Mizzou to open hoops season Nov. 25
Cuonzo Martin’s Missouri Tigers plan to begin play just before Thanksgiving and commence Southeastern Conference action just before the new year, assuming the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t do to the start of basketball season what it did to last season’s conclusion.
The team released its tentative 2020-21 schedule Friday, months later than usual as the college basketball world prepares for a season amid a pandemic that has wreaked havoc on every sport this year. The 2019-20 season came to an abrupt halt in March when conference tournaments and the NCAA Tournament were canceled.
Mizzou is scheduled to open non-conference play Nov. 25 at home against Oral Roberts, launching a non-conference schedule that could grow or be amended. The SEC slate, which begins Dec. 30, is considered set.
No game times are attached to the schedule released Friday.
Non-conference schedule (tentative)
Wednesday, November 25, vs. Oral Roberts
TBD multi-team event (TBD dates, opponents, location)
Sunday, December 6, at Wichita State
Wednesday, December 9, vs. Liberty
Tuesday, December 22, vs. Bradley
Saturday, January 30, vs. TCU (SEC/Big 12 Challenge)
Wednesday, December 30, vs. Tennessee
Saturday, January 2, at Arkansas
Tuesday, January 5, at Mississippi State
Saturday, January 9, vs. LSU
Tuesday, January 12, vs. Vanderbilt
Saturday, January 16, at Texas A&M
Tuesday, January 19, vs. South Carolina
Saturday, January 23, at Tennessee
Tuesday, January 26, at Auburn
Tuesday, February 2, vs. Kentucky
Saturday, February 6, vs. Alabama
Wednesday, February 10, at Ole Miss
Saturday, February 13, vs. Arkansas
Tuesday, February 16, at Georgia
Saturday, February 20, at South Carolina
Tuesday, February 23, vs. Ole Miss
Saturday, February 27, vs. Texas A&M
Wednesday, March 3, at Florida