Conference Tournament season is officially underway, as teams are earning automatic bids to play in the NCAA Tournament. The 2017 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament is set to run from Thursday, March 2 through Sunday, March 5 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
And don’t you dare underestimate this conference, as these schools may be small, but they can flat-out play. Joe Lunardi currently has Wichita State as an 8-seed and Illinois State as an 11-seed, and we all know what kind of damage Northern Iowa can do to your March Madness bracket.
Let’s take some time to breakdown the bracket and schedule for this weekend’s MVC Tournament. I highly recommend following along with the action, as you might find 2017’s Cinderella.
Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Bracket
Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Schedule
Thursday, March 2 (Opening Round)
Game 1 – #9 Indiana State vs. #8 Evansville at 7:05 P.M. ET on MVC TV Network, FOX Sports GO, & ESPN3
Game 2 – #10 Drake vs. #7 Bradley at 9:35 P.M. ET on MVC TV Network, FOX Sports GO, & ESPN3
Friday, March 3 (Quarterfinals)
Game 3 – Game 1 Winner vs. #1 Illinois State at 1:05 P.M. ET on MVC TV Network, FOX Sports GO, & ESPN3
Game 4 – #5 Loyola vs. #4 Southern Illinois at 3:35 P.M. ET on MVC TV Network, FOX Sports GO, & ESPN3
Game 5 – Game 2 Winner vs. #2 Wichita State at 7:05 P.M. ET on MVC TV Network, FOX Sports GO, & ESPN3
Game 6 – #6 Missouri State vs. #3 UNI at 9:30 P.M. ET on MVC TV Network, FOX Sports GO, & ESPN3
Saturday, March 4 (Semifinals)
Game 7 – Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner at 3:35 P.M. ET on CBS Sports Network
Game 8 – Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner at 6:05 P.M. ET on CBS Sports Network
Sunday, March 5 (Championship)
Game 9 – Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner at 2:05 P.M. ET on CBS