Report: IU to play at Seton Hall in 2017 Gavitt Tipoff Games

  • 05/20/2017 2:00 pm in

Indiana will play at Seton Hall in the 2017 Gavitt Tipoff Games, according to a report on Saturday afternoon from Jon Rothstein of Fan Rag Sports.

According to Rothstein, Indiana and Seton Hall will play on Wednesday, November 15. The Pirates finished last season 21-12 and lost to Arkansas in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Other matchups in the event, according to Rothstein, are as follows:

Nov. 13th: Minnesota at Providence
Nov. 14th: Purdue at Marquette
Nov. 15th: Butler at Maryland, Creighton at Northwestern
Nov. 16th: Xavier at Wisconsin, Nebraska at St. John’s
Nov. 17th: DePaul at Illinois

The Gavitt Tipoff Games, an annual series of eight games that will be played each year between the Big Ten and the Big East, were established beginning with the 2015-16 season.

The event is named in honor of the late Dave Gavitt, the founder of the Big East and a 2006 inductee into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

Each season from 2015 to 2022, the Gavitt Tipoff Games will showcase four home games for each Big Ten and Big East during the college basketball season’s first full week.

Over the course of the eight year agreement, each Big Ten team will play in the event a minimum of four times and each Big East team will play a minimum of six times.

Broadcast assignments for each matchup will be determined by the conference of the home team, which means Indiana and Seton Hall will likely play on Fox Sports 1.

Other confirmed non-conference games for Indiana next season include a Dec. 9 roadtrip to Louisville and a Dec. 16 matchup against Notre Dame in the Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

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  • Pianoroark

    Meh.

  • Kwang

    An early road game, should be cool. I’m not sure what Seton Hall has going for it this year, though.

  • Zach

    Not a game on the schedule that will jump out at you, but a quality test on the road early in the season should be good for us.

  • Justin Beard

    Yeahhh, Big East isnt looking the best this year. The road environment will throw us in a good challenge early in the season though.

  • FundamentalistGuardPlay

    Seton Hall: #51 in KenPom last year. 20+ wins. IMO, just the kind of quality early road test we need.

    Also opportunity to avenge ’89 NCAA tournament loss.

  • Hoosier Hall

    Not sure how good SH will be but at least it’s a true road game against a major conference team. Wonder who we will draw in the B10/ACC challenge…?

  • TomJameson

    Seton Hall isn’t a creampuff, that should be obvious and pleasing to everybody. IU will be 1) going on the road, 2) in the first season of a new coach (no matter how good he is) and 3) learning that coach’s new offense and defense, 4) with a team that lost 3 key players.
    This is going to be a decent test for a young team – young in the respect of playing for a new coach/system.

    Come on, what’s not to like? 🙂 Kwang said it well and simply … an early road game, should be cool.

  • TomJameson

    Also, Seton Hall’s adjO was 83rd in the NCAA and adjD was 34th.

    A decent team that won 21 games last year. We’ll be playing them in their house, and everybody seems to get up for a game with IU. Probably not going to be slacking in the effort department.

  • Gregory J. Haggard

    I wonder that as well.
    Don’t they go by where you finished the previous conference season?

  • kurk81

    Nice matchup, but equally important are games that have been Liberty, Miss Valley, Houston Baptist, etc in the past. Lets see some MVC, MAC, WCC games instead.

  • vicbert caladipo

    This will be a heckuva game and SH will probably win. PU at Marquette will be good. Xavier at UW will be interesting. Any NCAA tourney teams jump out at me. I like it

  • vicbert caladipo

    People always bring up Houston Baptist as a bogus cupcake on our schedule because of the name. They were actually a better quality opponent per RPI than more than half of our non conference schedule. I agree on the conferences you suggest to play.

  • bball at nick’s

    Cool, but I bet all that Archie is thinking about is winning!

  • SCHoosier

    Playing any good conference team on their home floor.. early in the season.. with the Hoosiers having a new coach, system and line up should be enuff of a challenge for anybody with full brain function?:)

  • sd chuck

    It will be interesting to watch this schedule come together. This is exactly the type of game that Archie will be able to judge strengths and weakness, early in the season. Would love to see a home and home with Kansas develop. I trust in Archie, I’m all in with him! December BIG games suck! NY BIG tournament sucks! Come on!

  • FundamentalistGuardPlay

    All pluses. I’m looking forward to it.

    Looking at the list of matchups, the only one that would potentially benefit us would be to go against Xavier and Coach Mack. It would be nice to score a victory over X as they have made in-roads in recruiting Indiana and we currently both in the final eight Cole Swider.

  • adam

    this is a nice early season game.

    in a somewhat related vein of thought, when will archie begin to really leave his mark on the schedule? how many seasons does it take in a coaching regime change to complete that process?

  • Shaggy_C

    Syracuse would be a good choice; an underachieving historical program that ended with NIT disappointment. And you could imagine the story lines from the IU side – “Does having a new coach mean this is the year the Hoosiers can finally beat a zone?”

  • Kyl470

    Agreed. Overall it’s going to be tough non conference schedule. 3 true road games vs. major conference teams. Seton Hall, Louisville, and whoever we draw in the ACC/Big 10 challenge.