COLUMBIA MO (Missouri Basketball App) – Mizzou Athletics announced dates for the 2013 Basketball Blackout and Gold Rush games on Tuesday.
The Tigers will host their annual Blackout contest on Tuesday, Feb 19 at 8:00 p.m. against Florida. The Gold Rush will be on March 5 at 6:00 p.m. against Arkansas.
Fans are encouraged to wear the appropriate colors for both games, which will be televised nationally on ESPN.
Missouri and Florida are meeting for just the second time in series history and the Gators are making their first-ever trip to Columbia.
Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson will be making his first visit to Columbia since leaving Mizzou in 2011 to take over the Razorbacks. Anderson was in charge of the Tigers' basketball program from 2006-2011.
Tickets for both games are sold out. Fans and students are encouraged to arrive early to Mizzou Arena for the nationally-televised contest.