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Wisconsin basketball to play Xavier in 2018 Gavitt Games

Nebraska to face Seton Hall in 2018 Gavitt Games Creighton will host Ohio State Ohio State basketball traveling to Creighton as part of 2018-19 Gavitt Games
Rita Gibson | 16 May, 2018, 18:05

Game times will be announced at a later date. All games will be televised on FS1 or the Big Ten Network.

The eight-game schedule is set for November 13-16.

The Nittany Lions will head to Chicago to take on DePaul on Thursday, Nov. 15 as part of the Gavitt Tipoff Games, which will take place on four consecutive days starting on Nov. 13.

The Wildcats defeated the Wolverines, 79-62, at the Alamodome in San Antonio to win the national championship for the second time in three years. Junior guard Myles Powell paces the Pirates, as he averaged 15.5 points and 2.8 assists per game to help coach Kevin Willard reach the NCAA Tournament for the third straight year.

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The teams will have significantly different looks after they met in the NCAA Tournament title game. In two additional Wednesday contests, Seton Hall travels to Nebraska and Marquette plays at Indiana. Those nine won at least 20 games last season.

Xavier beat the Badgers, 80-70, in the 2017 Gavitt Games in Madison. The series will span eight years, with games played at home sites.

The Gavitt Tipoff Games concludes with St. John's playing at Rutgers on Friday, Nov. 16. Big Ten matchups announced Tuesday.

Since Villanova (Big East) and Michigan (Big Ten) happen to play in each of these conferences, this announcement nearly seemed too good to be true for college basketball fans, no matter which team they happen to root for. Each edition consists of eight games with a couple of teams from both conferences sitting out. Gavitt passed away in 2011 and was named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.

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