With college basketball season set to kick off in less than three weeks, the Southeast Conference (finally) releases the men’s league schedule on Friday.
Missouri’s first SEC contest is December 30 at home against Tennessee, one of the favorites to win the conference. As usual, the Tigers play home and away games against Arkansas, Ole Miss and Texas A&M, plus home and away games against Tennessee and South Carolina.
The Tigers also announced five non-conference matches, starting with the November 25 season opening against Oral Roberts. United also play home games against Liberty, Bradley and Texas Christian University in the Big 12 / SEC Challenge and play at Wichita State. Mizzou also plans to play in multi-team events that will be determined at a later date. United were due to play at the canceled Myrtle Beach Invitational, then planned to play at another tournament court in Orlando, Florida, which was also canceled.
What about the Missouri-Illinois Braggin ‘Rights Game? School officials are still in talks to continue the series which has been played annually since 1976 and at St. Petersburg. Louis every year since 1983. But there’s a chance the game might not take place at St. Louis. Louis.
Schools have discussed the possibility of playing at one of their respective home arenas in Columbia or Champaign, Illinois, various sources have told Post-Dispatch. The Enterprise Center hasn’t hosted a major event since the pandemic forced leagues and conferences to suspend schedules in March. St. The Louis Blues last played a game at Enterprise Center on March 9, followed by the United States Hockey Challenge Cup that weekend. Otherwise, all sporting events and concerts scheduled at the downtown arena have been canceled or postponed.
Here’s Mizzou’s schedule as it took effect on Friday, with more non-conference games expected to be added:
Wednesday, November 25: vs. Oral Roberts
Sunday, December 6: in Wichita State
Wednesday, December 9: vs. Liberty
Tue, December 22: vs. Bradley
Wednesday, December 30: vs. Tennessee
Saturday, January 2: in Arkansas
Tue, January 5: in the State of Mississippi
Sat, January 9: vs. LSU
Tue, January 12: vs. Vanderbilt
Saturday, January 16: at Texas A&M
Tue, January 19: vs. South Carolina
Saturday, January 23: in Tennessee
Tue, January 26: in Auburn
Sat, January 30: vs. TCU
Tue, February 2: vs. Kentucky
Saturday, February 6: vs. Alabama
Wednesday, February 10: at Ole Miss
Saturday, February 13: vs. Arkansas
Tue, February 16: in Georgia
Saturday, February 20: in South Carolina
Tue, February 23: vs. Ole Miss
Saturday, February 27: vs. Texas A&M
Wednesday, March 3: in Florida
March 10-14: SEC Tournament, Nashville