Report: Michigan to host Creighton in 2019 Gavitt Games

James Hawkins
The Detroit News
Villanova's Saddiq Bey, left, fights for the control of the basketball with Michigan's Colin Castleton during last season's Gavitt Games matchup.

Michigan’s nonconference schedule for next season continues to take shape.

According to a report from CBS Sports college basketball reporter Jon Rothstein, Michigan will host Creighton as part of the 2019 Gavitt Tipoff Games.

The Wolverines are 2-0 all-time against the Bluejays, with the last meeting taking place in the 2009 Old Spice Classic. Creighton is coming off a 20-15 season where it tied for third in the Big East with a 9-9 mark and won two NIT games.

The Gavitt Games, an annual eight-game series between the Big Ten and Big East conferences, began in 2015 and are typically held in mid-November. Every Big Ten team is required to participate a minimum of four times.

Michigan is 1-1 in the Gavitt Games, losing at home to Xavier in the event’s inaugural year and pounding Villanova on the road last season.

The rest of the event’s matchups are Michigan State at Seton Hall, Villanova at Ohio State, Purdue at Marquette, Providence at Northwestern, Penn State at Georgetown, Minnesota at Butler and DePaul at Iowa. Tip-off dates and times as well as TV designations will be announced at a later date.

Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Nebraska, Rutgers and Wisconsin will not be participating from the Big Ten, while Xavier and St. John’s will be absent from the Big East.

Michigan will also reportedly host Oregon on Dec. 14 in the first leg of a home-and-home series and will be one of eight teams to participate in the 2019 Battle 4 Atlantis preseason tournament.

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