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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

UConn-Michigan State game details announced

Chatter about UConn playing Michigan State as part of a doubleheader in Eugene, Oregon early next season has been around for a while. Well, now it is official.

The game will be part of a doubleheader on Nov. 25 at the University of Oregon's Knight Arena as part of the Phil Knight Invitational in honor of the Nike founder's 80th birthday.

UConn will face Michigan State and Oklahoma will play against host Oregon.

“I am already looking forward to competing in the Phil Knight Invitational out in Oregon next November," UConn coach Geno Auriemma said in a statement. "Eugene is a beautiful town and Matt Knight Arena is one of the most impressive facilities that I have ever set foot in. It will be a great experience for us to play a quality opponent like Michigan State so far from home in what will surely be a first class event. What better way to celebrate Phil Knight’s 80th then to host a competitive event in his name?"

UConn is expected to pick up an extra game while out in Pac-12 country with this trip serving as Gabby Williams' homecoming game/games.
The UConn men's basketball team will play in the men's event featuring 16 top programs.

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