Frequently Asked Questions


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What is the Jimmy V Classic?

The two early-season events that showcase top college basketball programs on ESPN 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.

The 2019 Men’s Jimmy V Classic will be played on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden. Louisville will face returning National Finalist Texas Tech while Indiana will square off against UConn.

The 2019 Women’s Jimmy V Classic matchup will feature a rematch of the 2019 National Semifinal with Notre Dame traveling to Storrs to take on UConn.

How do I get tickets to the Men’s Jimmy V Classic?

Tickets will go on sale October 2, available for purchase at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, by phone at (866) 858-0008 and on Ticketmaster. For more information visit our Ticket Page.

How do I get tickets to the Women’s Jimmy V Classic?

Tickets will be available through the host institution. Stay tuned for further information.

What is the The V Foundation, and what is its mission?

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.