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The 2020 Ohio Valley Conference women’s basketball tournament will determine which team gets an automatic bid to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.
The tournament is set to begin March 4 and run through March 7, at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind.
Eight of the conference’s 11 teams make the tournament.
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Here is the schedule for the Ohio Valley tournament.
MARCH 4 – FIRST ROUND
No. 1 Tennessee-Martin vs. No. 8 Murray State (1 p.m. ET)
No. 2 Belmont vs. No. 7 Austin Peay (3 p.m. ET)
MARCH 5 – FIRST ROUND
No. 4 Eastern Illinois vs. No. 5 Jacksonville State (1 p.m. ET)
No. 3 Southeast Missouri State vs. No. 6 Tennessee Tech (3 p.m. ET)
MARCH 6 – SEMIFINAL
First Round winner vs. First Round winner (1 p.m. ET)
First Round winner vs. First Round winner (3 p.m. ET)
MARCH 7 – CHAMPIONSHIP
Semifinal winner vs. Semifinal winner (2 p.m. ET)
OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY
5 PLAYERS TO KNOW
CHELSEY PERRY, TENNESSEE-MARTIN: Chelsey Perry was named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year for the 2019-20 season. She finished the regular season averaging 23.7 points and 8 rebounds per game.
LARIAH WASHINGTON, EASTERN ILLINOIS: Lariah Washington was named the conference’s Freshman of the Year for the 2019-20 season. Washington is averaging 11.3 points and 5 rebounds per game.
TESIA THOMPSON, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE: Tesia Thompson earned All-Conference honors. The junior guard was averaging 18.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game during the regular season.
ELLIE HARMEYER, BELMONT: Ellie Harmeyer was among the All-Conference honorees. Harmeyer is averaging 18.8 points and 12.4 rebounds for the No. 2-seeded Belmont.
DESTINEY ELLIOTT: JACKSONVILLE STATE: Destiney Elliott was among the All-Conference honorees for the 2019-20 season. She is averaging 12.7 points and 6.1 rebounds.
Belmont is the reigning OVC champion. The Bruins defeated Tennessee-Martin in the championship last season.