2017 Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament

The 2017 Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament (also known as the Hoops in the Heartland Tournament) is part of the 2016–17 NCAA Division I women's basketball season and will be played in Moline, Illinois March 9–12, 2017 at the iWireless Center. The tournament's winner will receive the Missouri Valley Conference's automatic bid to the 2017 NCAA Tournament.

2017 Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season201617
Teams10
SiteiWireless Center
Moline, Illinois
TelevisionESPN3
2016–17 Missouri Valley Conference women's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
#20 Drake180 1.000  284  .875
Northern Iowa153 .833  248  .750
Missouri State126 .667  1614  .533
Southern Illinois108 .556  1615  .516
Wichita State99 .500  1516  .484
Evansville810 .444  1417  .452
Bradley711 .389  1219  .387
Indiana State612 .333  1218  .400
Illinois State414 .222  823  .258
Loyola–Chicago117 .056  228  .067
2017 MVC Tournament winner
As of March 15, 2017; Rankings from AP Poll

Tie-breaking procedures

  • 1. Winner of head-to-head competition[1]
  • 2. If three or more teams are tied, regular-season competition among the tied teams shall be pooled into a “mini round-robin.” Teams shall be ranked according to their position in such a round-robin.
  • 3. Power rating using MVC games:
Team place Road Win Home Win
1st 20 pts. 19 pts.
2nd 18 pts. 17 pts.
3rd 16 pts. 15 pts.
4th 14 pts. 13 pts.
5th 12 pts. 11 pts.
6th 10 pts. 19 pts.
7th 8 pts. 7 pts.
8th 6pts. 5 pts.
9th 4 pts. 3 pts.
10th 2 pts. 1 pts.
  • 4. The most recently available NCAA RPI ranking.

Seeds

2017 Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament seeds and results
Seed School Conf. Over. Tiebreaker
1 ‡ Drake 18–0 25–4
2 # Northern Iowa 15–3 22–7
3 # Missouri State 12–6 16–13
4 # Southern Illinois 10–8 16–13
5 # Wichita State 9–9 14–15
6 # Evansville 8–10 13–16
7 Bradley 7–11 11–18
8 Indiana State 6–12 12–17
9 Illinois State 4–14 7–22
10 Loyola–Chicago 1–17 2–27
‡ – Missouri Valley Conference regular season champions, and tournament No. 1 seed.
# - Received a single-bye in the conference tournament.
Overall records include all games played in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.

Schedule

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance
First Round – Thursday, March 9
1
1
4:00 pm
#9 Illinois State vs #8 Indiana State
ESPN3
2
7:00 pm
#7 Bradley vs #10 Loyola–Chicago
Quarterfinals – Friday, March 10
2
3
12:00 pm
#1 Drake vs #9 Illinois State
ESPN3
1,360
4
2:30 pm
#5 Wichita State vs #4 Southern Illinois
3
5
6:00 pm
#2 Northern Iowa vs #7 Bradley
1,404
6
8:30 pm
#3 Missouri State vs #6 Evansville
Semifinals – Saturday, March 11
4
7
1:30 pm
#1 Drake vs #5 Wichita State
ESPN3
2,181
8
4:00 pm
#2 Northern Iowa vs #6 Evansville
Final – Sunday, March 12
5
9
2:00 pm
#1 Drake vs #2 Northern Iowa
ESPN3
*Game Times in CT. #-Rankings denote tournament seed

Tournament bracket

[2]

  First round
Thursday, March 9
ESPN3
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 10
ESPN3
Semifinals
Saturday, March 11
ESPN3
Championship
Sunday, March 12
ESPN3
                                     
       
  1 Drake 64  
    9 Illinois State 40  
8 Indiana State 44
9 Illinois State 51  
  1 Drake 86  
  5 Wichita State 68  
       
       
  4 Southern Illinois 60
    5 Wichita State 73  
     
       
  1 Drake 74
  2 Northern Iowa 69
       
       
  2 Northern Iowa 69
    7 Bradley 39  
7 Bradley 59
10 Loyola–Chicago 43  
  2 Northern Iowa 82
  6 Evansville 58  
       
       
  3 Missouri State 59
    6 Evansville 65  
     

See also

References

  1. "Women's Basketball Weekly Notebook (Feb. 28)". Missouri Valley Conference. February 28, 2017. Archived from the original on March 1, 2017. Retrieved March 1, 2017.
  2. "2017 Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Bracket" (PDF). mvc-sports.com.
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