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Jimmy V Classic 2023 Teams And Schedule

By Abhay Acharya / 27 November 2023 02:35 AM

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Jimmy V Classic 2023 teams are the North Carolina, UConn, Florida Atlantic, and Illinois in the men's division. The Women's Classic comprises of 5 teams.

The Jimmy V Classic is an annual basketball event arranged by ESPN Events to raise awareness and money for the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

The 2023 Jimmy V Classic marks the event's 29th year. The men's classic was inaugurated at the Meadowlands Arena in 1995.

Last year's V Classic champions were the Illinois Fighting Illini and the Duke Blue Devils men's basketball teams. The Blue Devils have the most of four Jimmy V Classic titles among all NCAA Division I teams.

Named after Jim Valvano, the legendary college basketball coach, the V Classic raised about $14.4 million in 2022 for the V Foundation.

The Women's Classic debut was made in 2002 at Reynolds Coliseum in North Carolina.

Jimmy V Men's Classic Teams

The names of the men's college basketball teams participating in the 2023 Jimmy V Classic are listed below.

  • North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball
  • UConn Huskies men's basketball
  • Florida Atlantic Owls men's basketball
  • Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball

The Tar Heels are the University of North Carolina's college basketball team at Chapel Hill. The team plays in the NCAA's Atlantic Coast Conference.

The team competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), representing the University, and has secured six championship trophies throughout history.

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The Tar Heels' six NCAA trophies in 1957, 1982, 1993, 2005, 2009, and 2017 are the third-most all-time in the league's history. UCLA and Kentucky are the first and second, respectively.

NC have appeared in the Jimmy V Classic event twice, in 1996 and 1999, winning the trophy during their first appearance against the UMass Minuteman men's basketball program.

The UConn Huskies team is a program in Storrs, Connecticut, representing the University of Connecticut in the NCAA's Big East Conference.

The Huskies rank the fourth-most all-time team to have won the NCAA championship, with five wins in 1999, 2004, 2011, 2014, and 2013. The team is in a tie with Indiana and Duke.

The team has made four appearances in the Jimmy V Classic in 2012, 2015, 2017, and 2019 but is yet to win a matchup.

The Florida Atlantic Owls team competes in the NCAA Division I college basketball's American Athletic Conference, representing Florida Atlantic University.

The Atlantic Owls play the home games in the Eleanor R. Baldwin Arena's Abessinio Court on the Boca Raton, Florida campus.

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The team has appeared in the NCAA tournament twice, in 2002 and 2023, qualifying for the Final Four for the first time in the 2023 NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament.

The Illinois Fighting Illini is the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's college basketball team at Champaign, Illinois. 

The team represents the University in the NCAA Division I college basketball as a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Fighting Illini play the home games at the State Farm Center in Champaign.

The program has appeared in the Jimmy V Classic four times in 2003, 2014, 2020, and 2022, winning its first Classic against the Texas Longhorns men's basketball last year.

The Fighting Illini have qualified in nine Elite Eights and five Final Fours and won 18 Conference Championships in their 32 NCAA appearance history.

Jimmy V Women's Classic Teams

The list of women's basketball teams competing in the 2023 Jimmy V Classic is shown below.

  • South Carolina Gamecocks women's basketball
  • Duke Blue Devils women's basketball
  • UConn Huskies women's basketball
  • Texas Longhorns women's basketball
  • Ohio State Buckeyes women's basketball
  • Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball

The South Carolina Gamecocks women's basketball program is a college basketball team that competes in the NCAA's Southeastern Conference.

The club represents the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina, and is among the top programs in the county, with two NCAA Championship wins in 2017 and 2022.

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Besides the NCAA Championship, the team has secured seven SEC tournament trophies, with the 2023 SEC basketball tournament being the latest.

The Gamecocks have appeared in the Jimmy V Classic two times, winning their most recent appearance in 2021 against the Maryland Terrapins.

The Duke Blue Devils women's basketball team competes in the NCAA Division I college basketball's Atlantic Coast Conference, representing Duke University in Durham.

The Blue Devils have made five appearances in the V Classic, winning the first four in 2002, 2003, 2006, and 2010 since the inauguration of the women's classic in 2002.

The UConn Huskies is the nation's most successful women's basketball program, with 11 NCAA Championship titles and 14 back-to-back Final Four appearances from 2008 to 2022.

The Huskies have made it into the Jimmy V Classic 13 times, winning nine consecutive titles from 2011 to 2019. The club lost to Notre Dame during the 2022 V Classic matchup.

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The Texas Longhorns women's basketball team contends in the NCAA Division I intercollegiate women's basketball competition as the Big 12 Conference member.

The Longhorns represent the University of Texas in the league and are based in Austin, Texas. Having appeared in the V Classic four times, the team won the trophy once in 2003 against the NC State Wolfpack Women's basketball.

The Ohio State Buckeyes women's basketball program plays the home games in the Value City Arena, representing Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

Competing in the Big Ten Conference of the NCAA Division I, the Buckeyes have won the most Conference Championships with fourteen titles in history.

The Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball team competes in the NCAA women's basketball competition as a member of the Southeastern Conference.

Also known as the Lady Vols, the team represents the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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The Volunteers have won eight NCAA Championship and has been a national title contender since the NCAA authorized women's sports in the 1981-82 season.

Jimmy V Classic Schedule And Tickets

The Jimmy V Classic matchup for 2023 is scheduled for December 3 and December 5. The Women's Classic will feature a tripleheader for the first time.

The schedule for the 2023 Women's Classic is shown below.

December 3, Sunday

  • South Carolina Gamecocks at Duke Blue Devils at 1 p.m. ET on ABC
  • UConn Huskies at Texas Long Longhorns at 3 p.m. ET on ABC
  • Ohio State Buckeyes at Tennesse Lady Volunteers at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN

The 2023 Jimmy V Women's Classic is scheduled for December 3, featuring the first-ever tripleheader of women's college basketball games.

The 2022 Women's Classic featured a doubleheader, incorporating UConn at Notre Dame and Virginia Tech at Tennessee on December 4. The matchup was broadcast on ESPN.

The present Women's Classic is set to be broadcast on ABC and ESPN, featuring matchups between six elite programs of the nation on Sunday, December 3, at campus sites.

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The schedule for the 2023 Men's Classic is shown below.

December 5, Tuesday

  • Florida Atlantic Owls vs Illinois Fighting Illini at 6:30 p.m. ET
  • North Carolina Tar Heels vs. UConn Huskies at 9 p.m. ET

The 2023 Jimmy V Men's Classic doubleheader is scheduled at Madison Square Garden on a Tuesday night. ESPN will exclusively broadcast the matchups at respective times.

The matchup will feature a rivalry between UConn and UNC for the first time since 2005. The Huskies will make their fifth appearance in the Classic to fend off their national title this season.

For the 2023-24 season, ESPN has slotted three of the four partaking teams in their Way-Too-Early Top 25 rankings, with Huskies and Owls in the top 10 and Tar Heels at No. 15.

The Jimmy V Classic 2023 tickets are on sale on a first-come, first-served basis on Ticketmaster. You can get the tickets to the game at the lowest of about $77.14, including the service fee.

The Owls and Tar Heels will be visiting teams, while the Fighting Illini and Huskies will be the home teams at the arena.

While the Women's Classic is scheduled at campus sites, tickets to the Men's Classic events are only on sale.

Where Is The Jimmy V Classic?

The 2023 Jimmy V Classic will be held at Maddison Square Garden in New York. The arena is home to the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association.

Originally referred to as Madison Square Garden Center, it's an indoor multi-purpose arena that became operational in 1968 in Midtown Manhattan, New York.

The Jimmy V Classic MSG will be hosting the event for the 20th time in December. Before the Garden, the matchups were held at Meadowlands Arena in New Jersey from 1995 to 2002.

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Since 2003, the V Classic has been held at MSG, except for the 2020 event, which was hosted at Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Gainbridge Fieldhouse since 2021) in Indianapolis due to Corona.

Besides the NBA's Knicks, the arena is home to the NHL's New York Ranger and served as a home to the WNBA's New York Liberty from 1997 to 2017.

The oldest NBA arena, the Garden, hosts professional basketball, MMA, concerts, professional ice hockey, pro wrestling, circuses, and other events besides college basketball.

The Garden hosted the NBA All-Star Games in 1998 and 2015, alongside the NHL All-Star and WNBA All-Star Games, and is scheduled to host the 2023 Jimmy V Classic on December 5.