Ohio State to Host Villanova for 2019 Gavitt Games

By Kevin Harrish on May 28, 2019 at 4:11 pm
Villanova is coming to town.

Ohio State's non-conference slate just got a little more loaded.

The Buckeyes will host Villanova on Nov. 13 as part of the 2019 Gavitt Games, serving as an early-season test for Ohio State.

The news was first reported by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports on Tuesday.

The Gavitt Games are an annual early-season showdown between the Big Ten and the Big East. Each year, eight games are played on teams' home courts, with each conference hosting four games.

Villanova is a perennial college basketball powerhouse that's won two national titles in the past four years and made the NCAA Tournament each of the past 14 years.

This adds another premier matchup to an already loaded non-conference slate that features a home game against Cincinnati, a contest against West Virginia in Cleveland, a matchup with Kentucky in Las Vegas, and a yet-to-be-announced ACC opponent.

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