WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University's men's basketball team will play at Illinois on Tuesday, November 13 as part of the fourth annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, as announced by the BIG EAST and Big Ten Conferences today. Game times will be announced at a later date and games will be televised on FS1 or BTN.
This will be the sixth time the Hoyas and Fighting Illini meet. The two teams last met in Champaign, Illinois in the 2005-06 season, with Illinois winning 58-48. Illinois leads the series 4-1.
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 Conference and basketball visionary.
"Georgetown is proud to be a part of the Gavitt Tipoff games," said Head Coach Patrick Ewing. "Mr. Gavitt was a great man who helped make the BIG EAST what it is today."
The 2018 Gavitt Tipoff Games Schedule
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
Scheduled through 2022, 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. Teams from both conferences already meet in some traditional rivalry games, and those matchups will continue in the upcoming seasons.