ESPN Announces Matchups, Seasons, and Networks for 2022 PKI and Phil Knight Legacy Events – ESPN Press Room | Region & Cash

  • PKI and Phil Knight Legacy tournaments will be held in Portland, Oregon during the festival week from November 24th to 27th.
  • All four championship games for men and women at the Moda Center will be broadcast live on ESPN networks on November 27th
  • Field of PKI Men: Alabama, State of Iowa, State of Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon, Portland, UConn and Villanova.
  • PKI-Frauenfeld: State of Iowa, State of Michigan, North Carolina and Oregon
  • Phil Knight Legacy Men’s Field: Duke, Florida, Gonzaga, Oregon State, Portland State, Purdue, West Virginia and Xavier
  • Phil Knight Legacy Ladies Field: Duke, Iowa, Oregon State and UConn

ESPN has announced the matchups, seasons and networks for the 2022 Phil Knight Invitational (PKI) and Phil Knight Legacy college basketball tournaments for both men and women.

The PKI and Phil Knight Legacy multi-team tournaments, each featuring eight men’s teams and four women’s teams, will compete during ESPN’s annual festival week from Thursday, November 24 through Sunday, November 27.

The pre-season men’s and women’s college basketball events — growing out of the successful PK80 events that helped celebrate Phil Knight’s 80th birthday in 2017 — will once again co-found NIKE, Inc. and in 2012 join the Naismith Honors inducted into the Memorial Hall of Fame. PKI and Phil Knight Legacy will be played at three Portland, Oregon facilities: the Chiles Center on the University of Portland campus, Rose Quarter’s Moda Center, and the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

All 32 games from both events will be broadcast on ESPN networks, including the men’s and women’s league games — live from the Moda Center on Sunday, November 27.

PKI

Men’s teams participating in PKI include Alabama, State of Iowa, State of Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon, Portland, UConn, and Villanova. The successful field has a total of 212 appearances in NCAA tournaments, 45 Final Fours and 16 NCAA titles. Each team will play one game per day in bracket format on November 24th, 25th and 27th.

2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship runner-up North Carolina meets Portland on Thursday, November 24 at 1 p.m. on ESPN for an update on the men’s PKI. Iowa State vs Villanova follows at 3:30 p.m. (ESPN2), along with UConn vs Oregon at 8 p.m. (ESPN2) and Alabama vs Michigan State at 10:30 p.m. (ESPN).

The women’s PKI field consists of Iowa State, Michigan State, North Carolina and Oregon, who together have 81 NCAA tournament appearances, 13 Elite Eights and six Final Fours. Each team will play one game per day in bracket format on November 24th and 27th.

North Carolina meets Oregon (5:00 p.m. ESPNU) and Iowa State takes on Michigan State (7:30 p.m. ESPNU) to open the Nov. 24 PKI Women’s Tournament.

The PKI Championships for women and men will be played on November 27th in prime time on ESPN2 (7:30pm) and ESPN (10pm) respectively.

The Legacy of Phil Knight

Men’s teams participating in Phil Knight Legacy include: Duke, Florida, Gonzaga, Oregon State, Portland State, Purdue, West Virginia and Xavier. These teams have combined 202 NCAA tournament appearances, 30 Final Fours, and seven NCAA titles.

Three of the eight teams reached the NCAA tournament last season, including Duke in the Final Four. Xavier won the National Invitation Tournament.

As a pick for the men’s Phil Knight Legacy, the 2022 NCAA Final Four Blue Devils will take on Oregon State on November 24 at 3:00 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Florida vs. Xavier (5:30 p.m. ESPN2), Purdue vs West Virginia (10 a.m., ESPN2) and Gonzaga versus Portland State in the nightcap (12:30 a.m., ESPN).

The women’s Phil Knight Legacy field includes Duke, Iowa, Oregon State and UConn. This group has combined 97 NCAA tournament appearances, 44 Elite Eights, 28 Final Fours, and 12 national championships.

NCAA finalist UConn plays Duke in Game 1 of the Women’s PKL Tournament on Friday, November 25 at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN2 or ESPNU, while Iowa takes on Oregon State at 8 p.m. on ESPNU.

ABC will broadcast both the women’s and men’s Phil Knight Legacy Championship games live from the Moda Center on Sunday, November 27 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. respectively.

Moda Championship Packs are now on sale and can be purchased here. Tickets for individual sessions go on sale Friday, July 29 at 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT. Ticket information is available here.

2022 PKI (men)

date time (ET) encounter/event network arena
Thu, Nov 24 13 o’clock North Carolina vs Portland ESPN Moda center
3:30 p.m State of Iowa vs. Villanova ESPN2 Moda center
8 p.m UConn vs. Oregon ESPN2 Moda center
10:30 p.m Alabama vs. Michigan State ESPN Moda center
Fri, Nov 25 2.30 Consolation game #1 ESPNU Veterans Memorial Colosseum
17 o’clock Semifinal #1 ESPN Veterans Memorial Colosseum
22 O `clock Semifinal #2 ESPN2 or ESPNU Veterans Memorial Colosseum
Sat, Nov 26 12:30 pm Consolation game #2 ESPN or ESPN2 Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Sun, Nov 27 3:30 p.m Third place game ESPN Veterans Memorial Colosseum
22 O `clock championship game ESPN Moda center
open Game for seventh place open Chile’s center
open Game for fifth place open Chile’s center

2022 PKI (women)

date time (ET) encounter/event network arena
Thu, Nov 24 17 o’clock North Carolina vs. Oregon ESPNU Chile’s center
19:30 o’clock State of Iowa vs. State of Michigan ESPNU Chile’s center
Sun, Nov 27 13 o’clock Third place game ESPN2 Veterans Memorial Coliseum
19:30 o’clock championship game ESPN2 Moda center

2022 Phil Knight Legacy (men)

date time (ET) encounter/event network arena
Thu, Nov 24 3 pm Duke vs. Oregon State ESPN Veterans Memorial Colosseum
17:30 Florida vs. Xavier ESPN2 Veterans Memorial Coliseum
22 O `clock Purdue vs. West Virginia ESPN2 Veterans Memorial Colosseum
Fri, Nov 25 12:30 pm Portland State vs. Gonzaga ESPN Veterans Memorial Coliseum
3 pm Semifinal #1 ESPN Moda center
17:30 Consolation game #1 ESPN2 or ESPNU Moda center
22 O `clock Consolation game #2 ESPN2 or ESPNU Moda center
Sat, Nov 26 12:30 pm Semifinal #2 ESPN or ESPN2 Moda center
Sun, Nov 27 3:30 p.m championship game ABC Moda center
19:30 o’clock Third place game ESPN Veterans Memorial Coliseum
open Game for seventh place open Chile’s center
open Game for fifth place open Chile’s center

2022 Phil Knight Legacy (Women)

date time (ET) encounter/event network arena
Fri, Nov 25 17:30 UConn vs Duke ESPN2 or ESPNU Chile’s center
8 p.m Iowa vs. Oregon State ESPNU Chile’s center
Sun, Nov 27 13 o’clock championship game ABC Moda center
22 O `clock Third place game ESPN2 Veterans Memorial Colosseum

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