IU to host Marquette in 2018 Gavitt Tipoff Games

  • 05/15/2018 7:46 am in

Indiana will host Marquette in the 2018 Gavitt Tipoff Games, according to a report late Monday evening from Jon Rothstein.

The Golden Eagles finished last season 21-14 and lost to Penn State in the quarterfinals of the NIT. Other matchups in the event, according to Rothstein, are as follows:

— Ohio State at Creighton
— St. John’s at Rutgers
— Seton Hall at Nebraska
— Penn State at DePaul
— Michigan at Villanova
— Wisconsin at Xavier
— Georgetown at Illinois

Dates and tipoff times for each matchup will be announced at a later time. 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. This will be Indiana’s third appearance in the Gavitt Tipoff Games.

Broadcast assignments for each matchup will be determined by the conference of the home team, which means Indiana and Marquette will likely play on BTN.

Other confirmed non-conference games for Indiana next season include a Dec. 8 game in Bloomington against Louisville and a Dec. 15 matchup against Butler in the Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Update: Here’s the full release on the Gavitt Games from IU:

The Indiana University men’s basketball team will host Marquette in the 2018 Gavitt Tipoff Games on November 14 in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The matchup is part of an eight-game series between members of the Big Ten and Big East Conference. This is the third time IU will participate in the event. The Hoosiers defeated Creighton in 2015 and fell at Seton Hall last season. IU was 16-15 last season, while Marquette finished 21-14.

This will be the 10th meeting between IU and Marquette, with IU holding a 7-2 advantage in the series. The teams last met in the 2001 Championship game of the Great Alaska Shootout with Marquette taking a 50-49 decision. The teams last played in Bloomington in the 1985 NIT with IU capturing a double overtime win in the tournament quarterfinals. The schools also met in the Elite Eight in 1976 with IU capturing the Mideast Regional title with a 65-56 win. The squads also have played in Bloomington in 1932 and 1949.

The Gavitt Tipoff Games is named in honor of Hall of Famer Dave Gavitt, founder of the BIG EAST and basketball visionary.

Scheduled through 2022, the Gavitt Tipoff Games will be played on consecutive days in the first full week of the college basketball season.

Each BIG EAST team will participate a minimum of six times, while Big Ten programs will take part a minimum of four times. Teams from both conferences already meet in some traditional rivalry games, and those matchups will continue in the upcoming seasons.

2018 Gavitt Tipoff Games

Tuesday 11/13

Wisconsin at Xavier
Georgetown at Illinois

Wednesday 11/14

Michigan at Villanova
Seton Hall at Nebraska
Marquette at Indiana

Thursday 11/15

Penn State at DePaul
Ohio State at Creighton

Friday 11/16

St. John’s at Rutgers

(Photo credit: Stacy Revere/Getty Images North America)

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  • Tyler D

    My thoughts exactly! But Marquette should be a competitive game and hopefully a resume building, W.

  • IUBizmark
  • Hardwood83

    I believe IU has very little input into the scheduling for this event.
    Agreed that IU needs to return to national prominence and scheduling is a big part of that.

  • coachv

    like south carolina. like south carolina upstart

  • MrNobody

    See the intrigue.. But agree with Mark that it would be a big game for them n fans. Not sure current roster would buy into it much…

  • Arch Puddington

    Archie will get us there. And as you and I and others have noted, he will likely do so with a program similar to Jay Wright’s — built from the ground up with good basketball players, not just athletes, and an emphasis on good defense. It takes more than that to be elite, but that is the foundation we are seeing built.

  • John D Murphy

    You think both of Georgia’s fans would feel that strongly?

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  • coachv

    what’s the opposite of a standing ovation? i would smirk and silently think, “so glad to be rid of you”.

  • coachv

    good. not great

  • ImYourHuckleberry

    Kinda like you

  • HtownMike

    Crean was a fine man who worked tirelessly to bring IU banner #6. We are all disappointed with the results he got, but to say that you would rather sit and smirk than applaud him reflects negatively on you, not on Coach Crean.

  • ImYourHuckleberry

    Haha, sure. Whatever wiki says! That’s before my time. I’m a young buck.

  • GHG

    I think CTC is going to make UGA basketball pretty good. First off, his ESPN work this season was highly respected across the board. Will help recruiting for sure. second, it’s friggin Georgia. The football, the students will be a big draw… Kind of nervous what he will do there

  • Koko

    I’m sure he will do just fine.
    And I enjoyed his work on ESPN too.

  • HoosierEconomist

    Eh… I don’t see why he would be getting a better deal in Chapel Hill than he could get at UW, UCLA, USC, or Cal.

  • HoosierEconomist

    Is that different than the point I was illustrating above?

  • HoosierEconomist

    I agree. I’m not saying they have a say. However, I am saying that we need to be consistently scheduling either home-and-homes but more likely neutral site pre-conference tournament games. For example, the Crossroads Classic killed any chance Indiana had playing at the CBS classic meaning we were replacing playing either UCLA/UNC/Kentucky with playing ND/Butler. I would call that a net-loss decision.

  • IUBizmark

    Why do you ask?

  • coachv

    that’s too generous

  • Hardwood83

    True. I like scheduling to your ability or a little above. I’m not a fan of killer schedules just because they are sexy. Getting drilled by a clearly superior team doesn’t accomplish much. But IU needs to act like a big boy if they want to be considered a big boy again. This seasons team may not be elite, but shouldn’t be scared of anyone. Bring ’em on!

  • coachv

    can’t believe you had to provide a link so people would know who al mcguire is. man i’m old

  • coachv

    what it reflects is that i know a hell of a lot more about basketball than you do. i don’t go around handing out standing ovations like oreos at a kids birthday party. even high school coaches have said he was more a used car salesman than a coach. why do you think he had such a hard time recruiting indiana? he wouldn’t know a good center if he was being dunked on by one. has no clue against any kind of zone. he hasn’t ever even shot a basketball. ask jordy hulls. if that’s good enough for indiana in your opinion, have at it. i sure as hell wouldn’t get off my butt to applaud him.

  • HtownMike

    The man won two big ten titles, has been to four sweet 16s, and advanced to a final four in his career. I can’t believe this is still a debate. CTC is an upper tier college coach. He just isn’t in the tier of coaches who win national titles, which is what we expect at IU. Regardless, I got a good laugh at you citing opinions of high school coaches to determine Crean’s coaching pedigree. That would be like me being a professional cyclist and insisting that a professional IndyCar driver in the field at the Indy500 is a bad race car driver.

  • coachv

    or it would be like pretending to understand basketball by reciting statistics

  • HtownMike

    You got me. Conference championships and tournament achievements are faulty indicators of coaching success. I’ll be sure to rely on made up sampling’s of high school coach opinions moving forward. Thanks for setting me straight!

  • coachv

    calm down. the comment i read about high school coaches was one thing i passed on, not something i witnessed, had first hand knowledge of, or cited as the reason for condemning his coaching acumen. you are the one doing that. i understand that people here don’t really want to get into any in depth discussions about proper skills or fundamentals, or team strategy and x’s and o’s but since you challenged.
    crean has no idea how to attack zone, whether full court, half, 2-3, 1-3-1, what have you. in fact, much of what the players did was counter productive, even the opposite of what the team should have been doing. yogi single handedly bailed him out so many times. in man, we had no weakside action, no creativity, little effort to run plays for hot shooters, etc. crean also had no concept for defending inbounds under our basket. how many lay-ups did we give up on inbounds plays? too many to count. i could see them coming before the ref even handed the ball to the opposing player to inbound.
    we had no rebounding strategy, no rebounding triangle. we were terrible at taking care of the ball. played little to no defense and no cohesive team strategy. individually, poor footwork, post moves, player development among bigs.
    on top of that crean could not recruit the fertile state of indiana. he wouldn’t know a quality big man if he were being dunked on by one. and for the icing on the cake, he personally couldn’t play a lick, couldn’t even dribble or shoot a little bit. if you can’t do it, how are you going to teach it?
    now as a fan i know you have limited ability to analyze the game but i have pulled more than a few paychecks coaching so i know a little bit about it. now if you and puddington have an affinity for crean, be my guest. but we had a real chance to make a run at a national championship that died against syracuse and those are hard to come by. crean blew it because he is a lousy coach, period. and i saw and understood everything he taught was wrong. i will never forgive him for that. never.

  • HtownMike

    Pretty harsh, but your opinion if your opinion. I agree, not a perfect coach. But a damn good offensive mind, great game planner, highly regarded player developer, and revered for creating mentally tough players. I appreciate him for who he was even while I recognize that who he wasn’t is why he is no longer our coach. I don’t want him to be our coach. But I would clap for him in a homecoming and I would thank him on the street for working tirelessly for IU and bringing us some damn fun moments along the way.

  • coachv

    damn good offensive mind=no
    great game planner=no
    regarded player developer=no: maybe motivator
    i would be interested in you describing specifically the first two statements from a coach/observer perspective. don’t use numbers or statistics to make a point, but rather describe in detail as if you were teaching to your own players