The Missouri Tigers, by way of Twitter, have announced dates and opponents for the non-conference portion of the 2014-2015 men's basketball season, the first under Mizzou alum and new head coach Kim Anderson.
Missouri opens the season against the UMKC Kangaroos on November 14th, in the opening round of the Maui Invitational at Mizzou Arena. In marks the first meeting between the programs since 2009, with Mizzou holding a 3-0 advantage all-time against the 'Roos. Two days later, the Tigers step back onto the floor in Columbia, hosting Valparaiso, before a November 19th home date with Oral Roberts.
Following three games in Maui, including a November 24th nationally televised showdown with Pac-12 favorite Arizona, the Tigers return home to face another in-state squad, Southeast Missouri State, at Mizzou Arena on December 2nd.
The schedule heats up in December with a road game at Oklahoma on the 5th, a home game against Elon, and the start of a home-and-home series with Xavier. The game with the Musketeers will be on ESPN2 at 3 PM on December 13th. The 33rd annual Bud Light Braggin' Rights game awaits the Tigers after finals week, with Mizzou and Illinois playing at 1 PM on ESPN2, at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis (December 20th).
Mizzou will finish non-league play with a neutral site encounter (Sprint Center in Kansas City) against the Oklahoma State Cowboys on December 30th and a home date with Lipscomb University on January 3rd. Tickets for the game against OSU are on sale now at SprintCenter.com.
All Mizzou football and men's basketball games over the 2014-2015 school year will be broadcast on KTTN FM 92.3.