University of Missouri

Mizzou basketball game at South Carolina postponed to noon Sunday

Missouri head basketball coach Cuonzo Martin
Missouri head basketball coach Cuonzo Martin File photo

Missouri was all set to play its Saturday afternoon basketball game at South Carolina until Mother Nature kept the team from traveling.

The Tigers (9-4, 0-1 SEC) postponed their first conference road game, scheduled for noon at South Carolina, because of a winter storm that hit Missouri on Friday afternoon. The game was rescheduled for noon Sunday and will be shown on SEC Network plus.

MU was originally to fly out of Columbia Regional Airport on Friday but had to change to Kansas City International Airport after an American Airlines flight from Dallas slid off the runway in Columbia after landing. The plane was caught between both runways, causing the airport to shut down.

After Sunday’s game, Missouri’s next matchup is Wednesday against Alabama. Tipoff is slated for 8 p.m. on the SEC Network.

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Alex Schiffer has been covering the Missouri Tigers for The Star since October 2017. He came in second place for magazine-length feature writing by the U.S. Basketball Writer’s Association in 2018 and graduated from Mizzou in 2017.