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NC State, UConn, Texas, Georgetown in Jimmy V


NEW YORK (AP) - North Carolina State will play in the Jimmy V Classic that honors the Wolfpack's former coach.

N.C. State will face Connecticut and Texas will take on Georgetown in the doubleheader at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 4. It is the second time the Wolfpack will play in the event, which benefits the V Foundation for Cancer Research founded by Jim Valvano and ESPN.

Valvano led N.C. State to the 1983 national championship and died from cancer in 1993. The Wolfpack also played in the event in 2002, losing to Gonzaga 69-60.

N.C. State returns its top four scorers from a team that made a surprise run to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.

Connecticut hosts Maryland on Dec. 3 in the women's Jimmy V Classic.

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