East Lansing, Mich. – Michigan State’s men’s basketball team will play at Seton Hall on Thursday, Nov. 14 as part of the 2019 Gavitt Tipoff Games, matchups between teams from the Big Ten Conference and the Big East Conference.
The Michigan State at Seton Hall game is one of eight to be held this year in the fifth edition of the Gavitt Games, named in honor of Dave Gavitt, the founder of the Big East Conference and a basketball visionary.
Scheduled through 2022, the Gavitt Tipoff Games will be played on consecutive days in the first full week of the college basketball season, starting on Monday, Nov. 11, when DePaul visits Iowa.
This will be the fourth all-time meeting between Michigan State and Seton Hall, with the Spartans leading the series, 3-0. MSU won the last meeting between the teams, a 68-64 decision on Dec. 22, 2001 at the Breslin Center. The lone meeting between the teams in New Jersey was a 72-57 MSU victory on Dec. 19, 2000 in the Jimmy V Classic. The teams first met on March 18, 1994, with MSU posting an 84-73 win in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in St. Petersburg, Fla.
MSU has an all-time record of 70-53 against teams that currently make up the Big East Conference.
Each BIG EAST team will participate a minimum of six times, while Big Ten programs will take part a minimum of four times. Teams from both conferences already meet in some traditional rivalry games, and those matchups will continue in the upcoming seasons
Television information will be announced at a later date, with games appearing on FS1 or BTN.
Gavitt Tipoff Games
Monday, November 11
DePaul at Iowa
Tuesday, November 12
Creighton at Michigan
Minnesota at Butler
Wednesday, November 13
Villanova at Ohio State
Purdue at Marquette
Providence at Northwestern
Thursday, November 14
Michigan State at Seton Hall
Penn State at Georgetown