The University of Missouri Men’s basketball released its 13-game 2019-20 non-conference slate on Tuesday. The Tigers begin head coach Cuonzo Martin’s third season at the helm on Wednesday, Nov. 6, vs. Incarnate Word at Mizzou Arena.
Mizzou’s non-conference schedule features 10 games within the state of Missouri, including seven home games and trips to both Kansas City and St. Louis.
Martin’s squad faces Northern Kentucky on Nov. 8 at home before its first true road game at Xavier on Nov. 12. The matchup with the Musketeers will be Mizzou’s fifth since 2014 and ninth overall after the Tigers downed Xavier, 71-56, at home last season.
Mizzou then returns to Columbia, Mo., for a two-game homestand against Wofford (Nov. 18) and Morehead State (Nov. 20) in preliminary Hall of Fame Classic games at Mizzou Arena.
Wofford, which reached the Second Round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament last March, is one of seven teams on Mizzou’s non-league slate that have reached the Big Dance at least once in the past two years.
Mizzou travels to Kansas City, Mo., for the 2019 Hall of Fame Classic at the Sprint Center on Nov. 25 and 26. It will mark Mizzou’s fourth time participating in the event and first time since 2015.
The Tigers face Butler in the opening game at 6 p.m. CT on Nov. 25. Mizzou will then face either former Big Eight and Big 12 rival Oklahoma or Stanford on Nov. 26.
Following the Hall of Fame Classic, the Tigers host Charleston Southern on Dec. 3 before finishing up a home-and-home series with Temple in Philadelphia on Dec. 7. Mizzou has never faced the Owls in Philadelphia. The two squads are 2-2 all-time against one another.
Martin’s group returns to Columbia to host Southern Illinois on Dec. 15. After their 16-point victory over Illinois a season ago, the Tigers look to start a winning streak in the annual Braggin’ Rights series when the rivals square off Dec. 21 at the Enterprise Center.
Mizzou rounds out its home non-conference slate on Dec. 30 vs. Chicago State. The Tigers’ final non-league game will be at West Virginia in the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Jan. 25.
Mizzou hasn’t competed in the Challenge since 2014-15. It will be the Tigers’ first-ever trip to Morgantown and their fifth all-time meeting with West Virginia.
Tip times and TV designations will be announced at a later date, as will the 18-game SEC slate.
Mizzou’s 2019-20 Non-conference Schedule:
Wednesday, Nov. 6 – vs. Incarnate Word
Friday, Nov. 8 – vs. Northern Kentucky
Tuesday, Nov. 12 – at Xavier
Monday, Nov. 18 – vs. Wofford
Wednesday, Nov. 20 – vs. Morehead State
Monday, Nov. 25 – vs. Butler (HOF Classic in K.C.)
Tuesday, Nov. 26 – vs. Oklahoma OR Stanford (HOF Classic in K.C.)
Tuesday, Dec. 3 – vs. Charleston Southern
Saturday, Dec. 7 – at Temple
Sunday, Dec. 15 – vs. SIU – Carbondale
Saturday, Dec. 21 – vs. Illinois (Braggin’ Rights in St. Louis)
Monday, Dec. 30 – vs. Chicago State
Saturday, Jan. 25 – at West Virginia