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Villanova Wildcats hosting Michigan Wolverines in 2018 Gavitt Games is exciting

After a challenging start the 2001-02 Hoosiers would go on a special run After a challenging start the 2001-02 Hoosiers would go on a special run
Noah Ferguson | 16 May, 2018, 19:35

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

Villanova and MI are expected to meet in the Gavitt Games in November in a rematch of the national title game won 79-62 by the Wildcats last month.

The Gavitt Tipoff Games schedule begins on Tuesday, Nov. 13, with Georgetown playing at IL and Wisconsin traveling to Xavier.

The rematch of this year's NCAA Final Four men's championship highlights the Gavitt Tipoff Games, named for Hall of Famer and Big East founder Dave Gavitt. Start time and television information will be announced at a later date. However, the Big Ten has a similar problem with the exclusions of schools such as Michigan State and Maryland, both of whom should be top-25 teams.

Seton Hall is coming off a third consecutive 20-win season and NCAA Tournament appearance and will return one starter from this past season, 2018 Big East Most Improved Player Myles Powell.

Ohio State will play at Creighton and Penn State will face DePaul in Chicago on November 15, while the final game will see St. John's play at Rutgers on November 16. All games will be televised on FS1 or the Big Ten Network. Each BIG EAST team will participate a minimum of six times, while Big Ten programs will take part a minimum of four times.

Played in honor of David Gavitt, the first commissioner of the Big East, this event is entering its fourth season. 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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