2018 Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament
The 2018 Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament (also known as the Hoops in the Heartland Tournament) is part of the 2017–18 NCAA Division I women's basketball season and will be played in Moline, Illinois March 8–11, 2018 at the TaxSlayer Center. The tournament's winner will receive the Missouri Valley Conference's automatic bid to the 2018 NCAA Tournament.
|2018 Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament|
|Champions||Drake Bulldogs (7th title)|
|Winning coach||Jennie Baranczyk (2nd title)|
|MVP||Maddy Dean (Drake)|
|2017–18 Missouri Valley Conference women's basketball standings|
|† 2018 MVC Tournament winner |
As of March 17, 2018;
- 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.|
|9th||4 pts.||3 pts.|
|10th||2 pts.||1 pts.|
- 4. The most recently available NCAA RPI ranking.
|2018 Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament seeds and results|
|2||# Missouri State||15–3||20–11|
|3||# Northern Iowa||13–5||19–13|
|4||# Southern Illinois||11–7||17–14|
|5||# Indiana State||9–9||11–19|
|6||# Illinois State||8–10||14–16|
|8||Valparaiso||5–13||13–18||2–0 vs. Loyola-Chicago|
|9||Loyola-Chicago||5–13||7–23||0–2 vs. Valparaiso|
|‡ – 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.
|First Round – Thursday, March 8|
|Quarterfinals – Friday, March 9|
|Semifinals – Saturday, March 10|
|Final – Sunday, March 11|
|*Game Times in CT. #-Rankings denote tournament seed|
Thursday, March 8
Friday, March 9
Saturday, March 10
Sunday, March 11
- "WBB TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP: DRAKE 75, UNI 63". Missouri Valley Conference. 11 March 2018. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
- "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.