The two early-season events showcase top college basketball programs on ESPN and will conclude Jimmy V Week, a week-long initiative across multiple ESPN platforms and programs featuring special content to help raise funds for cancer research.
Men’s Jimmy V Classic
The 2019 doubleheader will be played on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden with UConn squaring off against Indiana and Louisville facing Texas Tech.
Women’s Jimmy V Classic
The 2019 matchup will be announced at a later date.
The V Foundation
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 funded more than $150 million in cancer research grants nationwide. It awards 100 percent of all direct cash donations to cancer research and related programs. Due to generous donors, the Foundation has an endowment that covers administrative expenses. The Foundation awards peer-reviewed grants through a competitive awards process vetted by a Scientific Advisory Committee. For more information on The V Foundation, please visit www.jimmyv.org.