Connecticut men, women to play in Jimmy V Classic

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- The University of Connecticut men's and women's basketball teams both have agreed to play in next season's Jimmy V Basketball Classic.

The UConn men will face North Carolina State on Dec. 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York. That will be the second game of a doubleheader that will also include a game between Texas and Georgetown.

The UConn women had previously committed to playing Maryland on Dec. 3 at either Gampel Pavilion or the XL Center in Hartford at 7 p.m.

This will be the first appearance for the UConn men and the fifth for the UConn women in the tournament, which benefits the V Foundation for Cancer Research. It is named for former North Carolina State basketball coach Jim Valvano, who died of cancer in 1993.