Duke vs. UConn – Jimmy V Classic tickets available Friday

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network

DURHAM, N.C. – Tickets to the 2013 Jimmy V Women’s Basketball Classic, which will be hosted by the Duke Blue Devils women’s basketball team, will be available for purchase on Friday.

The nationally televised (ESPN2) contest will feature the defending NCAA Champion Connecticut Huskies tipping off against the Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Tues., Dec. 17 at 7:00 p.m.

The Huskies are coming off their program-record eighth NCAA National Championship after posting a 35-4 overall record.

Duke registered a 33-3 overall record in 2012-13, advanced to the NCAA Championship Elite Eight and won its eighth ACC Championship.

The game will conclude the seventh annual Jimmy V Week, an initiative taking place Dec. 3-17 across multiple ESPN platforms and programs featuring special content to help raise funds for cancer research.

In six years, Jimmy V Week has generated $6,761,437 in total contributions for The V Foundation for Cancer Research, including a record-setting number of $1,591,108 in 2013.

Tickets for the Jimmy V Women’s Basketball Classic in Durham will go on sale online at goduke.com/tickets or by calling (919) 681-BLUE.