Jimmy V Men’s Classic

Jimmy V Men’s Classic

​The Men’s Jimmy V Classic presented by Corona is a men’s doubleheader held at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden. It showcases top college basketball programs and concludes Jimmy V Week, a week long initiative across multiple ESPN platforms featuring special content to help raise funds for cancer research.

The 2014 games tipped off on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. ET with Villanova beating Illinois, followed by a thrilling Louisville-Indiana matchup at 9 p.m. Both games aired on ESPN.

Key Metrics » Attendance

Year Location Attendance
2014 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 12,068
2013 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 8,062
2012 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 11,840

Key Metrics » Tv Ratings

Network Time (ET) Teams U.S. HH Rating HH
ESPN 7:00 PM Villanova v. Illinois 0.63 734,486
ESPN 9:00 PM Indiana v. Louisville 0.94 1,099,904

2014 Schedule

Game Date Network Time (ET) Winner Team 2 Score
1 12/9/2014 ESPN 7:00 PM Villanova Illinois 73-59
2 12/9/2014 ESPN 9:00 PM Louisville Indiana 94-74

Jimmy V Men’s Classic History