Missouri adds women’s game to Dec. 30 men’s basketball game at Sprint Center

08/07/2014 6:10 PM

08/07/2014 6:10 PM

Missouri basketball will play a doubleheader Dec. 30 at the Sprint Center.

The men’s game against Oklahoma State was announced in June, but MU Athletics announced Thursday that the women’s basketball team would battle Missouri State prior to the men’s game.

The Tigers’ game against the Cowboys will be televised on ESPN and the tip time will be announced at a later date. The women’s game will tip off four hours before the men’s game, and the arena will be cleared between games.

“We are excited about the opportunity to play in Kansas City at Sprint Center in a doubleheader with our men’s team,” Missouri women’s basketball coach Robin Pingeton said. “The support of our Mizzou fans in that area is tremendous and we expect an exciting environment playing an in-state rivalry game with Missouri State.”

The game will be the Tigers women’s first at the Sprint Center and their first in Kansas City since the 2012 Big 12 Tournament.

Tickets for the doubleheader are now on sale for Tiger Scholarship Fund members and basketball season-ticket holders at MUTigers.com/myaccount.

Fans purchasing a reserved seat for the men’s game will receive a general admission ticket for the women’s game. Tickets start at $15.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Aug. 18, but after 5 p.m. on Aug. 15 all tickets must be purchased through the Sprint Center box office, by calling 888-929-7849 or at SprintCenter.com.

Tickets for only the women’s game, which cost $10 for adults and $5 for children, will go on sale Aug. 18 through the Sprint Center box office.

To reach Tod Palmer, call 816-234-4389 or send email to tpalmer@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter at @todpalmer.

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