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Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions To Face DePaul In Gavitt Games

by on May 17, 2018 2:00 PM

Penn State basketball will play DePaul on Thursday, November 15 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago as part of the cross-conference meeting between the Big Ten and Big East in the Gavitt Tipoff Games.

Similar to the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, the series will be played on four-consecutive days in the first full week of the 2018 college basketball season beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

“Being back in the lineup for the Gavitt Tipoff Games is something we have been looking forward to,” said coach Patrick Chambers. “Dave Gavitt was an ambassador for the sport of basketball and it is fitting that we continue to honor his legacy in the spirit of competition and sportsmanship.”

The Gavitt Tipoff Games feature four home contests each for Big East and Big Ten institutions on an annual basis from through 2022. Television coverage of the Gavitt Tipoff Games will be provided by either FS1 or BTN.

The Nittany Lions and Blue Demons were paired in the inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games in 2015, with Penn State winning, 68-62, in the Bryce Jordan Center. DePaul holds a 6-1 advantage in a series dating back to 1938 with Penn State winning the most recent meeting in 2015.

The Blue Demons ended their 2017-18 season in the opening game of the Big East Tournament, posting an 11-20 overall record and 4-14 mark in league play.

A handful of other out of conference games have been rumored for Penn State this offseason including a road trip to face LaSalle, but none have been officially announced yet.

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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