Indiana to Play in 15th Annual Jimmy V Classic
July 1, 2009
BRISTOL, Conn. - The Indiana University men's basketball team will face Pittsburgh in the second game of the 2009 Jimmy V Classic scheduled for 9 p.m., Tuesday December 8 in New York's Madison Square Garden. Butler will face Georgetown in the opening contest at 7 p.m., with both games set to air on ESPN. This is the 15th Annual Classic, with Indiana making its second appearance in the event (1999).
"My wife and I are contributors to the V Foundation and it is an honor for us to participate in the Jimmy V Classic," said IU Head Coach Tom Crean. "This is annually one of the premiere events in college basketball and it is always exciting to take a team to Madison Square Garden. We have great respect for the Pittsburgh program."
The two early-season college basketball events showcasing top programs on ESPN and ESPN2 will conclude the third annual Jimmy V Week, a week-long initiative across multiple ESPN platforms and programs featuring special content to help raise funds for cancer research December 2-8.
Tickets for the Jimmy V Men's Basketball Classic can be purchased through ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 212-307-7171, or in person at the Madison Square Garden Box Office later this summer.
15th Annual Jimmy V Men's Basketball Classic
Georgetown and Butler will make their Jimmy V Classic debut while Indiana and Pittsburgh each won their only other game in the event: Indiana 82-73 over North Carolina in 1999 and Pittsburgh 70-51 over Memphis in 2004.
Jimmy V Men's Basketball Classic Dinner October 14
The head coaches for all four Classic teams are expected to appear at the Jimmy V Basketball Classic Dinner Auction to be held Wednesday, Oct. 14 at New York's Chelsea Piers' PIER SIXTY, presented by ESPN, Madison Square Garden, and The V Foundation The dinner will kick off the 75th season of basketball at The Garden and celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Jimmy V Men's Basketball Classic and ESPN's 30th anniversary. Proceeds from the dinner and auction will benefit The V Foundation to fund cancer research. For additional information or to reserve tickets call The V Foundation at 1-800-4JimmyV or log on to www.jimmyv.org.
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