2017 Gavitt Tipoff Games Central
Nov. 9, 2017

The Gavitt Tipoff 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 and will span eight total years with games being played at home sites. The Gavitt Tipoff Games are played annually in the first full week of the basketball season.

Dave Gavitt believed that the college basketball season needed a high profile event to start the year. He had a profound and lasting influence on the sport of basketball on the collegiate, professional and Olympic levels. Gavitt was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.

First and foremost, Dave Gavitt was a coach and he always believed in the role of a coach as a teacher and mentor for young people. He began his coaching career at Dartmouth, his alma mater, and then led Providence to eight straight postseason bids in 10 years and guided the Friars to the 1973 Final Four. Gavitt was chosen to coach the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team, which did not have the opportunity to participate because of a U.S. boycott of the Games.

DATE

GAME

TIME (ET)

TV

Monday, Nov. 13

Minnesota 86, Providence 74

6:30 p.m.

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Tuesday, Nov. 14

Purdue 86, Marquette 71

8:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, Nov. 15 

Seton Hall 84, Indiana 68

6:30 p.m.

RECAP

Maryland 79, Butler 65

8:30 p.m.

RECAP

Creighton 92, Northwestern 88

9:00 p.m.

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Thursday, Nov. 16 

St. John's 79, Nebraska 56

6:30 p.m.

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Xavier 80, Wisconsin 70

8:30 p.m.

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Friday, Nov. 17

Illinois 82, DePaul 73

8:30 p.m.

RECAP