Roundball chatter

Updated: May 13, 2014, 3:40 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

Each week, I write about the sport I love, college basketball:

•  Congrats to the Big East and Big Ten for setting up the Dave Gavitt Tipoff Games, which will help launch the 2015-16 season. It is great to see the two conferences doing battle with intriguing early matchups. There are fewer Cupcake City games early when leagues square off in a series of games like this. It has the potential to enhance rivalries like Georgetown-Maryland, Xavier-Ohio State and Butler-Indiana. ...

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