Matchups for Gavitt Tipoff Games announced

  • 04/22/2015 1:16 pm in

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.

Tuesday, Nov. 17
Georgetown at Maryland (BTN or an ESPN Network)
DePaul at Penn State (BTN or an ESPN Network)
Nebraska at Villanova (FS1)

Wednesday, Nov. 18
Illinois at Providence (FS1)

Thursday, Nov. 19
Creighton at Indiana (BTN or an ESPN Network)
Iowa at Marquette (FS1)
Rutgers at St. John’s (FS1)

Friday, Nov. 20
Xavier at Michigan (BTN or an ESPN Network)

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  • Gregory Spera

    ZZZZZZZZZ. Just an underwhelming slate of games. Think they failed to include top B1G programs like Michigan State, Ohio State, and Wisconsin just to make the Big East look more competitive? Bring on the ACC.

  • CreamandCrimson

    Georgetown at Maryland should be a good one and I’m glad they were able to renew that series…at least for one season. Iowa at Marquette could be interesting (Marquette should be much improved if their strong recruiting class is ready to contribute that early in the season). Xavier at Michigan could be interesting. The other games are absolute dogs though and I doubt they’ll register on the national scale in any way, shape or form.

    From an IU perspective, playing Creighton is better than hosting a 250+ RPI torpedo.

    Also, I hope there is a thread up to discuss the Tom Crean press conference and official announcement on Thomas Bryant’s signing. Certainly a lot of interesting things to discuss from Tom Crean’s comments.

  • Kyl470

    Pretty sure they just through in the names and drew them out of a hat. Pretty bad match ups.

  • Jimmy Johnson

    Where is Butler? Seems like a Butler/Ohio State would have been a good matchup.

  • CreamandCrimson

    Butler is in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off (along with Minnesota) during this particular event. The Puerto Rico event games are November 19, 20 and 22 so they were unavailable for this year’s Gavitt Games.

  • SCHoosier

    Tim Miles has gotta love playing ‘Nova given the season Neb had & the players lost!

  • Zach

    Best game is MD vs Gtown by a mile. Then Xavier vs Michigan and Iowa vs Marquette I guess…