Wolfpack to play in Jimmy V Classic for first time

October 1, 2002
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- In the 20th anniversary season of North Carolina State's run to the NCAA title under Jim Valvano, the Wolfpack will make its first appearance in the early season doubleheader named after their former coach.

N.C. State, which advanced to the ACC tournament final and NCAA Tournament last season, will play Gonzaga, and Cincinnati faces Oregon in the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 17 at the Continental Airlines Arena.

Both games will feature the first-ever matchup ...

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