UConn Will Play NC State in Jimmy V Classic
The Huskies-Wolfpack game will start at 9 p.m. and be preceded by Georgetown against Texas at 9 p.m. Both games are on ESPN.
UConn has already signed on to participate in the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands, and will host the University of Washington on Dec. 29.
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UConn is 2-2 all-time against NC State, beating it 81-74 on Dec. 5, 1992 in Raleigh and 77-74 on March 17, 2002 in an NCAA tournament second-round game. The Wolfpack beat the Huskies in their initial meeting on Feb. 16, 1991, 60-59 at Gampel, and ended UConn's season in 2005 in an NCAA tourney second-round game in Worcester, 65-62.
The 18th annual Jimmy V Classic raises money for the V Foundation for Cancer Research, which has raised more than $120 million to fund cancer research grants since 1995.
Tickets for the Jimmy V games will go on sale in the fall via Ticketmaster and the Madison Square Garden box office.