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Thursday / September 20.
  • Gavitt Tip-Off Games feature Villanova-Michigan NCAA championship game rematch

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    The 2018 Gavitt Tipoff Games will run Nov. 13-16 and will feature a rematch of the NCAA championship between Villanova and Michigan.

    Villanova won its second NCAA title in three years under head coach Jay Wright when it beat the Wolverines, 79-62, on April 2 in San Antonio.

    Outside of the Gavitt Games, Villanova will also play Kansas, the team it beat in the national semifinals before facing Michigan. The Jayhawks and Wildcats will play Dec. 15 at Allen Fieldhouse.

    The Gavitt Games is an annual series between the BIG EAST and Big Ten Conferences and named in honor of Dave Gavitt, founder of the BIG EAST and basketball visionary.  The series continues this season with games being played at home sites. The Gavitt Tipoff Games will annually be played in the first full week of the basketball season.

    Here is the official schedule for the 2018 Gavitt Games.

    Tuesday, Nov. 13

    Georgetown at Illinois

    Wisconsin at Xavier

     

    Wednesday, Nov. 14

    Michigan at Villanova 

    Seton Hall at Nebraska

    Marquette at Indiana

     

    Thursday, Nov. 15

    Ohio State at Creighton

    Penn State at DePaul

     

    Friday, Nov. 16

    St. John’s at Rutgers

     

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.