Jimmy V Classic to feature Jayhawks, Spartans

Updated: October 4, 2005, 8:33 PM ET
Associated Press

BRISTOL, Conn. -- Kansas will play Saint Joseph's and Michigan State will face Boston College in this year's Jimmy V Classic, it was announced Tuesday.

The 11th annual event, named in honor of Jim Valvano, the late North Carolina State coach, and benefiting The V Foundation for Cancer Research, will be held Dec. 6 at Madison Square Garden in New York and will be televised by ESPN.

This will be Kansas' first appearance in the Jimmy V Classic since the inaugural event when the Jayhawks lost 74-66 in overtime to Temple.

The fourth annual Jimmy V Women's Basketball Classic will be Dec. 5, in Hartford, Conn., and will have Connecticut playing North Carolina. The game will be televised on ESPN2.


Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press

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