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.