Missouri basketball released its 2012-13 non-conference schedule on Wednesday.
The Tigers will playing their first season in the Southeastern Conference, which includes 18 regular-season games as they look to make their fifth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament.
The 2012-13 season highlights include the start of a home-and-home series with UCLA, the annual Busch Braggin’ Rights clash with Illinois in St. Louis and this year’s top preseason tournament, the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Missouri will have 19 home games in all beginning with exhibition games against Northwest Missouri state on October 29 and Missouri Southern on November 4.
Mizzou will also have the opportunity to play a number of ranked opponents during non-conference play, including three games in the Bahamas over Thanksgiving at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.
Mizzou will face-off against pre-season Top 25 teams Stanford, Louisville, Duke Memphis, Minnesota, Northern Iowa and VCU in Nassau.
Mizzou will conclude its non-conference play against defending Patriot League regular season champion Bucknell on Jan. 5.
As head coach Frank Haith stated in regards to this season’s schedule, ““When you look at the 18-game league schedule on top of that and of course our annual game with Illinois, I like how our team will be tested early and often this year. Something that was also important was playing in games and tournaments that create national exposure. With our league schedule we will have 18 games on national TV this season.”
Games not aired on network television will be aired on the Mizzou Sports Network, SEC Network, and ESPN3.com. Complete television/time information for the Mizzou Sports Network will be released at a later date. The Mizzou Sports Network games are aired on Fox Sports Midwest in St. Louis, Metro Sports in Kansas City and KOMU in Mid-Missouri.
Here is the complete schedule:
Oct. 29 Monday Northwest Missouri State (Exh) Mizzou Arena TBA TBA
Nov. 4 Sunday Missouri Southern (Exh) Mizzou Arena TBA TBA
Nov. 10 Saturday Southern Illinois Edwardsville Mizzou Arena TBA TBA
Nov. 13 Tuesday Alcorn State ^ Mizzou Arena TBA TBA
Nov. 16 Friday Nicholls State Mizzou Arena TBA TBA
Battle 4 Atlantis (Nov. 22-24, Missouri, Duke, Louisville, Memphis Minnesota, Northern Iowa, Stanford, VCU)
Nov. 22 Thursday vs. Stanford $ Nassau, Bahamas Noon AXS TV
Nov. 23 Friday vs. Louisville / Northern Iowa $ Nassau, Bahamas TBA TBA
Nov. 24 Saturday Game #3 $ Nassau, Bahamas TBA TBA
Dec. 1 Saturday Appalachian State Mizzou Arena TBA TBA
Dec. 4 Tuesday Southeast Missouri State Mizzou Arena TBA TBA
Dec. 8 Saturday Tennessee State Mizzou Arena TBA TBA
Dec. 17 Monday South Carolina State Mizzou Arena TBA TBA
32nd Annual Busch Braggin’ Rights Game (Scottrade Center)
Dec. 22 Saturday vs. Illinois % St. Louis, Mo. TBA TBA
Dec. 28 Friday at UCLA Los Angeles, Calif. 9 p.m. ESPN2
Jan. 5 Saturday Bucknell Mizzou Arena TBA TBA
Jan. 8 Tuesday Alabama * Mizzou Arena 6 p.m. ESPN
Jan. 12 Saturday at Ole Miss * Oxford, Miss. 7 p.m. FSN
Jan. 16 Wednesday Georgia * Mizzou Arena 7 p.m. SEC Network
Jan. 19 Saturday at Florida * Gainesville, Fla. 1 p.m. ESPN
Jan. 22 Tuesday South Carolina * Mizzou Arena 6 p.m. ESPNU
Jan. 26 Saturday Vanderbilt * Mizzou Arena 4 p.m. ESPNU
Jan. 30 Wednesday at LSU * Baton Rouge, La. 7 p.m. SEC Network
Feb. 2 Saturday Auburn * Mizzou Arena 12:30 p.m. SEC Network
Feb. 7 Thursday at Texas A&M * College Station, Texas 8 p.m. ESPN/2
Feb. 9 Saturday Ole Miss * Mizzou Arena Noon CBS
Feb. 13 Wednesday at Mississippi State * Starkville, Miss. 7 p.m. SEC Network
Feb. 16 Saturday at Arkansas * Fayetteville, Ark. 3 p.m. ESPN/2
Feb. 19 Tuesday Florida * Mizzou Arena 8 p.m. ESPN
Feb. 23 Saturday & at Kentucky * Lexington, Ky. 8 p.m. ESPN (GameDay)
Feb. 28 Thursday at South Carolina * Columbia, S.C. 8 p.m. ESPN/2
March 2 Saturday LSU * Mizzou Arena 3 p.m. SEC Network
March 5 Tuesday Arkansas * Mizzou Arena 6 p.m. ESPN
March 9 Saturday at Tennessee * Knoxville, Tenn. 3 p.m. ESPN/2
^ Battle 4 Atlantis Exempt Game
$ Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament, Paradise Island, Bahamas (Atlantis Resort)
% Busch Braggin’ Rights Game, St. Louis, Mo.
* Southeastern Conference
All times listed as Central Time Zone
Mizzou Sports Network games (and game times) will be announced at a later date