Connecticut, Maryland to Participate in 2012 Jimmy V Women's Classic

BRISTOL, Conn. - ESPN, in conjunction with The V Foundation for Cancer Research, announces that the University of Connecticut and University of Maryland will be the 2012 participants in the Jimmy V Women's Classic, to be held Monday, Dec. 3 and televised on ESPN2. The 11th annual game will take place at one of UConn's two playing facilities - the XL Center in Hartford or Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. The event will fall on the night before the men's Jimmy V Classic from Madison Square Garden in New York City.
 
The game will mark the first time these two storied programs hit the court against each other. The Huskies will be making their fifth appearance in the Jimmy V Women's Classic, while the Terrapins will appear for the second time, and first since 2007. The BIG EAST will be placing its eighth team in the annual event, while the ACC secures its 11th program.
 
The V Foundation
 
The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State basketball coach and ESPN commentator. Since 1993, The Foundation has raised more than $100 million to fund cancer research grants nationwide. It awards 100 percent of all direct cash donations and net proceeds of events directly to cancer research and related programs. Administrative and fundraising expenses are paid by the Foundation's endowment. The Foundation awards grants through a competitive awards process strictly supervised by a Scientific Advisory Board. For more information on The V Foundation or to make a donation, please visit
www.jimmyv.org.