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First Event Known Event Of 2022-23 Looks To Be The PK85

Wheels up for Portland in 2022-23!

University of Florida v Duke University
PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 26: Wendell Carter Jr #34 of the Duke Blue Devils drives to the basket on Keith Stone #25 of the Florida Gators in the second half of the game during the PK80-Phil Knight Invitational presented by State Farm at the Moda Center on November 26, 2017 in Portland, Oregon. Duke won the game 87-84.
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Looks like Jon Scheyer’s first schedule has its first entry: the Blue Devils will go to Portland to take part in the PK85.

That’s named for Nike founder Phil Knight as you may remember from Duke’s last trip there when it was called the PK80 (Knight was 80 at the time).

Here’s the entire field:

  • Duke
  • UNC
  • Villanova
  • UConn
  • Xavier
  • Gonzaga
  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Michigan State
  • Purdue
  • West Virginia
  • Iowa State
  • Oregon
  • Oregon State
  • Portland
  • Portland State

Other than arguably Portland and Portland State, that’s a pretty great field and as you may remember, Portland State gave Duke a tough in 2017 before yielding.

As you may also remember from 2017, the field is split into two brackets so our guess is that Duke and UNC will be on opposite sides. We can’t imagine either school would be thrilled about playing each other that early. By that we mean in November, but with Hubert Davis having one season under his belt and Scheyer just getting started, it’s hard to imagine either guy would be happy about that matchup, usual tensions aside.

No matter how you split this field up though you’re going to see some tough teams. It should be another great event.