Born out of the success of the PK80 event in 2017, which the Duke men’s basketball team won in Portland, the field for the 2022 Phil Knight Legacy was announced Tuesday. The event is set for November 24-27, 2022 in Portland, Ore.
The eight-team men’s bracket, comprised of elite Nike-sponsored teams includes the Blue Devils, along with Florida, Gonzaga, Oregon State, Portland State, Purdue, West Virginia and Xavier. The teams have combined for 199 NCAA Tournament appearances, 29 Final Fours and seven NCAA titles – Duke has accounted for 43 NCAA appearances, 16 Final Fours and five national championships.
Hosted by Rip City Management, LLC, the event honors Nike founder Phil Knight and his contribution to the sport of basketball. The inaugural PK80, which celebrated Knight’s 80th birthday, brought 16 top Nike-sponsored men’s teams to Portland divided into two brackets. Duke defeated Florida, 87-84, in the title game of the Motion Bracket.
The 2022 event features eight men’s teams, while four top women’s teams – Duke, Connecticut, Iowa and Oregon State – will also compete in a four-team bracket. The venues for the 2022 event include the Moda Center – home of the NBA’s Portland Trailblazers, the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and the University of Portland’s Chilies Center.
The final brackets and ticket information will be announced at a later date. Visit www.rosequarter.com to receive information on tickets and other important communication about the Phil Knight Legacy.