Hoops in the Heartland

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After last year's last-minute cancellation, the Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament will return to the TaxSlayer Center next month. The conference and Visit Quad Cities have announced Hoops in the Heartland will be held March 11th through the 14th.

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This week, the Quad Cities will host one of the Midwest's largest women's basketball tournaments.

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Basketball players from all over the Midwest are arriving in the Quad Cities for the Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament. Hoops in the Heartland begins Thursday at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline.

View of the basketball court and seats inside the iWireless Center
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Hundreds of basketball players, coaches, and fans are in the Quad Cities for the Missouri Valley Conference women's tournament, Hoops in the Heartland.

On today's WVIK News Focus, Michelle O'Neill reports the winning team will be crowned on Sunday, and a local tourism official hopes the iWireless Center is packed to the rafters.