Georgetown to Play Texas in 2012 Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden

May 2, 2012

WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's basketball team will be one of four schools to take part in the 2012 Jimmy V Classic, to be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The Hoyas will play Texas in the first game of the doubleheader, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., with a game between Connecticut and North Carolina State following. The announcement was made on Wednesday morning by ESPN, which sponsors the annual event for the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Georgetown is coming off a 2011-12 season that saw the team finish with a 24-9 overall record, make its third-straight NCAA Tournament and tie for fourth place in the BIG EAST Conference. The Hoyas have reached the NCAA Tournament in six of the last eight years and played in the postseason every season under Head Coach John Thompson III, including two NIT appearances. Georgetown, picked to finish in 10th place in the BIG EAST, posted a 12-6 league record on the way to earning a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament's Midwest Regional.

Texas finished the 2011-12 season with a 20-14 overall record and lost to Cincinnati in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

This will be only the second meeting all-time between the Hoyas and the Longhorns, who last met during the 1971-72 season, a 78-70 GU loss.

Georgetown played in the Jimmy V Classic during the 2009-10 season, beating eventual NCAA Tournament finalist Butler, 72-67. The Hoyas have a 5-3 record all-time against teams from the Big 12 Conference.

The doubleheader will mark the 18th annual Jimmy V Basketball Classic, which was begun in 1995 to raise money for the V Foundation for Cancer Research, which has raised more than $120 million to fund cancer research grants. The V Foundation was founded by the late Jim Valvano, former head coach at North Carolina State and ESPN basketball analyst, who fell victim to the disease in 1993.

 

 

This is the 10th consecutive season that the Classic has been played at Madison Square Garden.
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12:00 PM
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Capital One Arena

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Mount St. Marys
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November 18
12:00 PM
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November 25
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November 28
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12:30 PM
Syracuse
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CBS
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Alabama A&M
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December 27
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January 17
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