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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Non-conference schedule continues to come into focus

Another day and another confirmed date for a non-conference game.

It was announced that UConn and St. John's will meet in the Maggie Dixon Classic on Jan. 4. It will be the second straight season and fourth time overall UConn will be playing in the event held in honor of the late former Army women's basketball coach.

UConn also played in the event in 2008, 2010 and 2013 beating Penn State, Ohio State and California respectively and winning national titles at the end of two of those three seasons as the 2010-11 season ended with a loss to Notre Dame in the national semifinals.

Here is what has been officially announced (although not by UConn)

Nov. 17 at Stanford
Nov. 23 vs. Creighton
Nov. 28-30 Gulf Coast Showcase
Dec. 7 at Notre Dame
Dec. 19 vs. DePaul
Dec. 21 vs. UCLA (Mohegan Sun Arena), 5 p.m.
Jan. 4 vs. St. John's (Madison Square Garden)

UConn will open the regular season with a game at UC Davis and while it has not been officially announced by either school, it almost certainly will be played on Nov. 15.

The dates of the games against Duke and South Carolina have yet to be announced although I am hearing that UConn could announce its non-conference schedule next week (likely without the matchups in the Gulf Coast Classic).

As for conference play,  UConn will meet Cincinnati, East Carolina, Memphis, South Florida, Southern Methodist, Temple, Tulane and Tulsa both at home and on the road, will host Houston and play Central Florida only on the road.

Here is the official release on the Maggie Dixon Classic appearance

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 Classicon 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.  

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