ESPN announces matches, game times and networking for the 2022 PKI and Phil Knight Legacy Events

  • The PKI and Phil Knight Legacy tournaments will be played during Holiday Week, November 24-27 in Portland, Oregon.
  • All four of MODA Center’s men’s and women’s championship matches will be broadcast live on ESPN on November 27
  • PKI Men’s Field: Alabama, Iowa State, Michigan State, North Carolina, Oregon, Portland, Ocon and Villanova.
  • PKI Women’s Field of Work: Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina and Oregon
  • Men’s Phil Knight Legacy Stadium: Duke, Florida, Gonzaga, Oregon, Portland State, Purdue, West Virginia and Xavier
  • Phil Knight Legacy Women’s Field: Duke, Iowa, Oregon and Ocon

ESPN has announced matches, game times and nets for the 2022 college basketball tournaments, the Phil Knight Invitational (PKI) and the Phil Knight Legacy for men and women.

The multi-team PKI and Phil Knight Legacy tournaments, which will each feature eight men’s teams and four women’s teams, will compete during ESPN’s annual Holiday Week, Thursday, November 24 – Sunday, November 27.

Born out of the successful PK80 events that helped celebrate Phil Knight’s 80th birthday in 2017, the pre-season men’s and women’s college basketball events will once again honor the co-founder of NIKE, Inc. and 2012 Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame inductee. PKI and Phil Knight Legacy will be played at three facilities in Portland, Oregon: the Chills Center on the University of Portland campus, the MODA Center on Rose Quarter and the Veterans’ Coliseum.

All 32 matches of both events will be broadcast on ESPN, including the men’s and women’s championship matches – live from the MODA Center on Sunday, November 27.

PKI

The men’s teams competing in the PKI include Alabama, Iowa State, Michigan State, North Carolina, Oregon, Portland, Ocon and Villanova. The completed field contains 212 NCAA Championship games, 45 Final Fours, and 16 NCAA games. Each team will play one match per day in bracket format on November 24, 25 and 27.

North Carolina, the 2022 NCAA men’s basketball runner-up, faces Portland to inform the men’s PKI team on Thursday, November 24 at 1 p.m. on ESPN. 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 features Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina and Oregon, which has 81 NCAA appearances, 13 Elite Eights and 6 Final Fours. Each team will play one game per day in arc-style format on November 24 and 27.

North Carolina meets Oregon (5 p.m., ESPNU) and Iowa State plays Michigan (7:30 p.m., ESPNU) for the opening of the Women’s PKI Championship on November 24.

Primetime Women’s and Men’s PKI Championship matches will be played on ESPN2 (7:30 p.m.) and ESPN (10 p.m.), respectively on November 27.

Feel Night Legacy

The men’s team competing in the Phil Knight Legacy includes: Duke, Florida, Gonzaga, Oregon State, Portland State, Purdue, West Virginia and Xavier. These teams have a total of 202 NCAA Championship games, 30 Final Fours, and seven NCAA titles.

Three of the eight teams made it to the NCAA Championships last season, including Duke in the Final Four. Xavier won the National Invitational Tournament.

In honor of Phil Knight Legacy’s men’s version of the 2022 NCAA Final Four, the Blue Devils meet Oregon on ESPN at 3 pm on November 24, followed by Florida vs. Xavier (5:30 pm, ESPN2), Purdue vs. West Virginia (10 pm, ESPN2 ) and Gonzaga take on Portland State in the Night Hat (12:30 a.m., ESPN).

The women’s Phil Knight Legacy field includes Duke, Iowa, Oregon State, and UConn. This group has combined in 97 NCAA appearances, 44 elite games, 28 final fours, and 12 national championships.

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

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

MODA Championship Packages are now available for sale and can be purchased here. Single session tickets will be on sale Friday, July 29 at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT with ticket information available here.

2022 PKI (Men)

Date time (Eastern time) Match/event network Arena
Thursday 24 November 1 pm North Carolina vs. Portland ESPN moda center
3:30 pm Iowa vs Villanova ESPN2 moda center
8 pm Ocon vs Oregon ESPN2 moda center
10:30 pm Alabama vs Michigan State ESPN moda center
Friday 25 November 2:30 pm Condolence Game #1 Spino Veterans Memorial Coliseum
5 pm Semifinals #1 ESPN Veterans Memorial Coliseum
10 pm Semifinals #2 ESPN2 or ESPNU Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Saturday 26 November 12:30 am Solace game #2 ESPN or ESPN2 Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Sunday 27 November 3:30 pm 3rd place game ESPN Veterans Memorial Coliseum
10 pm Championship match ESPN moda center
to be announced later on Seventh place game to be announced later on Chili’s Center
to be announced later on Fifth place game to be announced later on Chili’s Center

2022 PKI (women)

Date time (Eastern time) Match/event network Arena
Thursday 24 November 5 pm North Carolina vs. Oregon Spino Chili’s Center
7:30 PM Iowa vs Michigan Spino Chili’s Center
Sunday 27 November 1 pm 3rd place game ESPN2 Veterans Memorial Coliseum
7:30 PM Championship match ESPN2 moda center

2022 Phil Knight Legacy (Men)

Date time (Eastern time) Match/event network Arena
Thursday 24 November 15:00 Duke vs Oregon ESPN Veterans Memorial Coliseum
5:30 pm Florida vs Xavier ESPN2 Veterans Memorial Coliseum
10 pm Bordeaux vs. West Virginia ESPN2 Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Friday 25 November 12:30 am Portland vs. Gonzaga ESPN Veterans Memorial Coliseum
15:00 Semifinals #1 ESPN moda center
5:30 pm Condolence Game #1 ESPN2 or ESPNU moda center
10 pm Solace game #2 ESPN2 or ESPNU moda center
Saturday 26 November 12:30 am Semifinals #2 ESPN or ESPN2 moda center
Sunday 27 November 3:30 pm Championship match ABC moda center
7:30 PM 3rd place game ESPN Veterans Memorial Coliseum
to be announced later on Seventh place game to be announced later on Chili’s Center
to be announced later on Fifth place game to be announced later on Chili’s Center

2022 Phil Knight Legacy (Women)

Date time (Eastern time) Match/event network Arena
Friday 25 November 5:30 pm Ocon vs Duke ESPN2 or ESPNU Chili’s Center
8 pm Iowa vs Oregon Spino Chili’s Center
Sunday 27 November 1 pm Championship match ABC moda center
10 pm 3rd place game ESPN2 Veterans Memorial Coliseum

About ESPN Events

ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of 35 collegiate sporting events across the country. The list includes five early season college football games, 17 college games, 12 college basketball events, and one college softball event, which accounts for nearly 400 hours of live programming, reaches nearly 64 million viewers and attracts the most than 800,000 participants each year. With branch offices in more than 10 markets across the country, ESPN Events builds relationships with conventions, schools, and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.

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