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Missouri releases men's non-conference schedule

Missouri releases men's non-conference schedule

August 7th, 2019 by News Tribune in Mizzou Sports

The Missouri men's basketball team will play seven non-conference games at Mizzou Arena this season.

Photo by Associated Press /News Tribune.

COLUMBIA — A trip to the Hall of Fame Classic is among the highlights of a 13-game non-conference schedule for the Missouri men's basketball team.

Missouri will open the Classic, scheduled for Nov. 25-26 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City against Butler, on Monday, Nov. 25. The next day, Missouri will face either Oklahoma or Stanford.

It's the fourth time Missouri has played in the Challenge. The Tigers last participated in the event in 2015.

Other key contests on the schedule, released Tuesday, are games Nov. 12 in Cincinnati against Xavier and Dec. 7 in Philadelphia against Temple. Missouri's annual game against Illinois in St. Louis is slated for Dec. 21.

It has been previously announced Missouri will play at West Virginia in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Jan. 25. Missouri has not played in the Challenge since the 2014-15 season.

Missouri will open its third season under Cuonzo Martin with a Nov. 6 game against Incarnate Word at Mizzou Arena. That is one of seven non-conference home games for the Tigers, including preliminary Hall of Fame Classic games against Wofford on Nov. 18 and Morehead State on Nov. 20. Wofford was an NCAA Tournament team last season.

Other home games are against Northern Kentucky, Charleston Southern, SIU-Carbondale and Chicago State.

Start times and TV designations will be announced at a later date. The Southeastern Conference schedule has yet to be announced as well.