Tigers announce basketball schedule

The Tigers have quite the challenge ahead of them. Missouri announced its basketball schedule on Wednesday, and let's just say it's tough. The Tigers play three Final Four teams and 10 NCAA Tournament teams. Check out where the Tigers are going and who is coming into the Hearnes Center.

Missouri released its basketball season Tuesday, and it looks like the Tigers will have their share of challenges and plenty of good home games.

For starters, the Tigers will host three Final Four teams: Kansas, Texas and defending national champion Syracuse. The Tigers will also host nonconference games Iowa, Belmont, UNC-Greensboro, UNLV and Coppin State.

On the road, the Tigers play nonconference games against Indiana, Memphis, and the season opener against Oakland on Nov. 29. Missouri will play the Braggin' Rights game against Illinois on Dec. 23, and it will play the "Battle In Seattle" against Gonzaga at Key Arena.

"This is a terrific opportunity for us to play against some of the top competition in the country," coach Quin Snyder said. "We have a great group of young men assembled here at Mizzou and we are looking forward to the challenges that are ahead of us this year."

The Tigers have two games on CBS, six on ESPN, one on ESPN2, one on ABC, six on ESPN+, and the rest are shown locally through the Mizzou Sports Network.

Once again, the Tigers will travel to Lawrence for ESPN's Big Monday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m., and play the final game of the season at home against Kansas, on March 7 at 1 p.m.

For a full schedule, visit the Missouri official Web site at http://www.fansonly.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/miss/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/2003-04Schedule.

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