men's basketball team will be part of an elite 16-team field in the PK80 Phil Knight Invitational in Portland, Ore., in November 2017.

The Huskies were penciled in for this event a couple of years ago as part of the program's efforts to strengthen it's nonconference schedule. Knight, co-founder of Nike and a Hall of Famer, will be celebrating his 80th birthday in February 2018, and the PK80 event is tied into that.

"Elite" might be understating it, as the full field was announced Wednesday. Besides UConn, participating schools are Arkansas, Butler, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Gonzaga, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Portland,...