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College Basketball: Iowa State faces Villanova in Phil Knight Invitational

AMES – Iowa State will face Villanova on Thursday, Nov. 24 in the opening round of the Phil Knight Invitational, ESPN Events announced Monday.

Tipoff is set for 2:30 p.m. central, with the game airing on ESPN2 at the Moda Center in Portland, home of the NBA’s Portland Trailblazers. North Carolina and Portland are the other two teams on Iowa State’s half of the bracket.

The semifinal game is slated for Friday, Nov. 25 at 4 p.m. central on ESPN, while the consolation game is set for 1:30 p.m. central on ESPNU.

UConn will face Oregon, while Alabama will play Michigan State on the other half of the bracket. The accomplished field has a combined 212 NCAA Tournament appearances, 45 Final Fours and 16 NCAA titles.

It will be the second meeting all-time between the Cyclones and Wildcats. Villanova beat Iowa State 74-53 Dec. 11, 1961 in Philadelphia. The Cyclones have never faced Portland, while North Carolina holds a 3-1 lead in the all-time series with Iowa State.

Moda Championships Packages are now on sale. Single session tickets will be on sale Friday, July 29 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT with ticket information available here.

The Iowa State women are also playing in Portland in the women’s PKI. Iowa State will face Michigan State at 6:30 p.m. central on Thursday, Nov. 24, with the championship game scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27.

2022 PKI Schedule – MEN

Date Time (CT) Matchup/Event Network Arena
Thu, Nov. 24 12 p.m. North Carolina vs. Portland ESPN Moda Center
2:30 p.m. Iowa State vs. Villanova ESPN2 Moda Center
7 p.m. UConn vs. Oregon ESPN2 Moda Center
9:30 p.m. Alabama vs. Michigan State ESPN Moda Center
Fri, Nov. 25 1:30 p.m. Consolation Game #1 ESPNU Veterans Memorial Coliseum
4 p.m. Semifinal #1 ESPN Veterans Memorial Coliseum
9 p.m. Semifinal #2 ESPN2 or ESPNU Veterans Memorial Coliseum
11:30 p.m. Consolation Game #2 ESPN or ESPN2 Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Sun, Nov. 27 2:30 p.m. Third Place Game ESPN Veterans Memorial Coliseum
9 p.m. Championship Game ESPN Moda Center
TBD Seventh Place Game TBD Chiles Center
TBD Fifth Place Game TBD Chiles Center

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