Wednesday, May 2, 2012

UConn Will Play NC State in Jimmy V Classic

UConn will make its first appearance in the Jimmy V Basketball Classic this year when it takes on North Carolina State on Dec. 4 at Madison Square Garden.

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.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Dave,

Is UConn still participating in the Carrier Classic or something similar next year?


May 2, 2012 at 8:52 PM 

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