Watch the Gavitt Games college hoops showcase on FS1

College basketball is back, and the early-season sets of tipoff games always pit some of the nation's best programs against each other. Such is the case with this week's Gavitt Tipoff Games.

The Gavitt Games are a series of eight games spread out over a week, featuring teams from the Big East matching up against teams from the Big Ten. You can catch every game this year on FS1 or the Big Ten Network. Here is the schedule (all times Eastern):

Monday, Nov. 14

Villanova at Purdue, 7 p.m., BTN

Tuesday, Nov. 15

Maryland at Georgetown, 6:30 p.m., FS1

Wisconsin at Creighton, 8:30 p.m., FS1

Wednesday, Nov. 16

Northwestern at Butler, 7 p.m., FS1

Thursday, Nov. 17

Providence at Ohio State, 7 p.m., BTN

Rutgers at DePaul, 8:30 p.m., FS1

Seton Hall at Iowa, 9 p.m., BTN

Friday, Nov. 18

St. John's at Minnesota, 9 p.m., BTN

The games honor Dave Gavitt, a 2006 Basketball Hall of Fame inductee who spent most of his life dedicated to basketball in the Northeast. He played and coached at Dartmouth before moving to Providence, where he coached for 10 seasons. The Friars made the Final Four in 1973 under Gavitt's leadership. He was instrumental in the formation of the Big East Conference in 1979 and served as its first commissioner, until 1990. Gavitt died in 2011 at the age of 73.