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Report: Indiana to Host Marquette in the 2018 Gavitt Games

Based on multiple reports, Indiana will host Marquette on November 14th in the first week of the 2018-19 basketball season.  The contest will be part of the Gavitt Tipoff Games, which is an annual eight game series played between the Big Ten Conference and the Big East Conference to tip-off the college basketball season.

The series is named in honor of the late Dave Gavitt, former athletic director at Providence College and the first commissioner of the Big East Conference.

Marquette is led by head coach Steve Wojciechowski, who will be entering his 5th season at the helm of the Golden Eagles.  The former Duke star has a 73-58 record during his time at Marquette.

Marquette finished 21-13 last year and reached the NIT quarterfinals.

Indiana owns a 7-2 all-time series lead over the Golden Eagles.  The teams last met in 2001 when they played in the Great Alaska Shootout in Anchorage.  That matchup featured former Indiana coach Tom Crean leading the Marquette program and a Hoosier team bound for the national championship game.

Marquette won the game 50-49 as Dwyane Wade scored 21 points and hit the game winning basket.

You can see the updated Indiana 2018-19 schedule here.

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