Phil Knight Invitational, Legacy Tournament Bracket Updates, Scores, Schedules: Near Disruptions Highlight Day 1

The first day of the Phil Knight Invitational and Phil Knight Legacy college basketball tournament in Portland brought some near misses and an overtime thriller.

In the first men’s game of the day at the PK Invitational, the Portland Pilots pushed top-seeded North Carolina into the final few minutes before the Tar Heels pulled away to win 89-81. Then Iowa State needed overtime before outlasting Villanova 81-79. In the PK Legacy, Oregon State No. 8 Duke gave it all it could handle before the Blue Devils won 54-51.

In the women’s PK Invitational, No. 18 Oregon challenged No. 8 North Carolina before falling 85-79, as fifth-ranked Iowa State edged past Michigan State 80-49.

Here’s a complete rundown of Thursday’s scores, along with Friday’s schedule for the college basketball tournaments unfolding in Portland that have brought some of the country’s top teams and players to the Rose City.

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Phil Knight Invitation

Thursday’s results

No. 1 North Carolina 89, Portland 81

Iowa State 81, Villanova 79 (OT)

No. 20 UConn 83, Ore. 59

No. 18 Alabama 81, No. 12 Michigan State 70

Friday program

At Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Portland (4-3) vs. Villanova (2-3), 12 p.m. (TV on ESPN2)

No. 1 North Carolina (5-0) vs. Iowa State (4-0), 2:30 p.m. (TV on ESPN)

No. 20 UConn vs. No. 18 Alabama, 6:30 p.m. (TV on ESPN)

Oregon (2-3) vs. No. 12 Michigan State (3-1), 9 p.m. (TV on ESPN2)

Phil Knight Legacy

Thursday’s results

No. 8 Duke 54, Oregon State 51

Xavier 90, Florida 83

No. 24 Purdue 80, West Virginia 68

No. 6 Gonzaga 102, Portland State 78

Friday program

At Moda Center

No. 8 Duke (5-1) vs. Xavier (4-1), 12:30 PM (TV on ESPN)

Oregon State (3-2) vs. Florida (3-2), 3 p.m. (TV on ESPNU)

West Virginia (4-1) vs. Portland State (2-3), 6 p.m. (TV on ESPNews)

No. 24 Purdue (4-0) vs. No. 6 Gonzaga (4-1), 8:30pm (TV on ESPN)

LADIES

Phil Knight Invitation

Thursday’s results

No. 8 North Carolina 85, No. 18 Oregon 79

No. 5 Iowa State 80, Michigan State 49

Sunday’s program

Consolation

No. 18 Oregon (4-1) vs. Michigan State (6-1), 10 a.m., Veterans Memorial Coliseum (TV on ESPN2)

Championship

No. 8 North Carolina (5-0) vs. No. 5 Iowa State (5-0), 4:30 p.m., Moda Center (TV on ESPN2)

Phil Knight Legacy

Friday program

At Chile’s Center

No. 3 UConn (3-0) vs. Duke (5-0), 3 p.m. (TV on ESPN2)

No. 9 Iowa (4-1) vs. Oregon State (4-0), 5:30 p.m. (TV on ESPNU)

Sunday’s program

Championship

UConn-Duke winner vs. Iowa-Oregon State winner, 10 a.m., Moda Center (TV on ABC)

Consolation

UConn-Duke Loser vs. Iowa-Oregon State loser, 7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Coliseum (TV on ESPN2)

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