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Northwestern to host Creighton in Gavitt Tipoff Games

This should be a fun matchup between two NCAA Tournament teams.

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Northwestern basketball will host Creighton on November 15 in the Big Ten-Big East Gavitt Tipoff Games, according to Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports.

The Bluejays, led by head coach Greg McDermott, went 25-10 last season (10-8 in the Big East) and qualified for the NCAA Tournament, losing to 11-seed Rhode Island in the first round. They have lost a lot this offseason, though; seniors Maurice Watson and Isaiah Zierden are gone and stud freshman Justin Patton is a likely first round pick.

Last season, Northwestern lost its Gavitt game to Butler on a buzzer-beating jumper from Kamar Baldwin. Creighton solidly handled Wisconsin in its game, winning by 12 at home.

The full schedule and list of matchups can be seen here. There are some intriguing games, including the first Illinois-DePaul matchup since 1957, Butler-Maryland, and Xavier-Wisconsin.

What do you think about this matchup? Can Northwestern get a big early resume-boosting win at Allstate Arena? Will you be there?


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