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Mizzou completes hoops schedule for ’23-’24 season

The Missouri men’s basketball team’s 2023-24 schedule was completed with the release of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) schedule on Thursday.

The Tigers are set to play an 18-game SEC slate, featuring home-and-home series with five opponents. They will host four additional schools at the renovated Mizzou Arena and go on the road to face the remaining four.

Missouri’s journey towards a conference title begins on Saturday, January 6, when they welcome Georgia to Columbia for the SEC opener. The Tigers will also host South Carolina (January 13), Florida (January 20), Arkansas (January 31), Texas A&M (February 7), Mississippi State (February 10), Tennessee (February 20), Ole Miss (March 2), and Auburn (March 5) during league play.

On the road, the Tigers will face Kentucky (January 9), Alabama (January 16), Texas A&M (January 23), South Carolina (January 27), Vanderbilt (February 3), Ole Miss (February 17), Arkansas (February 24), Florida (February 28), and wrap up the season at LSU (March 9).

Details such as tip times and television broadcasts will be announced at a later date.

In total, Missouri’s 31-game schedule comprises 17 home games and matchups against 25 schools from the top seven conferences in the nation. This includes six games at Mizzou Arena against teams that qualified for the 2023 NCAA Tournament.

Coming off a successful season with 25 wins, their highest in 11 years, the Tigers are eager to build on their momentum under the leadership of second-year Whitten Family Men’s Basketball Head Coach Dennis Gates. In the 2022-23 campaign, Mizzou achieved notable victories against six nationally-ranked teams, won their first NCAA Tournament game in 13 years, and reached the SEC Tournament semifinals for the first time in program history.