ESPN Events Unveils Teams for Five Men’s College Basketball Tournaments During 2022-23 College Basketball Season
Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic, Myrtle Beach Invitational, ESPN Events Invitational, Paycom Wooden Legacy and Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic owned and operated events all set to return this fall
Today, ESPN Events announced the tournament fields for five of its 11 owned and operated events during the 2022-23 college basketball season. The Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic, Myrtle Beach Invitational, ESPN Events Invitational and Paycom Wooden Legacy will again be part of ESPN’s Feast Week programming this fall, while the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic will take place during Christmas week. Matchups, times and network designations will be released at a later date.
The eight-team men’s college basketball tournaments (Charleston, Myrtle, ESPN Events and Diamond Head) will feature 12 games through three days, while the Paycom Wooden Legacy will include four teams and four games. Teams will compete in one game per day, advancing through the bracket. Each tournament will crown a champion on the final day.
Across the five tournaments, 17 conferences will be represented, including the American Athletic, ACC, Atlantic 10, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Big West, Colonial, Conference USA, Metro Atlantic, Mountain West, Pac-12, SEC, Southern, Sun Belt, West Coast and Western Athletic.
The NIT Season Tip-Off will not occur in 2022, but will return in 2023.
ESPN Events Men’s College Basketball Tournaments During the 2022-23 Season:
November 17, 18 and 20
TD Arena | Charleston, S.C.
Teams: Charleston, Colorado State, Davidson, Furman, Old Dominion, Penn State, South Carolina and Virginia Tech
November 17, 18 and 20
HTC Center | Conway, S.C.
Teams: Boise State, Charlotte, Colorado, Loyola Chicago, Massachusetts, Texas A&M and Tulsa
* An eighth team will be announced at later date
November 24, 25 and 27
HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex | Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Teams: Florida State, Memphis, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Seton Hall, Siena and Stanford
November (Dates TBA)
Anaheim Arena at Anaheim Convention Center | Anaheim, Calif.
Teams: Fresno State, Saint Mary’s, Vanderbilt and Washington
December 22, 23 and 25
Stan Sheriff Center | Honolulu, Hawaii
Teams: George Washington, Hawaii, Iona, Pepperdine, Seattle, SMU, Utah State and Washington State
ESPN Events will also host the Phil Knight Invitational during the 2022-23 college basketball season. The previously announced event will be played Nov. 24-27 at three venues – the Chiles Center, Rose Quarter’s Moda Center and Veterans Memorial Coliseum – in Portland, Oregon and will feature eight high-profile men’s teams – Alabama, Iowa State, Michigan State, North Carolina, Oregon, Portland, UConn and Villanova, and four accomplished women’s programs – Iowa State, Michigan State, North Carolina and Oregon.
The Phil Knight Legacy event run by Rip City Management will be played simultaneously throughout Portland with the Phil Knight Invitational. ESPN networks will also televise this marquee event during Feast Week. It will feature another elite field of eight men’s teams – Duke, Florida, Gonzaga, Oregon State, Portland State, Purdue, West Virginia and Xavier, and four women’s programs – Duke, Iowa, Oregon State and UConn.
For more information on ESPN Events, visit www.espnevents.com.
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of collegiate sporting events nationwide. In 2022, the 32-event schedule includes three early-season college football kickoff games, 17 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events, and a college softball event, which account for approximately 400 hours of live programming, while reaching nearly 64 million viewers and attracting over 800,000 annual attendees. With satellite offices in more than 10 cities across the country, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.