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Sport UConn to face Notre Dame in Jimmy V Women's Classic

03:05  13 june  2018
03:05  13 june  2018 Source:   latimes.com

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No. 1 UConn comes back, knocks off No. 2 Notre Dame 80-71 at the Jimmy V Women ' s Classic . Let alone facing that deficit at home. Yet that’s where the top-ranked Huskies were Sunday against No. 2 Notre Dame .

Jimmy V women ' s classic . Notre Dame : The Irish host Michigan State in the ACC/Big Ten challenge on Wednesday. UConn : The Huskies head to Chicago to face DePaul on Friday.

Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma during a first-round game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament on March 17.© Jessica Hill/AP Photo Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma during a first-round game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament on March 17. HARTFORD, Conn. - UConn will play Notre Dame in the 2018 Jimmy V Women's Classic, it was announced Tuesday.

The Huskies and Fighting Irish will face off Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. at Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, Ind. The game is a rematch of the 2018 Final Four game when Notre Dame ended UConn's national title hopes, defeating the Huskies in overtime 91-89.

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UConn has participated in the event 10 times, and this will be its eighth consecutive appearance. The event is part of V Week for Cancer Research, which is a weeklong event that helps raise money for cancer research.

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It will be UConn 's sixth straight appearance in the Jimmy V Classic and ninth overall. The last two years, the Huskies faced Notre Dame . The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will be a first-time host of the 2016 Jimmy V Women ' s Classic .

UConn ’s Azura Stevens (23) goes up for two of her 17 points during the Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs UConn Huskies women ' s college basketball game in the Women ' s Jimmy V Classic at the XL Next, they head to Chicago to face the DePaul Blue Devils on Friday. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. on FS1.

"Being a part of the Jimmy V Classic is always very special," coach Geno Auriemma said in a statement. "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."

This will be the 12th annual V Week for Cancer Research. According to the release, the annual event has raised $22.2 million over the past 11 years.

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Mark Story: An 'all-Kentucky classic' would promote state's college hoops .
In a public appearance in Louisville this week, Western Kentucky men's basketball coach Rick Stansbury made a proposal for something new in Kentucky state's college hoops. "I wish we could come up with some kind of tournament," Stansbury said."I wish we could come up with some kind of tournament," Stansbury said. " ... We could get Kentucky, Louisville, (WKU) and another (in-state) school in a tournament somewhere. It'd be great for everybody.

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