Wisconsin to host Xavier in November in Gavitt Games

   MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin will host Xavier on November 16 as part of the third annual Gavitt Games series matching Big Ten and Big East conference teams.

   The matchup was announced Wednesday. The Musketeers and Badgers will play for the first time since their memorable meeting in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Bronson Koenig hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to clinch seventh-seeded Wisconsin's 66-63 win over second-seeded Xavier in the second round.

   This will be the second straight year that Wisconsin will participate in the series named after Big East founder Dave Gavitt. The Badgers lost at Creighton last season.

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