GLVC conference tournament returns to Evansville

Jimmy Pyles

The Shield has confirmed through Sports Information Director Ray Simmons that The Great Lakes Valley Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will be returning to Evansville this upcoming season.

Evansville hosted the tournament at Roberts Stadium from 1999-2007, where the USI men’s basketball team won two of the last three championships. Since then, the tournaments have bounced around the several different venues. Last year, the tournament was held in Springfield, Ill.

Springfield was supposed to host the event this upcoming season, but a scheduling conflict prevented that arrangement. Instead, it will return to the River City from March 7-10, 2013 at the Ford Center. A news conference is scheduled to announce the event’s return at 11 a.m. on Wednesday.