Missouri basketball learns Las Vegas tournament opponents

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 | 7:05 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Missouri basketball will open against Northwestern on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 28, in the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational, Nov. 28 to 29, on ESPNU before facing Nevada on Nov. 29 on ESPN3 and ESPN Full Court.

The tournament's pairings were announced Tuesday.

The Tigers and Northwestern will meet at 9:30 p.m. CST on Thanksgiving night at the Orleans Arena. It will be Missouri’s eighth meeting against Northwestern and first since 1968. Missouri leads the series 4-3 all-time.

The Tigers then face Nevada at 7:30 p.m. CST the following day to complete the event. That game will be televised on and ESPN Full Court. It will mark Missouri’s first meeting against the Wolf Pack.

The announcement also identified Missouri’s opening-round opponents on Nov. 23 and Nov. 25, with both games being played at Mizzou Arena. Missouri will meet Gardner-Webb on Nov. 23 and will then face IUPUI on Nov. 25.

Gardner-Webb finished 21-13 last season, which included a 71-59 win over DePaul and a 63-62 loss on the road at Illinois. IUPUI finished 6-26 in 2012-13.

Times and television designations for Missouri’s complete 2013-14 nonconference schedule will be announced at a later date.



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