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Friday / December 2.
  • Big East, Big Ten matchups set for 2022 Gavitt Games

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    The BIG EAST and Big Ten Conferences have announced the matchups for the seventh Gavitt Tipoff Games, with eight men’s basketball contests set for Nov. 14-18, 2022. Game times and television network assignments will be announced at a later date.  All games will be televised on FS1 or BTN. 

    The Gavitt Tipoff Games is a unique early-season series played between the two conferences and named in honor of Hall of Famer Dave Gavitt, founder of the BIG EAST and basketball visionary. The annual series, which is played on school home courts, features games between some area opponents as well as some attractive intersectional matchups.

    The Gavitt Tipoff Games schedule begins on Monday, Nov. 14, with Butler at Penn State and DePaul at Minnesota.       

    On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the schedule includes Marquette at Purdue and Northwestern at Georgetown.      

    The slate for Wednesday, Nov. 16, has one contest, Iowa at Seton Hall.

    On Thursday, Nov. 17, St. John’s hosts Nebraska.          

    The Gavitt Tipoff Games conclude on Friday, Nov. 18, with Indiana at Xavier and Villanova at Michigan State.    

    The 2022 Gavitt Tipoff Games Schedule

    Monday, Nov. 14

    Butler at Penn State

    DePaul at Minnesota

    Tuesday, Nov. 15

    Marquette at Purdue

    Northwestern at Georgetown

    Wednesday, Nov. 16

    Iowa at Seton Hall 

    Thursday, Nov. 17

    Nebraska at St. John’s

    Friday, November 18

    Indiana at Xavier

    Villanova at Michigan State

    The Gavitt Tipoff Games will be played on consecutive days early in the college basketball season. The series will span eight years, with games played at home sites. Each BIG EAST team will participate a minimum of six times, while Big Ten programs will take part a minimum of four times.

    The distinctive series between the two conferences is named to honor the late Gavitt, who had a profound and lasting influence on the sport of basketball at the collegiate, professional and Olympic levels. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.

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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.