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Hoops in the Heartland Adds 3 More Years to QC Contract

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Missouri Valley Conference

The Missouri Valley Conference will host its women's basketball championship in the Quad Cities through 2024. This morning at the TaxSlayer Center, the conference and its local partners announced the MVC President's Council unanimously approved a three-year contract extension.

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Patty Viverito

Patty Viverito, MVC Senior Associate Commissioner, says overwhelming support from Visit Quad Cities, the TaxSlayer Center, local fans, and governments makes a great partnership.

Usually, attendance for the Valley's women's basketball championship totals up to 8,000 people. But this year, Illinois COVID-19 restrictions limit the number of spectators to only 50, and those seats have been given to players' families.

Missouri State beat Southern Illinois this morning, and Bradley defeated Northern Iowa this afternoon.

Tonight, Valparaiso faces Drake at 5 pm, then Illinois State takes on Loyola at 8 pm.

After two semifinal games on Saturday afternoon, the championship game is set for Sunday at 2 pm.

Go HERE for links to the bracket, schedule, and "live" game statistics.

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