2014 WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONS UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT TO FACE ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY IN ANNUAL MAGGIE DIXON CLASSIC
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN - SUNDAY, JANUARY 4 at 1:00 PM
New York, NY – July 31, 2014 — MSG Sports and the Dixon family announced today that the defending NCAA Women’s Basketball National Champions, University of Connecticut will face off against local favorite St. John’s University in the annual Maggie Dixon Classic on Sunday, January 4 at Madison Square Garden. The featured matchup will mark the ninth anniversary of the Maggie Dixon Classic and the eighth consecutive season that The Garden will host the premier women’s college basketball event.
UConn, who has captured nine NCAA Championships, will be making their fourth trip (2008, 2010, 2013) to New York City to compete in the Maggie Dixon Classic while the Red Storm of St. John’s will be making their fourth consecutive appearance in the annual event.
Tickets for the Maggie Dixon Classic start at $20.00 and will go on sale at a later date. They will be available for purchase at the Madison Square Garden box office, all Ticketmaster locations and online at www.thegarden.com.
The Maggie Dixon Classic is held annually in memory of the former Army Black Knights women’s basketball coach. On April 6, 2006, 29 year old Maggie Dixon died from an undiagnosed heart condition. Over the course of her six months as head coach at the United States Military Academy she led the program to unprecedented heights; the Black Knights played in their first Patriot League Championship and Dixon led her team to their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.
Over 325,000 Americans die every year from sudden cardiac arrest and Madison Square Garden will again team with the Dixon family to host a Heart Health Fair during the game.