West Virginia, Davidson, Texas and Villanova to play in tournament

Updated: August 13, 2008, 6:31 PM ET
Associated Press

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia and three other schools that made deep runs in the NCAA tournament will meet in the Jimmy V Classic doubleheader on Dec. 9 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The 14th annual event, announced Wednesday, is named in honor of the late North Carolina State coach Jim Valvano and benefits The V Foundation for Cancer Research.

West Virginia and Davidson will play at 7 p.m. EST. Texas will play Villanova at 9 p.m. Both games will be shown on ESPN.

Villanova and West Virginia were ousted in the regional semifinals and Texas and Davidson were regional finalists.

The seventh annual Jimmy V Women's Basketball Classic on Dec. 8 will pit Georgia at Rutgers at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.


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