Missouri men’s basketball announces nonconference opponents, dates

08/22/2014 1:26 PM

08/22/2014 5:18 PM

The Missouri men’s basketball team on Friday announced opponents and dates for the upcoming season, including a home battle Dec. 13 against Xavier.

The Tigers will open the season with two games in three days.

Missouri’s first game is Nov. 14 against UMKC, a game that had previously been announced. Then first-year coach Kim Anderson’s team returns to action Nov. 16 against Valparaiso. Both games are at Mizzou Arena.

Prior to the Maui Invitational, where the Tigers open against Arizona and will play either Kansas State or Purdue in the second round, Missouri will play host to Oral Roberts on Nov. 19.

The first opponent after returning from Hawaii will be Southeast Missouri on Dec. 2 at Mizzou Arena before the schedule ramps up significantly.

Missouri plays at Oklahoma on Dec. 5, a game that had been announced as part of the SEC/Big 12 challenge.

The Tigers will then play host to Elon on Dec. 11 before the game with the Musketeers two days later.

Missouri’s next two games are previously announced neutral-site contests: the annual Braggin’ Rights contest against Illinois on Dec. 20 in St. Louis and a showdown with Oklahoma State on Dec. 30 at the Sprint Center.

The Tigers wrap up non-conference play Jan. 3 against Lipscomb at home before opening the Southeastern Conference slate Jan. 8 versus LSU at Mizzou Arena.

Tipoff times and broadcast information will be announced at a later date.

2014-15 Missouri men’s basketball schedule

Date

Opponent

Time

TV

Nov. 14

UMKC

TBA

TBA

Nov. 16

VALPARAISO

TBA

TBA

Nov. 24

vs. Arizona*

4 p.m.

ESPN2

Nov. 25

vs. K-State or Purdue*

TBA

ESPN or 2

Nov. 26

vs. TBA*

TBA

TBA

Dec. 2

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

TBA

TBA

Dec. 5

at Oklahoma**

8:30 p.m.

ESPNU

Dec. 11

ELON

TBA

TBA

Dec. 13

XAVIER

3 p.m.

ESPN2

Dec. 20

vs. Illinois***

1 p.m.

ESPN2

Dec. 30

vs. Oklahoma State****

TBA

TBA

Jan. 3

LIPSCOMB

TBA

TBA

Jan. 8

LSU

6 p.m.

ESPN or 2

Jan. 10

at Auburn

TBA

SEC Network

Jan. 13

at Kentucky

8 p.m.

ESPN

Jan. 17

TENNESSEE

TBA

SEC Network

Jan. 21

at Texas A&M

6 p.m.

SEC Network

Jan. 24

ARKANSAS

1 p.m.

ESPN or 2

Jan. 29

KENTUCKY

8 p.m.

ESPN or 2

Jan. 31

MISSISSIPPI

TBA

Fox Sports Net

Feb. 4

at Alabama

8 p.m.

SEC Network

Feb. 7

TEXAS A&M

5 p.m.

ESPNU

Feb. 10

at South Carolina

6 p.m.

SEC Network

Feb. 14

MISSISSIPPI ST.

3 p.m.

ESPNU

Feb. 18

at Arkansas

8 p.m.

SEC Network

Feb. 21

at Vanderbilt

TBA

SEC Network

Feb. 24

FLORIDA

8 p.m.

ESPN

Feb. 28

at Georgia

11 a.m.

ESPNU

March 3

AUBURN

8 p.m.

SEC Network

March 7

at Mississippi St.

TBA

SEC Network

Home games in CAPS at Mizzou Arena in Columbia

*EA Sports Maui Invitational at Lahaina, Hawaii

**SEC-Big 12 Challenge

***Braggin Rights Game at Scottrade Center in St. Louis

**at the Sprint Center

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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