Missouri finalized its nonconference schedule for men’s basketball Tuesday, announcing a Nov. 20 home game against Emporia State on Tuesday afternoon.
The Hornets are an NCAA Division II program in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.
The Tigers’ conference schedule is expected to be announced Thursday, along with the rest of the Southeastern Conference slate.
Mizzou begins the Cuonzo Martin — and Michael Porter Jr. — era Nov. 10 against Iowa State at home and then plays host to Wagner on Nov. 13 before trying to snap a 35-game road losing streak Nov. 16 at Utah.
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Martin was hired last spring to replace Kim Anderson, who led MU to a 27-68 record in three seasons as head coach at his alma mater.
Porter is one of the top prospects in the 2017 recruiting class and has deep ties to Columbia. He helped lead Father Tolton Catholic to a Missouri Class 3 championship in 2016 before moving to Seattle and helping Nathan Hale to a Washington Class 3 state title and unofficial national title.
Porter’s brother, Jontay, also reclassified and signed with the Tigers for this season as part of a five-player class that includes East St. Louis (Ill.) center Jeremiah Tilmon.
After Emporia State the Tigers play four straight games in Orlando, Fla., including the AdvoCare Invitational on Nov. 23-26 and a road game Nov. 30 at Central Florida, an exempt fourth game from its AdvoCare participation.
The Tigers play four mid-major home games in December before the annual Braggin’ Rights game against Illinois on Dec. 23 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
2017-18 MISSOURI BASKETBALL NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Nov. 10 Iowa State
Nov. 13 Wagner
Nov. 16 at Utah
Nov. 20 Emporia State
Nov. 23 vs. Long Beach State*
Nov. 24 vs. St. John’s or Oregon State*
Nov. 26 at AdvoCare Invitational*
Nov. 30 at Central Florida
Dec. 5 Miami (Ohio)
Dec. 9 Green Bay
Dec. 16 North Florida
Dec. 19 Stephen F. Austin
Dec. 23 vs. Illinois^
Home games in bold
* 2017 AdvoCare Invitational at HP Fieldhouse in Orlando, Fla.
^ Braggin’ Rights in St. Louis