The Missouri Valley Conference released its 2022-23 women's basketball conference schedule Thursday, with Illinois State beginning MVC play Dec. 30 versus Drake at home.
The reigning MVC tournament champions will start with back-to-back games at home before a four-game roadtrip. The roadtrip concludes in Nashville as ISU will face Belmont, a new conference foe.
The Redbirds will meet another Valley newcomer Jan. 29 when they visit Illinois-Chicago. ISU will play Murray State, the final team in its first year in the MVC, Feb. 5 at home.
The I-74 rivalry will resume versus Bradley in Peoria, Illinois, Jan. 12 and again on Feb. 2 at Redbird Arena.
Seven games and a Thanksgiving tournament hosted by Nevada-Las Vegas will precede the MVC schedule.
The Hoops in the Heartland tournament will crown the MVC champion March 13 at Vibrant Arena in Moline, Illinois.