Maggie Dixon Classic: Event on brother Jamie’s TCU campus

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Maggie Dixon Classic will be played this year on the TCU campus where the late Maggie Dixon’s brother is the men’s basketball coach.

TCU announced Friday that its Dec. 2 women’s home game against Army has been designated the 13th annual Maggie Dixon Classic in honor of the onetime Army coach who died from heart arrhythmia at age 28 in April 2006. Just weeks before, she led Army to its first women’s NCAA Tournament.

Jamie Dixon, going into his third season as TCU’s men’s coach, says it’s fitting to host the Maggie Dixon Classic on the TCU campus.

“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.