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Irish Selected for Jimmy V Classic vs UConn

June 12, 2018

NOTRE DAME, Ind.  – For the fourth time in five years, the University of Notre Dame women’s basketball team will be showcased in the Jimmy V Classic presented by Corona against the University of Connecticut. The reigning national champions will host the Huskies inside Purcell Pavilion on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN.  The two sides have met every season since 1996.

“It’s an honor to be participating in the Jimmy V Classic,” Karen & Kevin Keyes Notre Dame Head Coach Muffet McGraw said. “In his famous speech, Jimmy V stated ‘Don’t give up, don’t ever give up,’ and I thought our young women lived by that mantra last season. We appreciate the opportunity to continue to spread Jimmy’s message in the ongoing fight against cancer.”

In Charlie Crème’s Way Too-Early Top-25 poll, the Irish sit at No. 1 for the 2018-19 season, while UConn checks in at No. 4. In last year’s Jimmy V Classic, Notre Dame led UConn heading into the fourth quarter, but the Huskies escaped with the 80-71 win in Hartford. However, Notre Dame earned revenge in the infamous 91-89 overtime buzzer-beating victory in the National Semifinal.

The Final Four win was the fourth NCAA Tournament victory against UConn in the program’s history, which more than doubles the next highest team. In fact, over the last 10 years, Notre Dame has defeated UConn eight times overall, while all other Division I teams have combined for just six wins.

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.

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Previous Jimmy V Women’s Classic Results




Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017

Hartford, Conn.

UConn 80, Notre Dame 71

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016

Uncasville, Conn.

UConn 72, Texas 54

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015

Storrs, Conn.

UConn 91, Notre Dame 81

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014           

South Bend, Ind.        

UConn 76, Notre Dame 58

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013           

Durham, N.C

UConn 83, Duke, 61

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012

Hartford, Conn.

UConn 63, Maryland 48

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011

Hartford, Conn.

UConn 81, Texas A&M 51

Monday, Dec. 6, 2010

Durham, N.C.

Duke 61, Texas A&M 58

Monday, Dec. 7, 2009

Piscataway, N.J.         

Rutgers 51, Florida 38

Monday, Dec. 8, 2008

Piscataway, N.J.         

Rutgers 45, Georgia 34

Monday, Dec. 3, 2007

Piscataway, N.J.         

Rutgers 68, Maryland 60

Monday, Dec. 4, 2006

Piscataway, N.J.         

Duke 85, Rutgers 45

Monday, Dec. 5, 2005

Hartford, Conn.

North Carolina 77, UConn 54

Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004

Raleigh, N.C.

North Carolina 71, UConn 65

Tennessee 64, NC State 54

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003

Raleigh, N.C.

Texas 69, NC State 56

Duke 93, Purdue 63

Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002

Raleigh, N.C.

Tennessee 55, Duke 76

UConn 78, NC State 50



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