The Big Ten and the Big East today announced matchups for the Gavitt Games, an annual series of eight games that will be played each year between the two conferences.
Many of the games had been leaked before today’s official announcement, including Creighton at Indiana, but the two leagues today announced dates and broadcast information for all eight contests.
Creighton and Indiana will play at Assembly Hall on Thursday, Nov. 19. The complete schedule for the event is available after the jump.
The Gavitt Tipoff Games, established last spring as an annual series of eight games that will be played each year between the Big Ten and the Big East, will include Indiana next season.
According to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, the Hoosiers will host Creighton next season at Assembly Hall in the Gavitt Tipoff Games.
Led by Greg McDermott, Creighton finished last season just 14-19, but recently added Kansas State transfer Marcus Foster, who will sit out next season, and also signed top 100 recruit Justin Patton, a power forward.
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 school on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the college basketball season’s first full week.
Regular season play is now complete and Indiana will open the Big Ten tournament on Thursday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2 against Northwestern with the winner facing second-seeded Maryland on Friday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. ET on BTN.
Indiana is the No. 7 seed and will be the home team on Thursday at the United Center, which means the Hoosiers will wear the cream version of the adidas heritage uniforms.
The full Big Ten tournament bracket is available after the jump.
The Big Ten announced its 2015-16 men’s basketball schedule this afternoon.
Indiana will play Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin twice next season.
The Hoosiers will host Maryland, Northwestern, Ohio State and Purdue for single plays and travel to Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State and Rutgers for single plays.
Indiana will play Michigan, Northwestern and Penn State twice during the 2016-2017 season under the Big Ten’s current three-year scheduling cycle, which began this season.
Dates, tip times and broadcast information for next season’s Big Ten schedule will not be released until late summer or the fall.
Indiana and Louisville are currently in negotiations for a three-year series, Hoosiers coach Tom Crean confirmed on Tuesday.
The series will involve games at either Lucas Oil Stadium or Bankers Life Fieldhouse depending on date availability, Assembly Hall and the KFC Yum! Center, potentially starting as early as next season, Cardinals coach Rick Pitino said during his radio show on Monday evening.
“I would say if we get this series completed, a three-year series that it is, a series of that magnitude really deserves the respect of an official announcement and it being a big deal,” Crean said on Tuesday. “Because it would be. But are we in the midst of that, among other things that we’re doing? Absolutely. We are in the midst of that. And we have been.
“With a series of that magnitude and the dates that we would potentially play and where we would play, a lot of things would have to get worked on.”
After a trip to Hawaii for the Maui Invitational in 2015, Indiana will return to the Aloha State in 2016 for a meeting with a college basketball powerhouse.
ESPN announced today that the Hoosiers will play Kansas on Nov. 11, 2016 in the Armed Forces Classic at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu. The event will take place just under a month from the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The 2016 Armed Forces Classic will be a doubleheader which will also feature Arizona vs. Michigan State.
It will be the first meeting between Indiana and Kansas since 1995. The Jayhawks lead the all-time series 7-6.
“Indiana University is honored to take part in the 2016 Armed Forces Classic at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam,” Tom Crean said in a release. “This is one of the premiere events in college basketball and everyone in our program is thrilled and honored to be a part of this. Knowing that we will play on Veterans Day just prior to the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor adds even greater significance and offers us an experience of a lifetime.”
The Big Ten announced television designations on Thursday for the remainder of league games that will be shown on either CBS or the ESPN family of networks.
Indiana will have a total of six conference games shown on the ESPN family of networks, two shown on CBS and a flex game against Rutgers that will be televised by either BTN or CBS.
The Hoosiers will also have one non-conference game on ESPN, two on ESPN2 and one on ESPNews.
Below is a list of all of the designations announced today by IU media relations and the Big Ten:
ESPN family of networks
24, Eastern Washington, 7:30 p.m., ESPNews
2, Pittsburgh, 7 p.m., ESPN2
9, Louisville, 9 p.m., ESPN
27, Georgetown, Noon, ESPN2
10, Ohio State, Noon or 1 p.m., ESPN or ESPNU
22, Maryland, 9 p.m., ESPNU