UMKC basketball schedule opens with Mizzou, K-State

07/29/2014 4:19 PM

07/29/2014 4:57 PM

UMKC won’t ease into the basketball season.

The Kangaroos open the regular season at Missouri and visit Kansas State in their next game.

The games are part of the Maui Invitational early rounds, although UMKC won’t be going to Hawaii.

The game against the Tigers will be the first in the regular season for new Mizzou coach Kim Anderson.

For the second straight year, the Kangaroos will play almost all of their home games at Municipal Auditorium.

The regular-season home opener, against Missouri S&T on Nov. 19 will be played on campus at Swinney Recreation Center. Twelve other regular-season games, plus a preseason game against Rockhurst on Nov. 8, are set for Municipal.

Game times will be announced at a later date.

2014-15 UMKC men’s basketball schedule

Nov. 8: Rockhurst (preseason)

Nov. 14: at Missouri

Nov. 17: at Kansas State

Nov. 19: Missouri S&T (at Swinney)

Nov. 22: TBA (at Little Rock, Ark.)*

Nov. 23: TBA (at Little Rock, Ark.)*

Nov. 26: at Youngstown State

Dec. 2: at Milwaukee

Dec. 6: at South Dakota State

Dec. 9: at Iowa State

Dec. 13: Nebraska-Omaha

Dec. 20: Incarnate Word

Dec. 22: Tennessee Tech

Dec. 28: at Indiana State

Dec. 30: at Canisius

Jan. 3: at Miami (Ohio)

Jan. 6: South Carolina Upstate

Jan. 10: at New Mexico State

Jan. 17: Chicago State

Jan. 22: Bakersfield

Jan. 24: Seattle

Jan. 29: at Grand Canyon

Jan. 31: at Utah Valley

Feb. 5: Texas-Pan American

Feb. 7: New Mexico State

Feb. 14: at Chicago State

Feb. 18: at Seattle

Feb. 21: at Bakersfield

Feb. 26: Utah Valley

Feb. 28: Grand Canyon

March 7: at Texas-Pan American

March 12-14: Western Athletic Conference tournament at Las Vegas

*Maui Invitational regional mainland games

To reach Blair Kerkhoff, call 816-234-4730 or send email to bkerkhoff@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter: @BlairKerkhoff.

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