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Matchups, schedule announced for first annual Big Ten-Big East Gavitt Tipoff Games


Mike Miller

The Big East and Big Ten made official the schedule for the inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games.

Here are the eight matchups and the dates that those games will be played:

Tuesday, Nov. 17:

Georgetown at Maryland
Nebraska at Villanova
DePaul at Penn State

Wednesday, Nov. 18:

Illinois at Providence

Thursday, Nov. 19:

Iowa at Marquette
Creighton at Indiana
Rutgers at St. John’s

Friday, Nov. 20:

Xavier at Michigan

Earlier on Wednesday, both Georgetown and Maryland announced that the two D.C. area schools would be renewing a rivalry that hasn’t been a part of either team’s schedule for 35 years. Named in the honor of former Big East commissioner Dave Gavitt, the series is set to be played during the first full week of the college basketball season every year in an effort to help drive interest in the sport earlier in the season.