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Wednesday June 5, 2013Florida-Memphis Matchup Highlights Jimmy V Men's Basketball Classic Doubleheader

Gainesville, Fla.

The University of Florida men’s basketball team will meet the Memphis Tigers in New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, December 17 at 9 p.m. as a part of the Jimmy V Men’s Basketball Classic, ESPN announced on Wednesday, June 5. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN and will follow the Cincinnati-Pittsburgh matchup at 7 p.m.


This marks the second time in program history the Gators will face the Tigers. In 1976, UF defeated Memphis 84-83 on a neutral court. The Tigers are coming off a 31-5 campaign, in which they recorded a perfect 16-0 mark in Conference USA play. Next season, the Tigers will begin competing in the American Athletic Conference.


The two early-season games showcase some of the top collegiate basketball programs on ESPN and will conclude the seventh annual Jimmy V Week, a weeklong initiative across multiple EPN platforms featuring content to help raise funds for cancer research. In six years, Jimmy V Week has generated more than six millions dollars in total contributions for The V Foundation for Cancer Research.


Tickets for the Jimmy V Classic will go on sale at a later date this fall.  Tickets prices range from $15-$250 and will be available for purchase at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, Ticketmaster charge by phone at (866) 858-0008 and online at and For additional information, please visit


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