ESPN will conclude the 7th annual Jimmy V Week with the 2013 Jimmy V Classic on Tuesday, December 17. Connecticut and Duke will highlight the women's field while Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Florida, and Memphis will be up on the men's side. Below is the press release.
2013 Jimmy V Men’s and Women’s Basketball Classics Matchups
Jimmy V Men’s Basketball Classic
The men’s doubleheader, held at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden for the 11th consecutive year, will tip off at 7 p.m. ET with Cincinnati facing former conference foe Pittsburgh followed by Florida against Memphis at 9 p.m., both on ESPN.
Jimmy V Women’s Basketball Classic
The 2013 event will showcase defending national champion Connecticut at Duke on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. on ESPN2. The 12th annual women’s game will be played in Durham, N.C., at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Duke’s campus.
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