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Jimmy V Classic Tickets
Event: Jimmy V Classic
Sport: NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball
Location: New York City
Arena: Madison Square Garden
Jimmy V Classic TicketsThe Jimmy V Classic is an annual basketball event with a noble purpose. Named after head coach Jimmy Valvano, who won a national championship in 1983 with the North Carolina State Wolfpack, the event is designed to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Jimmy Valvano is remembered fondly for his moving speech at the 1993 ESPY Awards about his struggle with cancer, which he delivered shortly before his death. The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in his honor. It has since raised more than $170 million in research grants. The Jimmy V Classic is an integral part of the annual V Week for Cancer Research, which leverages the power of the ESPN Networks to encourage audiences to donate for cancer research. The event was first held in 1995 at the Meadowlands Arena (the former home of the New Jersey Nets) in East Rutherford, N.J. In 2003, it changed venues to the famous Madison Square Garden in New York City. If you are interested in attending the event, then you can purchase Jimmy V Classic tickets at StubHub, a leading source for live events.
What is the format of the Jimmy V Classic?The Jimmy V Classic is a four-team doubleheader between major basketball programs from across the country. The two games are held back-to-back on a single night. The Jimmy V Classic is not a tournament or a round-robin contest, so there is no official winner at the end. However, it does give teams a chance to polish up their early season resumes for potential bids to the NCAA Tournament. Plus, fans have an opportunity to see top teams from different conferences that may not necessarily play each other frequently.
Who is playing in the latest year of the Jimmy V Classic?The 2019 Jimmy V Classic takes place on December 10th. In the first game of the doubleheader, the Texas Tech Red Raiders from the Big 12 match up against the Louisville Cardinals from the Atlantic Coast Conference at 7:00 p.m. In the second game, the Indiana Hoosiers from the Big Ten play against the UConn Huskies from the American Athletic Conference at 9:00 p.m. In the preseason AP poll, Louisville and Texas Tech were ranked No. 5 and No. 13, respectively. Indiana and UConn did not enter the season as ranked teams. The results of the game count toward the teams' regular season records.
Does the Jimmy V Classic feature any women’s basketball games?The Jimmy V Classic began hosting women’s basketball games in 2002. The women’s event was originally a doubleheader like the men’s side, but it was eventually changed to a single game, typically featuring UConn, that takes place in various college venues or convention centers throughout the country. Keep an eye on StubHub for more information about future women’s basketball games at the Jimmy V Classic.
How big is Madison Square Garden?Madison Square Garden is the official home of the New York Knicks of the NBA. Located in Midtown Manhattan, the venue has a seating capacity of almost 20,000 for basketball games. Apart from standard seating, the arena also features courtside seats, club seating, lounges and suites. Both assistive listening devices and ADA services are available for guests with disabilities.
What are the results from the previous Jimmy V Classic?In the opening game of the 2018 Jimmy V Classic, the Oklahoma Sooners beat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish by a score of 85-80. Sooner player Christian James dropped a double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds. In the second game, the Florida Gators beat the West Virginia Mountaineers by a score of 66-56. Guard KeVaughn Allen led all scorers with 19 points in the victory.
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