#DuqWBB Opens Season at Maggie Dixon Classic
Nov. 6, 2013
MAGGIE DIXON CLASSIC INFORMATION:
2013-14 SEASON TO OPEN WITH MAGGIE DIXON CLASSIC: Formerly known as the DePaul Invitational, the Maggie Dixon Classic was renamed in 2009 and honors former Blue Demon assistant coach Maggie Dixon, who passed away on April 6, 2006 of an arrhythmia. Her tragic death came three weeks after concluding her first season as the head coach at Army which saw the Black Knights win the Patriot League Championship and make the program's first trip to the NCAA Championship. This is the third tournament to be named after Dixon, who was a former assistant at DePaul. Dixon's older brother, Jamie, the head men's basketball coach at Pittsburgh, hosts a tournament at Madison Square Garden while San Diego, Dixon's alma mater, also hosts a tournament in Maggie's name.
ABOUT THE TEAMS: In addition to Duquesne and DePaul, Cal Poly and Harvard will also participate in the Maggie Dixon Classic.
DePaul, who was selected as an at-large bid at the NCAA Championship, also is coming off a 21-win season. The Blue Demons return junior guard Brittany Hrynko (16.3 ppg), who was a Big East First-Team All-Conference selection as well as the league's Most Improved Player.
Cal Poly is the defending Big West Tournament Champion and was an automatic selection to the NCAA Championship. The Mustangs, who are coming off a 21-win season, return Big West Conference Player of the Year, 6-5 forward Molly Schlemer ( 13.3 ppg).
Harvard is also coming off a 21-win season and made it into the WNIT, falling to eventual champion Drexel in the second round. The Crimson return senior guard Christine Clark (15.7 ppg), who was a First-Team All-Ivy League selection.
DUQUESNE AND DEPAUL, CAL POLY AND HARVARD ALL-TIME
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