Missouri women's basketball got its Southeastern Conference schedule Wednesday. The Tigers play a 16-game conference slate.
Robin Pingeton's team gets a tough start to open play with a Dec. 30 date against defending conference tournament champion South Carolina at Mizzou Arena. They also get defending regular-season champions Texas A&M at home Jan. 23.
The team's other home games are against Auburn on Jan. 6, Georgia on Jan. 17, Mississippi on Jan. 3, Arkansas on Feb. 13, Mississippi on Feb. 20 and Kentucky on Feb. 24.
The team plays on the road against Vanderbilt on Jan. 2, Arkansas on Jan. 9, LSU on Jan. 13, Mississippi State on Jan. 27, Alabama on Jan. 30, Tennessee on Feb. 10, Georgia on Feb. 17 and Florida with the last game of the conference season Feb. 27 in Gainsville, Fla.
Missouri was 9-13 overall with a 5-9 record in SEC play last season, but the Tigers could improve by returning its top three scorers from last season in Aijha Blackwell, Haley Frank and LaDazhia Williams.
The Tigers start the season against Lindenwood in an Oct. 29 exhibition at Mizzou Arena. Regular-season play begins Nov. 11 at home against Murray State.