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Blue Devils, UNC Learn PK80 Opponents

The all-Nike school event could be great.

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NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Oregon vs Iona
 Mar 17, 2017; Sacramento, CA, USA; Nike founder Phil Knight (R) looks on from the stands during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament between the Oregon Ducks and the Iona Gaels at Golden 1 Center.
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UNC and Duke are set for the PK80 event - Duke opens with Portland State and, assuming the Blue Devils win, will face the Butler-Texas winner.

Also in Duke’s bracket: Florida, Stanford, Gonzaga and Ohio State.

UNC will open with Portland and face either Arkansas or Oklahoma in the second round. Also bracketed on UNC’s side: Michigan State, Georgetown, UConn and Oregon.

Duke ties we’re aware of: Greg Paulus works for Ohio State as an assistant coach and Kevin White’s son Mike is the Florida coach.

Duke, Michigan State and UNC may make the PK80 the best in-season tourney ever

PK80 stands for Phil Knight, who will turn 80. And for anyone who is interested, we saw a review of his latest book Shoe Dog, which was the biggest rave for a book we’ve ever seen.

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