For the past twelve seasons, the college basketball world has celebrated the life of Maggie Dixon, brother of TCU Head Coach Jamie Dixon, a once-rising star in the coaching ranks whose life was cut tragically short at 28 due to a heart arrhythmia just weeks after leading the Army Golden Knights to their first ever NCAA Tournament appearance. Each season since 2006, at least one game annually has been designated as Maggie Dixon Classic, and this year, that game will be played on the home floor of Maggie’s brother’s program.
TCU Women’s Basketball will face off with Army on December 2nd in the 13th annual Classic, and Jamie Dixon will be able to be a part of the event.
”It’s extra special for me and my family that the game will be against Army, where Maggie coached and where the first Classic was played,” Dixon said.
The Pitt Men’s team participated in the first ever Classic, a four team showcase that featured a men’s game in addition to a matchup between the Army and Ohio State women, both on the Army Campus. An eight year stretch saw the games played at Madison Square Garden, with Chicago hosting every year since in the initial four team format. Army has not participated in The Classic since 2008.