Dogs selected for Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic

Vic Schaefer led Mississippi State to a 22-14 record and into the WNIT quarterfinals. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Vic Schaefer led Mississippi State to a 22-14 record and into the WNIT quarterfinals. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Mississippi State’s women’s basketball team was selected to play in the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic in the South Point Hotel Arena on Dec. 20-21.

Vic Schaefer’s Bulldogs will take on Illinois-Chicago Dec. 20 at 9:30 p.m. CT and Miami (Ohio) at 4 p.m. the following day. Old Dominion will also participate at the event.

Illinois-Chicago went 26-9 last season and won the Women’s Basketball Invitational. MSU is 2-1 all-time against the Flames, meeting for the first time since the UMKC Thanksgiving Classic in 1996.

Miami is coming off an 8-22 campaign in 2013-14. The Bulldogs won their only meeting against the Redhawks 79-77 in the 1980 Lady Kat Invitation in Lexington, Ky.

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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