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Wisconsin basketball to play Xavier in 2018 Gavitt Games

16 May 2018, 06:06 | Charlene Valdez

Ohio State and coach Chris Holtmann will play at Creighton this season as part of the Gavitt Games

Ohio State and coach Chris Holtmann will play at Creighton this season as part of the Gavitt Games

CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein reported the teams will play in Philadelphia in the event featuring non-league games between teams from the Big East and Big Ten. Palmer was fifth in the Big Ten in scoring at 17.2 points per game while adding 4.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game for the Big Red.

The headliner is the rematch of Villanova's 79-62 NCAA championship game victory over MI.

The game is part of the annual series featuring teams from the Big Ten and Big East, it's set for November 13 at State Farm Center. Since its debut in 2015-16, there have been three ties in as many years.

Georgetown went 15-15 last season with a 5-13 record in Big East play during former Hoyas great and NBA All-Star Patrick Ewing's first season as coach.


Villanova and MI, the schools that battled for the national championship in San Antonio, Texas, will meet again on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Villanova. Wisconsin and Xavier met in last year's Gavitt Games when the Musketeers defeated the Badgers on the road.

Nebraska will host the Pirates on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Scheduled through 2022, the Gavitt Tipoff Games will be played on consecutive days early in the college basketball season. Each edition consists of eight games with a couple of teams from both conferences sitting out.

As part of the series, Ohio State and the other teams in the Big Ten will participate at least four times in an eight-year period. Gavitt had a profound and lasting influence on the sport of basketball on the collegiate, professional and Olympic levels and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.



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