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Andy Wittry | NCAA.com | July 21, 2022

What is the Jimmy V Classic?

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Each December marks one of the most impactful days of the entire college basketball season. Four prominent college basketball's programs meet in a doubleheader at New York City's Madison Square Garden in the Jimmy V Classic.

The "why" behind the matchups will leave a lasting impact upon the lives of many.

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Inspired by former North Carolina State basketball coach and ESPN commentator Jim Valvano and his fight against cancer, the V Foundation for Cancer Research was created in 1993 and the Jimmy V Classic began in 1995. The 2021 season marked the 14th annual Jimmy V Week for Cancer Research, a weeklong ESPN initiative to raise money for cancer research, and the 27th all-time Jimmy V Classic.

Starting in 2002, the Women's Classic was added as part of Jimmy V Week, held at campus sites.

The V Week for Cancer Research in the 2018-19 season raised a record-$8.3 million for the V Foundation for Cancer Research, according to the ESPN Events website. That total marked an 83-percent increase from 2017.

Since 1993, the Foundation has raised more than $225 million in cancer research grants. To learn more about the V Foundation or to donate, you can visit www.jimmyv.org.

The 2022 matchups

The 2022 Jimmy V Classic will feature Duke vs. Iowa and Texas vs. Illinois on the men's side, both hosted at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, Dec. 6. The women's doubleheader is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 4, including UConn at Notre Dame and Virginia Tech at Tennessee.

Both Duke men and UConn women are coming off Final Four runs last season, and all eight programs appeared in their respective NCAA tournaments.

Jimmy V Classic results

The Jimmy V Men's Classic was introduced in 1995. Below are the year-by-year participants and results.

Jimmy V Classic men's results
YEAR TEAMS/SCORE HOST SITE
1995 Temple 74, Kansas 66 Meadowlands Arena (NJ)
1995 UMass 75, Georgia Tech 67 Meadowlands Arena (NJ)
1996 Cal 76, Penn State 63 Meadowlands Arena (NJ)
1996 North Carolina 83, UMass 69 Meadowlands Arena (NJ)
1997 Princeton 69, Wake Forest 64 Meadowlands Arena (NJ)
1997 Clemson 62, Seton Hall 59 Meadowlands Arena (NJ)
1998 Purdue 80, South Carolina 64 Meadowlands Arena (NJ)
1998 Duke 71, Kentucky 60 Meadowlands Arena (NJ)
1999 Indiana 82, North Carolina 73 Meadowlands Arena (NJ)
1999 Florida 85, Rutgers 65 Meadowlands Arena (NJ)
2000 Virginia 107, Tennessee 89 Meadowlands Arena (NJ)
2000 Michigan State 72, Seton Hall 57 Meadowlands Arena (NJ)
2001 Duke 95, Kentucky 92 Meadowlands Arena (NJ)
2001 Alabama 70, Temple 67 Meadowlands Arena (NJ)
2002 Gonzaga 69, NC State 60 Meadowlands Arena (NJ)
2002 Cincinnati 77, Oregon 52 Meadowlands Arena (NJ)
2003 Providence 70, Illinois 51 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2003 Arizona 91, Texas 83 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2004 Pittsburgh 70, Memphis 51 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2004 Oklahoma State 74, Syracuse 60 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2005 Saint Joseph's 70, Kansas 67 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2005 Michigan State 77, Boston College 70 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2006 Oklahoma State 72, Syracuse 68 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2006 Arizona 72, Arizona 65 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2007 Memphis 62, Southern Cal 58 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2007 Notre Dame 68, Kansas State 59 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2008 Davidson 68, West Virginia 65 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2008 Texas 67, Villanova 58 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2009 Indiana 74, Pittsburgh 64 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2009 Georgetown 72, Butler 65 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2010 Kansas 81, Memphis 68 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2010 Syracuse 72, Michigan State 58 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2011 Missouri 81, Villanova 71 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2011 Marquette 79, Washington 77 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2012 Georgetown 64, Texas 41 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2012 NC State 69, UConn 65 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2013 Cincinnati 44, Pittsburgh 43 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2013 Florida 77, Memphis 75 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2014 Villanova 73, Illinois 59  Madison Square Garden (NY)
2014 Louisville 94, Indiana 74 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2015 Virginia 70, West Virginia 54 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2015 Maryland 76, UConn 66 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2016 Purdue 97, Arizona State 64 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2016 Duke 84, Florida 74 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2017 Villanova 88, Gonzaga 72 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2017 Syracuse 72, UConn 63 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2018 Oklahoma 85, Notre Dame 80 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2018 Florida 66, Virginia Tech 56 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2019 Texas Tech 70, Louisville 57 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2019 Indiana 57, UConn 54 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2020 Gonzaga 87, West Virginia 82 Bankers Life Fieldhouse (IN)
2020 Baylor 82, Illinois 69 Bankers Life Fieldhouse (IN)
2021 Texas Tech 57, Tennessee 52 Madison Square Garden (NY)
2021 Villanova 67, Syracuse 53 Madison Square Garden (NY)

The Jimmy V Women's Classic was introduced in 2002. Below are the year-by-year participants and results.

Jimmy V Classic women's results
YEAR TEAMS/SCORE HOST SITE
2002 Duke 76, Tennessee 55 Reynolds Coliseum (NC)
2002 UConn 78, NC State 50 Reynolds Coliseum (NC)
2003 Texas 69, NC State 56 Reynolds Coliseum (NC)
2003 Duke 93, Purdue 63 Reynolds Coliseum (NC)
2004 North Carolina 71, UConn 65 Reynolds Coliseum (NC)
2004 Tennessee 64, NC State 54 Reynolds Coliseum (NC)
2005 North Carolina 77, UConn 54 Hartford Civic Center (CT)
2006 Duke 85, Rutgers 45 Louis Brown Athletic Center (NJ)
2007 Rutgers 68, Maryland 60 Louis Brown Athletic Center (NJ)
2008 Rutgers 45, Georgia 34 Louis Brown Athletic Center (NJ)
2009 Rutgers 51, Florida 38 Louis Brown Athletic Center (NJ)
2010 Duke 61, Texas A&M 58 Cameron Indoor Stadium (NC)
2011 UConn 81, Texas A&M 51 XL Center (CT)
2012 UConn 63, Maryland 48 XL Center (CT)
2013 UConn 83, Duke 61 Cameron Indoor Stadium (NC)
2014 UConn 76, Notre Dame 58 Edmund P. Joyce Center (IN)
2015 UConn 91, Notre Dame 81 Gampel Pavilion (CT)
2016 UConn 72, Texas 54 Mohegan Sun Arena (CT)
2017 UConn 80, Notre Dame 71 XL Center (CT)
2018 UConn 89, Notre Dame 71 Edmund P. Joyce Center (IN)
2019 UConn 81, Notre Dame 57 Gampel Pavilion (CT)
2020 NC State 54, South Carolina 46 Colonial Life Arena (SC)
2020 Louisville 116, DePaul 75 Mohegan Sun Arena (CT)
2021 Louisville 64, Kentucky 58 KFC Yum! Center (KY)
2021 South Carolina 66, Maryland 59 Colonial Life Arena (SC)
 
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