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2018 Gavitt Game Pairings

Discussion in 'College Basketball Forum' started by ericd7633, May 15, 2018.

  1. ericd7633

    ericd7633 Well-Known Member

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    Villanova vs. Michigan
    Illinois vs. Georgetown
    Xavier vs. Wisconsin
    Rutgers vs St John's
    Penn State vs. DePaul
    Marquette vs. Indiana
    Creighton vs. Ohio State
    Seton Hall vs. Nebraska

    Rematch of the title game is nice but both teams will look dramatically different. Nothing else really stands out. Creighton and Ohio State lose significant pieces. As does Xavier. Marquette vs Indiana is certainly intriguing. That could end up being the most important game of the Gavitt Games. Both could be tournament teams, so it would be an opportunity to pick up a Q1 win. Also Michigan State has yet to participate in the Gavitt Games, meaning they'll be contractually obligated to play in the next 4.
     



  2. jontaejones

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    Not a great slate. Both leagues will also be down.

    Providence and Butler are out and they may be the 2nd and 3rd best teams in the Big East, and Sparty punks out as usual.

    I agree Marquette Indiana will be the most interesting game. I also feel like Nebraska is in this thing every year.

    Nova is also playing Kansas next year. Strange scheduling.
     
  3. ericd7633

    ericd7633 Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't help that MSU and MD aren't playing either. Those are probably the two best teams in the B1G next season. And Purdue isn't either and they should be a tournament team. Not the best slate of games for sure. Not sure why MSU hasn't played a game in this series yet? Doesn't make any sense.
     
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    Of course. Now we get IU. Wanted them when the tanned one was still there.

    Indiana is good at home. But will be nice to get them early. Hopefully Langford isn’t a freak immediately
     
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    This tournament looks like it should be very competetive!!! I hate watching a blowout game!