Matches set for the 2022 ESPN Events men’s and women’s college basketball tournaments

Games are scheduled for the six ESPN Events owned and operated early season basketball tournaments for men and women. The teams participating in this year’s events, which were revealed in March, will begin competition on Thursday, November 17, and run through Christmas Day.

Each college basketball tournament of eight men’s teams – Charleston Classic Shriners Kids, Myrtle Beach Invitational, ESPN Events InvitationalAnd the PKIAnd the Hawaiian Airlines Diamondhead Classic – It will consist of 12 matches over three days, with Wooden Heritage from Baycom and the woman PKI Each features four teams and four matches over two days of play. Teams will compete in one match per day, advancing through the arc. The two teams that are undefeated all the time will face off in the championship match on the last day of the tournament.

Across the six tournaments, 14 teams participated in the 2022 NCAA Men’s Championship, while eight teams played in the NIT post-season tournament. A number of teams were also featured in the latest edition of ESPN.com’s Way-Too-Early Top 25, and Joe Lunardi’s 2023 NCAA Tournament Bracketology.

In addition to the multi-team tournaments, ESPN Events also runs four one-day-location neutral events, including the Armed Forces Classic, and the State Farm Champions Classic – featuring Duke vs. Women’s classics brought to you by Corona.

ESPN Events is also working alongside the Charlotte Sports Foundation and Jordan Brand on the newly created Jumpman Invitational, scheduled for December 2022, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The event will feature men’s and women’s teams from the four original Jordan Brand schools – Florida, Michigan and North Carolina and Oklahoma.

The NIT season tip will not be played in 2022 but will return in 2023.

Shriners Charleston Classic Kids

17, 18 and 20 November

TD Arena | Charleston, South Carolina

Date time (Eastern time) Match/event network
Thursday 17 November 11:30 am Foreman vs. Pennsylvania Spino
2 pm Old Dominion vs Virginia Tech ESPN2
5 pm Colorado vs South Carolina Spino
7 pm Davidson vs. Charleston Spino
Friday 18 November 12 pm Semifinals #1 ESPN2 or ESPNU
2 pm or 2:30 pm Condolence Game #1 ESPN2 or ESPNU
5 pm Semifinals #2 ESPN2
7:30 PM Solace game #2 ESPNEWS
Sunday 20 November 10:30 am Seventh place game ESPNEWS
12:30 pm or 6 pm Fifth place game ESPNU or ESPNEWS
3:30 pm Championship match ESPN2
12:30 pm or 6 pm 3rd place game ESPNU or ESPNEWS

Myrtle Beach Invitational

17, 18 and 20 November

HTC Center | Conway, South Carolina

Date time (Eastern time) Match/event network
Thursday 17 November 1:30 pm Colorado vs UMass Spino
4 pm Murray State vs Texas A&M ESPN2
7 pm Boise State vs Charlotte ESPNEWS or ESPN +
9:30 pm Loyola (Illinois) vs. Tulsa Spino
Friday 18 November 12 pm Condolence Game #1 ESPN2 or ESPNU
2 pm or 2:30 pm Semifinals #1 ESPN2 or ESPNU
7 pm Semifinals #2 Spino
9:30 pm Solace game #2 ESPN +
Sunday 20 November 10:30 am 3rd place game Spino
1 pm Championship match ESPN or ESPN2
4:30 pm Seventh place game ESPN +
7 pm Fifth place game ESPNEWS

Wooden Heritage from Baycom
November 23-24
Anaheim Arena Convention Center | Anaheim, California.

Date time (Eastern time) Match/event network
Wednesday 23 November 9:30 pm Fresno vs Washington Spino
Thursday 24 November 12:00 am St. Mary’s vs. Vanderbilt ESPN2
10 pm 3rd place game Spino
Friday 25 November 12:30 am Championship match ESPN2

PKI (men and women)
24-27 November
Chili’s Center / Moda Center / Veterans Memorial Coliseum | Portland, ore.

2022 PKI (Men)

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

2022 PKI (women)

Date time (Eastern time) Match/event network
Thursday 24 November 5 pm North Carolina vs Oregon Spino
7:30 PM Iowa vs Michigan Spino
Sunday 27 November to be announced later on 3rd place game to be announced later on
to be announced later on Championship match to be announced later on

Note: Men’s and Women’s PKI will be played alongside Phil Knight Legacy, operated by Rip City Management. The full schedule was announced on July 25 and can be found here.

ESPN Invitational Events
November 24, 25 and 27
State Farm Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports

Date time (Eastern time) Match/event network
Thursday 24 November 11 am Florida vs Siena ESPN2
1:30 pm Mississippi vs. Stanford Spino
5 pm Oklahoma vs Nebraska ESPN
7:30 PM Memphis vs Seton Hall ESPNEWS
Friday 25 November 11 am Semifinals #1 ESPN2
1:30 pm Condolence Game #1 ESPN +
5 pm Solace game #2 ESPNEWS
7:30 PM Semifinals #2 ESPN2
Sunday 27 November 11 am Fifth place game Spino
1:30 pm Championship match ESPN
5 pm 3rd place game ESPN2
7:30 PM Seventh place game ESPNEWS

Hawaiian Airlines Diamondhead Classic
December 22, 23 and 25
Stan Sharif Center | Honolulu, Hawaii

Date time (Eastern time) Match/event network
Thursday December 22 15:00 Iona vs SMU Spino
5 pm Seattle U vs Utah Spino
21:00 George Washington vs. Washington State ESPN2 or ESPNU
11 pm Pepperdine vs Hawaii ESPN2 or ESPNU
Friday 23 December 4:30 pm Consolation #1 Spino
7 pm Semifinals #1 ESPN2
10 pm or 12 am Semifinals #2 ESPN2
Saturday 24 December 10 pm or 12 am Consolation #2 ESPN2
Sunday December 25 1:30 PM or 3:30 PM Seventh place game Spino
1:30 PM or 3:30 PM Fifth place game Spino
6:30 pm 3rd place game ESPN2
8:30 pm Championship match ESPN2

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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