Creighton to Host Ohio State in 2018 Gavitt Games on Nov. 15

By James Grega on May 15, 2018 at 4:09 pm
Ohio State basketball

Ohio State's 2018-19 schedule now has a second premier road game. 

The Buckeyes are set to travel to Creighton on Nov. 15 to take on the Bluejays as part of the 2018 Gavitt Games, as first reported by Jon Rothstein. A tip time has not yet been set, and the game will air on either Fox Sports 1 or the Big Ten Network. 

 The Gavitt Games are an annual eight-game series between Big Ten and Big East programs, a non-conference tradition that started in 2015 and will be played annually through at least 2022. Ohio State has played in the Gavitt Games once before, defeating Providence, 72-67, in 2016. The two conferences have split the series 4-4 in each of the first three seasons. 

Last season, the Bluejays finished with a 21-12 overall record, which included a first-round exit in the NCAA Tournament at the hands of Kansas State. 

The other seven games in the 2018 series can be seen below. 

  • Michigan at Villanova
  • Wisconsin at Xavier
  • Georgetown at Illinois
  • St. John’s at Rutgers
  • Seton Hall at Nebraska 
  • Marquette at Indiana
  • Penn State at DePaul

The game is the second true road game on Ohio State's upcoming schedule, joining the season opener against Cincinnati on Nov. 7. The Buckeyes' other non-conference games to date are set to feature matchups against UCLA in the CBS Sports Classic and a home game against Bucknell, also according to Rothstein. 

Ohio State will also participate in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge in 2018, which will likely come on the road as the Buckeyes hosted Clemson last season. 

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