Illinois replaces Maryland in 2014 Jimmy V Classic

Illinois replaces Maryland in 2014 Jimmy V Classic
June 2, 2014, 2:45 pm
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(Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports)

The Maryland men’s basketball team will no longer be meeting Villanova in the 2014 Jimmy V Classic.

The game was to take place on Tuesday, Dec. 9 but the Terps have been replaced by Illinois due to scheduling issues.

Madison Square Garden will play host to the tournament and in addition to Villanova vs. Illinois, Indiana and Louisville will tip off in the nightcap.

Maryland will now be a part of the 2016 Jimmy V Classic.

“Illinois is a great addition to the 2014 Jimmy V Men’s Classic doubleheader,” said Nick Dawson, ESPN senior director, programming and acquisitions in a statement. “Their matchup against Villanova, followed by Indiana facing Louisville, gives the event two competitive games that will to drive tremendous awareness to The V Foundation and the mission to beat cancer.  We are also glad to have Maryland in the 2016 Jimmy V Classic.”