Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament Arrives in Moline
Tickets are now on sale for the 2022 Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Women’s Basketball Tournament at TaxSlayer Center, 1201 River Drive in downtown Moline, Illinois, March 10-13, 2022.
The MVC, in its 115th season, is the second-oldest NCAA Division I conference in the country and is recognized as one of the most progressive sports leagues in the country. This annual tournament features teams from each of the Conference’s member institutions. The tournament determines which Valley team receives an automatic bid for the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship.
Tickets for the 2022 tournament are available at the TaxSlayer Center box office or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are priced at $ 65 for reserved tickets for all sessions; $ 25, $ 20 and $ 12 reserved places per session. Tickets reserved for all sessions cost only $ 45 if purchased before January 17 through an institutional box office.
“The Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament and The Hoops in Heartland continue to create value for our regional destination,” said Dave Herrell, President and CEO of Visit Quad Cities. “Hosting this championship and multi-day event contributes to our sport tourism efforts and has a positive impact on the economy and the brand of visitors to Quad Cities. We look forward to working closely with our TaxSlayer Center and MVC partners as we welcome passionate student-athletes, administrators and a passionate fan base. This is an important sporting event for the Quebec region, so we want to show our support through ticket sales and encourage Quad Citizens and visitors to experience some of the best women’s basketball in the country.
The MVC 2022 Women’s Basketball Tournament includes a schedule that will provide plenty of opportunities to see these athletes in action.
Ten universities participate in the MVC Women’s Basketball Tournament: Bradley, Drake, Evansville, Illinois State, Indiana State, Loyola Chicago, Missouri State, Northern Iowa, Southern Illinois and Valparaiso.
The 2022 tournament will mark the 15th consecutive season in its 40-year history that the event will take place at a neutral venue. The Valley played its postseason championship in St. Charles, Missouri – at the Family Arena – for eight consecutive seasons from 2008-2015 and has hosted the event in the Quad Cities ever since. The MVC 2022 women’s basketball tournament will make Conference history as the title match on Sunday, March 13 will air on ESPNU for the first time. The first eight contests of the tournament will be broadcast exclusively on ESPN +.
2022 tournament schedule
Thursday March 10
Thu 1 – 4 p.m. Thu 2 – 7 p.m.
Friday March 11
Thu 3 – 12 h; Thu 4 – 2:30 p.m .; Thursday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thu 6 – 8:30 p.m.
saturday 12 march
Thu 7 – 1:30 p.m .; Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday March 13
Championship – 1 p.m. (ESPNU)
A Bat the Missouri Valley conference
One of the nation’s leading women’s basketball leagues, the MVC has seen an average of four league teams make the playoffs over the past 22 seasons, with six teams reaching the playoffs in 2020-21. Valley has won multiple NCAA Tournament bids over 13 different seasons, including a pair of 2021 NCAA Tournament bids and a second consecutive Sweet Sixteen appearance by Missouri State. The league also had two Final Four teams (State of Missouri, in 1992 and 2001), a WNIT champion (State of Missouri, 2005) and three WNIT semi-final appearances (State of Illinois in 2011, 2010). and 2009).
Missouri Valley Conference women’s basketball history is filled with notable alumni, including the former NCAA all-time top scorer (Jackie Stiles, Missouri State, 1998-2001) and frontman of NCAA all-time career rebound average (Wanda Ford, Drake, 1983-86), both members of the league athletics hall of fame. In addition to Stiles and Ford, eight other figures in women’s basketball have been inducted into the MVC Hall of Fame, including Melody Howard and Cheryl Burnett (State of Missouri), Cathy Boswell, Kristi Cirone, Jill Hutchison and Charlotte Lewis ( State of Illinois), Carole Baumgarten, Lorri Bauman Carla Bennett (Drake) and Cindy Scott (Southern Illinois).
The league consists of 10 diverse institutions spread across four states, whose members include Bradley, Drake, Evansville, State of Illinois, State of Indiana, Loyola Chicago, State of Missouri, northern of Iowa, southern Illinois and Valparaiso. Dallas Baptist is an Affiliate Member for Baseball, Little Rock is an Affiliate Member for Women’s Swimming and Diving, and Stony Brook is an Affiliate Member for Women’s Tennis. Conference members worked together to focus on common goals and objectives, placing great value on league harmony while continuing to invest in athletic programs to compete at the highest level. The Valley brand remains very strong, both regionally and nationally, and The Valley’s great sporting tradition remains a compelling force in recruiting student-athletes and in marketing all MVC programs.
For more information visit www.mvc-sports.com.
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