Butler MBB Hosts Minnesota Nov. 12 at Hinkle as part of 2019 Gavitt Tipoff Games

Butler will host Minnesota as part of the 2019 Gavitt Tipoff Games, as the BIG EAST and Big Ten Conferences announced the matchups for the fifth annual event Wednesday, May 29.

The Bulldogs and Golden Gophers will play Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The game will air nationally on either FS1 or BTN. The game time will be announced at a later date.

Minnesota went 22-14 a season ago, defeating Louisville in the opening round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament before falling to fellow Big Ten member Michigan State in the Round of 32.

Butler and Minnesota have met three times previously with the Golden Gophers taking wins each time. The teams last played in the 2009 76 Classic in Anaheim, Calif., with Minnesota winning that game, 82-73. The teams also played in 1971 and 1973.