2008 Jimmy V Classic Pairings Set

August 14th, 2008

Texas will face Villanova, and Davidson will face West Virginia in the 14th annual Jimmy V Men’s Basketball Classic on Tuesday, Dec. 9, ESPN and the V Foundation announced today. The Horns and Wildcats are scheduled to tipoff at 9 p.m. Eastern at Madison Square Garden, while Davidson and West Virginia is slated for a 7 p.m. tip.

Proceeds from the event benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research. The Foundation 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 $70 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. For more information on The V Foundation or to make a donation, please visit www.jimmyv.org.

Beginning later this month, tickets for the Jimmy V Men’s Basketball Classic can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 212-307-7171, or in person at the Madison Square Garden Box Office.

2008 Jimmy V Men’s Basketball Classic (Tuesday, Dec. 9)

Madison Square Garden (New York, N.Y.) – All times central

Game 1______________ Davidson vs. West Virginia_________________________________ 6 pm (ESPN)

Game 2______________ TEXAS vs. Villanova_____________________________________ 8 pm (ESPN)