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Top college teams face off under big lights at MSG

Four ranked teams and three championship coaches tip off under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden tonight in honor of the late Jim Valvano's foundation , and it's going to be a beauty BAY-BEE! The Jimmy V Classic is reserved for some of the nation's top teams to play under the bright lights, and this year is no exception, as No. 14 Memphis takes on No. 4 Kansas, and No. 8 Michigan State faces No. 7 Syracuse.

Updated: January 25, 2011, 11:29 AM ET
By Adena Andrews

Four ranked teams and three championship coaches tip off under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden tonight in honor of the late Jim Valvano's foundation, and it's going to be a beauty BAY-BEE! With Dick Vitale on the horn you know this will be a big one (and you might have to put the TV on mute in the second half). The Memphis Tigers face the Kansas Jayhawks at 7 p.m., and the Michigan State Spartans take on the Syracuse Orange at 9 p.m. on ESPN. Three teams come in on a seven-game-or-better ...

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