No. 1 UConn at No. 2 Duke l Jimmy V Classic
Tuesday, Dec. 17 l 7 p.m.
Durham, N.C. l Cameron Indoor Stadium
DURHAM, N.C. – Cameron Indoor Stadium will be the site of a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown Tuesday, Dec. 17 as second-ranked Duke (10-0) hosts top-ranked Connecticut (10-0) for the Jimmy V Women’s Basketball Classic, which benefits the V Foundation for Cancer Research at 7 p.m., on ESPN2.
Calling the contest for ESPN2 will be Dave O’Brien (PXP), Doris Burke (Color) and Holly Rowe (Sideline). It will also be carried live on the Blue Devil IMG Sports Network on WDNC-AM 620 with Steve Barnes (PXP) and Morgan Patrick (Color) on the air.
The first 5,000 fans in attendance at the game will receive a free Santa Hat. Santa Claus will also be located in the Hall of Honor to take wish lists from Blue Devil fans.
Jimmy V Classic…
Duke will participate in the Jimmy V Classic for the fifth time in school history, while posting a 4-0 mark in those contests. The Blue Devils last hosted the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 6, 2010 as the Blue Devils downed seventh-ranked Texas A&M, 61-58.
Other Jimmy V Classic contests for Duke include -- Dec. 4, 2006 at Rutgers (85-45), Nov. 23, 2003 vs. Purdue in Raleigh, N.C. (93-63) and vs. Tennessee in Raleigh, N.C. (76-55).
To make a donation to The V Foundation, or for additional information about The Foundation, call 1-800-4JimmyV or visit www.jimmyv.org. The V Foundation proudly awards 100% of donations and net proceeds of events directly to cancer research.
A Look at Connecticut…
Connecticut enters the contest on Tuesday with a 10-0 record and ranked No. 1 nationally. Breanna Stewart (17.8 points, 7.1 rebounds), Bria Hartley (15.4 points, 4.1 rebounds), Stefanie Dolson (14.5 points, 10.0 rebounds), Moriah Jefferson (11.2 points, 2.6 rebounds) and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (10.5 points) have led the Huskies so far this season.
The Huskies are defeating opponents by a 39.8 clip and are hitting 52.4 percent of their field goals on the year.
Duke vs. the AAC …
Duke owns an all-time record of 20-13 against teams from the American Athletic Conference -- Cincinnati (0-1), Connecticut (3-9), Houston (2-0), Louisville (1-1), Rutgers (3-2), SMU (1-0), South Florida (3-0) and Temple (7-0).
Coach P owns an all-time record of 16-9 against teams from the AAC -- Cincinnati (2-0), Connecticut (1-8), Houston (3-0), Memphis (0-1), Rutgers (1-0), South Florida (3-0) and Temple (6-0).
Last Time We Met…
UConn turned a two-point halftime lead into a rout, playing a nearly flawless second half. Kelly Faris finished with 18 points, 12 rebounds and six assists in No. 3 Connecticut’s 79-49 victory over the fourth-ranked Blue Devils.