2019 Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament
The 2019 Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament (also known as the Hoops in the Heartland Tournament) was part of the 2018–19 NCAA Division I women's basketball season and was played in Moline, Illinois March 14–17, 2019 at the TaxSlayer Center. Missouri State defeated Drake to receive the Missouri Valley Conference's automatic bid to the 2019 NCAA Tournament. Alexa Willard was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.
|2019 Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament|
|Champions||Missouri State (11th title)|
|Winning coach||Kellie Harper (2nd title)|
|MVP||Alexa Willard (Missouri State)|
|2018–19 Missouri Valley Conference women's basketball standings|
|Missouri State †||16||–||2||.889||25||–||10||.714|
|† 2019 MVC Tournament winner |
As of March 30, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
- 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|
|1||‡ # Drake||17–1||25–5|
|2||# Missouri State||16–2||20–9|
|3||# Northern Iowa||12–6||19–11|
|4||# Illinois State||11–7||18–11|
|6||# Southern Illinois||8–10||15–14|
|‡ – 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 14|
|Quarterfinals – Friday, March 15|
|Semifinals – Saturday, March 16|
|Final – Sunday, March 17|
|*Game Times in CT. #-Rankings denote tournament seed|
Thursday, March 14
Friday, March 15
Saturday, March 16
Sunday, March 17
- Batterson, Steve. "Lady Bears seize the 'moment,' win Valley title". The Quad-City Times. Retrieved 2019-03-18.
- "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.