The brackets for the Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball tournament were released Saturday and the tournament is set to begin Thursday afternoon at the iWireless Center.
Bradley will play Wichita State to open the tournament, followed by a game between Illinois State and Evansville. The winners advance to face number-one-seed UNI and number 2 Drake in the quarter finals on Friday.
Also on Friday, Loyola will play Southern Illinois and Indiana State will play Missouri State, with the winners advancing to the semi-finals on Saturday. The championship game will be played Sunday afternoon.
The Missouri Valley Conference has agreed to a three-year contract with the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau to hold the tournament in Moline at the iWireless Center through 2018, with a 2-year option for 2019 and 2020.