Tickets for the University of Louisville’s men’s basketball game against Indiana in the 20th edition of the Jimmy V Classic presented by Corona, to be played at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Dec. 9 are now on sale. Illinois faces Villanova at 7 p.m. in the first game of the doubleheader.
Tickets, priced at $85 each, may be purchased through the UofL ticket office by calling 502-852-5151. The men’s doubleheader, televised on ESPN, has ticket prices range from $15-$275 available through the Madison Square Garden Box Office, Ticketmaster charge by phone at (866) 858-0008 and online at www.ticketmaster.com and www.thegarden.com.
In addition, tickets to the 13th annual Jimmy V Women’s Basketball Classic presented by Corona and featuring Connecticut at Notre Dame, will be available for purchase through Ticketmaster onThursday, Oct. 23.
Jimmy V Men’s Basketball Classic
The Illinois-Villanova series dates back to 1938 with the two teams meeting six total times, each winning three. Villanova has captured the last two meetings, most recently a 66-63 victory in the 1988 NCAA Championship quarterfinal round. Villanova will play in its third Jimmy V Classic, losing the previous two games: 67-58 to Texas in 2008 and 81-71 to Missouri in 2011. Illinois faced Providence in the 2003 Jimmy V Classic, falling 70-51.
In the second game of the evening, Louisville trails Indiana 10-6 in their previous meetings, but won the last matchup 95-76 in 2003. Indiana has won its previous two Jimmy V Classic games, defeating North Carolina 82-73 in 1999 and Pittsburgh 64-54 in 2009. Louisville, making its Atlantic Coast Conference debut next season, will play in its second Jimmy V Classic after falling to Arizona 72-65 in 2006.
Jimmy V Women’s Basketball Classic
The 2014 event will showcase a rematch of the 2014 National Championship, as defending national champion Connecticut takes on Notre Dame at 3:15 p.m. on ESPN. The 13th annual women’s game will be played in Norte Dame, Ind., at Purcell Pavilion. Tickets for the Jimmy V Women’s Basketball Classic will go on sale Thursday, Oct. 23 at http://www.und.com/tickets/nd-tickets.htmlor by calling (574) 631-7356. For additional information, please visit http://jimmyvclassic.com/.
Before the 2013-2014 season the Huskies and Fighting Irish have faced-off four times in each of the last three years when combining regular-season games with postseason contests, and on average played 2.3 times annually during the 18-year series. Connecticut leads the all-time series 31-11. To date, Connecticut has won nine NCAA Women’s National Championships including last year and Notre Dame captured the 2001 national title.
About The V Foundation for Cancer Research
The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State basketball coach and ESPN commentator. Since 1993, The Foundation has raised more than $130 million to fund cancer research grants nationwide. It awards 100 percent of all direct cash donations and net proceeds of events directly to cancer research and related programs. Administrative and fundraising expenses are paid by the Foundation’s endowment. The Foundation awards grants through a competitive awards process strictly supervised by a Scientific Advisory Committee. For more information on The V Foundation or to make a donation, please visit www.jimmyv.org.
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