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.
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.
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.