PORTLAND, Ore. – Duke will face Portland State on Nov. 23 in the first round of PK80 presented by State Farm and will meet either Butler or Texas on Nov. 24 depending on first-round results.
PK80 is a 16-team early-season men's college basketball event honoring Nike co-founder and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Phil Knight as he celebrates his 80th birthday.
The two eight-team brackets will run simultaneously at the Moda Center and Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Ore., with the crowning of two champions. Games will be played on Nov. 23, Nov. 24 and Nov. 26.
All games from Portland will be televised on the ESPN family of networks with times and channel designations to be announced at a later date.
The Blue Devils are in the Motion bracket, named in a nod to the Nike swoosh that not only represents motion, but also resembles the wings of the goddess Nike. Duke will be joined in the Motion bracket by Butler, Florida, Gonzaga, Ohio State, Portland State, Stanford and Texas.
Duke and Portland State have met once on the hardwood, an 89-39 DU victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Dec. 30, 1997. The Blue Devils own a 3-0 series lead over Butler, including a win in the 2010 NCAA championship game, and lead 4-0 in a series with Texas that has been dormant since 2009.
Duke is 257-75 (.774) at neutral sites in 37 seasons under the direction of head coach Mike Krzyzewski. The Blue Devils are 88-16 (.846) with 18 titles in regular-season tournaments under Coach K.
Limited all-session and Moda-only ticket packages are currently available exclusively at pkinvitational.com/tickets. Single-session tickets will go on sale Friday, June 9, at 1 p.m. ET via ticketmaster.com, the Rose Quarter Box Office, by calling (800) 745-3000 or online at pkinvitational.com/tickets. In August, the Duke Athletic Ticket Office will make tickets available for sale to Iron Dukes members and Duke alumni.