Huskies to Face Notre Dame in Jimmy V Women’s Classic
June 12, 2018
STORRS, Conn. – The UConn women’s basketball team will take on Notre Dame in the 2018 Jimmy V Women’s Classic on Sunday, Dec. 2 at Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, Ind. The annual event, now in its 17th year, will be played at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN.
This will be the eighth straight year the Huskies have competed in the Jimmy V Classic and the 10th time overall.
“Being a part of the Jimmy V Classic is always very special,” head coach Geno Auriemma said. “For several years now, this game has become part of the ESPN college basketball landscape and to be associated with it says something about your program and how it is viewed nationally. More importantly, being a part of the Classic gives us the opportunity to teach this year’s group of players a little about Jimmy, what he stood for and how important the cause of curing cancer is. Playing in this game never gets old.”
The early-season event will be part of the 12th annual V Week for Cancer Research – the weeklong initiative across multiple ESPN platforms and programs featuring special content to help raise funds for cancer research. ESPN’s 2017 V Week for Cancer Research raised a record-setting $4.5 million for the V Foundation for Cancer Research. Over the past 11 years, V Week has raised $22.2 million for cancer research.
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates the Jimmy V Men’s and Women’s Classics. The men’s event will be played on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from NYC’s famed Madison Square Garden and feature Florida, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and West Virginia.
UConn is 36-12 all-time vs. Notre Dame. The Huskies are 8-2 in the Jimmy V Women’s Classic.
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