By DOUG FEINBERG
AP Basketball Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Defending national champion Connecticut will face California in the eighth annual Maggie Dixon Classic on Dec. 22.
Texas A&M will play St. John's in the first game of the women's doubleheader that honors the late Army women's basketball coach. Dixon died in April 2006 of arrhythmia, probably caused by an enlarged heart. Her death came three weeks after her first season as a head coach, when she led Army to its first NCAA berth.
The inaugural Maggie Dixon Classic was held at Army in 2006 - a men's and women's doubleheader. The Pittsburgh men, coached by Maggie's brother Jamie, beat Western Michigan, and Ohio State routed Army. The last six classics have been played at Madison Square Garden.
Along with games at the Garden, there will be a health and heart expo.
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