For just the second time, Ohio State basketball is set to take part in the Gavitt Games.
If this does end up being the case, that rematch in the 2018 Gavitt Games will be exciting for Villanova and MI since both teams will be looking to make early statements about being serious contenders.
Penn State and DePaul faced off inside the Bryce Jordan Center during the first annual Gavitt Tipoff Games in 2015 when the Nittany Lions came away with an 82-68 victory. The Hoyas are coached by former National Basketball Association standout Patrick Ewing.
According to reports, the Big East and Big Ten teams will be facing off against each other after they were drawn as opponents in the Gavitt Games.
All eight Gavitt Tipoff Games are televised nationally on either FS1 or BTN.
Played in honor of David Gavitt, the first commissioner of the Big East, this event is entering its fourth season. The three NIT squads are Marquette, Nebraska and Penn State. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. The contest in Chicago will be the Nittany Lions' first at DePaul since January 2, 1982, and the first in the Blue Demons' Wintrust Arena.
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.
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