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Post by dholcombe on Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:10 pm

email from David Taylor, the Pilots ticket manager today. Figured not everyone is on the email list that would be interested so I'm posting it below. Looks like each team will have at least one game in each building...and all session passes start at $645. A bit steep for me. Not sure which building the Pilots will be in twice. I haven't done any research so I don't know when single session ticket sales start or how much those will be.

Hello Pilot Supporters,
 
As many of you have heard one of the biggest regular season tournaments in college basketball history will be taking place in Portland next November at the Moda Center and Memorial Coliseum. Along with your Pilots the tournament will host Arkansas, Butler, Connecticut, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Gonzaga, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Portland State, Stanford and Texas.
 
The University of Portland will be receiving a block of tickets for the sessions that we are playing in, but it is unclear on exactly how many. We should be able to sell tickets to most season ticket holders for our sessions, but we wanted to make you aware that All Session Ticket Packages and Moda Center Only Ticket Packages are going on sale to the public on Monday, December 12th at 10 am. All Session Packages would get you access to all 24 games being played during the tournament. The Moda Center Package will guarantee you access to the games only being played at the Moda Center.
 
Prices for these packages start at $645 for All Session and $240 for the Moda Center Only Package.
 
They can be purchased online through Ticketmaster at:
 
http://www.ticketmaster.com/search?tm_link=tm_homeA_header_search&user_input=PK80&q=PK80
 
 
Below is the ticket portion of a release from the Rose Quarter (Moda Center). The links in the release are a great place to find out all the info on the tournament.
 
Fans will have their first opportunity to purchase tickets to PK80 – Phil Knight Invitational on Monday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. PST. All Session and Moda Only Ticket Packages will be available exclusively at pkinvitational.com/tickets.
 
PK80 is a 16-team, men’s college basketball event in 2017 honoring Nike co-founder and 2012 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Phil Knight in advance of his 80th birthday. Games will be played Thursday, Nov. 23, Friday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 26, at the Rose Quarter’s Moda Center and Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
 
Two eight-team brackets, to be announced at a later date, will run simultaneously in the two buildings with the crowning of two champions. Each team will play three games regardless of outcome, and at least one game in each building. Four games will be played per day in each building, totaling 12 contests in each venue and 24 total tournament games in Portland.
 
An All Session Ticket Package includes a ticket to every game at the Moda Center and Veterans Memorial Coliseum during the tournament, including the Championship games for both brackets. With games occurring simultaneously in each building and no re-entry during sessions, this is the perfect option to share with a friend, family member or co-worker.
 
The Moda Only Ticket Package guarantees a ticket in the same seat for every game at the Moda Center during the tournament. This package offers an opportunity to see every team in the tournament, including the Championship games for both brackets.
 
One of the largest regular season tournaments in college basketball history, PK80 sports a field featuring some of the top schools in the nation. The tournament field boasts 23 National Championships, including nine of the past 13 National Title winners, and more than 85 Final Four appearances. Participating schools include Arkansas, Butler, Connecticut, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Gonzaga, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Portland, Portland State, Stanford and Texas.
 
Fans can also sign up for future additional ticket options by accessing pkinvitational.com/tickets. All games from Portland will be televised on ESPN networks. PK80 was created on behalf of the schools and is owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, in conjunction with the Rose Quarter.

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Re: PK80 Tournament

Post by dholcombe on Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:30 pm

Dug up some info on the tournament site:

"Every team will play one game in each building over the first 2 days. For example, if a team played in Moda Center on Thursday, they will automatically play in Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Friday (and vice versa). The location of their game Sunday will be determined by the outcome of their first 2 games."

Given that the championship games are in the Moda Center it seems likely we'll be playing 2 games in the coliseum. Unless we get an easy bracket and play....PSU and Oregon/Butler for our first two games or something.

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Re: PK80 Tournament

Post by up7587 on Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:36 pm

Do you think the brackets will be random draw? Not likely. Probably start with Duke or N. Carolina, and play Stanford or Florida game 2.
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Re: PK80 Tournament

Post by dholcombe on Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:27 am

No, I don't expect random draw. I expect part of the reason they're waiting to announce brackets and pairing is to take advantage of any matchups made more compelling by events this season. Rematches of NCAA tournament games and the like in later rounds if the expected teams win. The only things I consider certain are that teams from the same conference won't end up in the same 8 team tournament meaning we won't play Gonzaga. This also means UConn and Portland State end up in opposite tournaments as they're the lone teams from their conference and end up in the last remaining slot.
What's the reasoning on us being paired against the ACC first round? Interested in any theories.

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