Gophers to face St. John’s next season in Gavitt Tipoff Games

The Minnesota Gophers will face the St. John's Red Storm next season in the Gavitt Tipoff Games.

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The Minnesota Gophers and the rest of the Big Ten will take on the Big East in the second edition of the Gavitt Tipoff Games next season as part of a partnership between the two conferences that will run through 2022.

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Named for Big East founder Dave Gavitt, the series kicks off on the first weekend of the college basketball season, Monday, Nov. 14 at Omaha, Nebraska’s CenturyLink Center, featuring a matchup between Villanova and Purdue, before the Gophers take on St. John’s at Williams Arena to close out the series on Nov. 18.

The meeting is the first between the Gophers and the Red Storm since 2014, when Minnesota fell 70-61 in the NIT Season Tip-Off, and just their second meeting all-time.

The full Gavitt Tipoff Games schedule

Monday, Nov. 14

Villanova at Purdue

Tuesday, Nov. 15

Maryland at Georgetown

Wisconsin at Creighton

Wednesday, Nov. 16

Northwestern at Butler

Thursday, Nov. 17

Seton Hall at Iowa

Providence at Ohio State

Rutgers at DePaul

Friday, Nov. 18

St. John’s at Minnesota