Game times will be announced at a later date.
The 2018 Gavitt Tipoff Games between the Big Ten and Big East to open the college basketball season have been announced with MI landing a big opponent, according to CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein.
It's hard to believe it was only last month in which the Villanova Wildcats claimed their second NCAA title in three seasons after a thrilling 79-62 win over the Michigan Wolverines.
The Illini are 1-1 in the Gavitt Tipoff Games, losing during the inaugural year at Providence and beating DePaul last season. The games are named after Dave Gavitt, the first commissioner of the Big East. Gavitt had a profound and lasting influence on the sport of basketball on the collegiate, professional and Olympic levels and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.
Pairings for the fourth annual Gavitt Tipoff Games were announced Tuesday afternoon.
The Golden Eagles finished last season 21-14 and lost to Penn State in the quarterfinals of the NIT. Nebraska and Seton Hall have never met in men's basketball.
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Then-freshman forward Justin Smith drives the ball during the Hoosiers' game against the Seton Hall Pirates on November 15 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Scheduled through 2022, the Gavitt Tipoff Games will be played on consecutive days early in the college basketball season. IL did not participate in the 2016-17 season, with Big Ten teams playing a minimum of four times in the eight-year series that runs through 2022.
The Gavitt Tipoff Games schedule begins on Tuesday, Nov. 13, with Georgetown playing at IL and Wisconsin traveling to Xavier.
The Gavitt Tipoff Games is named in honor of Hall of Famer Dave Gavitt, founder of the BIG EAST and basketball visionary.
As part of the series, Ohio State and the other teams in the Big Ten will participate at least four times in an eight-year period.
This will be IU's third confirmed non-conference game for next season along with a home game against Louisville on December 8 and a matchup with Butler in the Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on December 15.