MVC Releases Women’s Basketball Conference Schedule

ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Valley Conference released the new-look 20-game women’s basketball league schedule for the 2022-23 season today (Sept. 22).
The Lady Bears’ schedule will feature home-and-home matchups with nine opponents (Belmont, Bradley, Drake, Evansville, Illinois State, Indiana State, Murray State, Northern Iowa, Southern Illinois), with single-game matchups against UIC (home) and Valparaiso (away).
Missouri State will tip off the conference slate on the road at Indiana State (Dec. 29) and Evansville (Dec. 31).
As the calendar flips to 2023, MSU will welcome Illinois State (Jan. 5), Bradley (Jan. 7) and SIU (Jan. 11) to Springfield, before heading out on a three-game road swing against Valparaiso (Jan. 14), Belmont (Jan. 20) and Murray State (Jan. 22).
The Lady Bears return to Great Southern Bank Arena to close out January as they take on UNI (Jan. 26) and Drake (Jan. 28).
MSU swaps a single home and away game next, with a trip to SIU (Feb. 1) and a home contest against UIC (Feb. 4). Missouri State then travels to face Bradley (Feb. 10) and Illinois State (Feb. 12), before returning to Springfield for a four-game home stand featuring Murray State (Feb. 17), Belmont (Feb. 19), Evansville (Feb. 23) and Indiana State (Feb. 25).
Finally, the Lady Bears close out the conference slate on the road at Drake (March 2) and UNI (March 4).
The Lady Bears and the rest of the MVC will then head to the Quad Cities for the MVC Tournament, which runs March 9-12.
Missouri State is coming off of a 25-8 season that saw the Lady Bears make their 17th NCAA Tournament appearance. The Lady Bears return six members from last year’s squad, which features one returning starter, while welcoming seven (four transfers, three freshmen) new faces to the mix in head coach Beth Cunningham’s first season at the helm of the program.
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