Mizzou Basketball's Las Vegas Invitational Opponents Announced
Columbia, Mo. - Organizers of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational (Nov. 28-29) announced complete pairings for the 2013 event and Missouri Basketball will open against Northwestern on Thanksgiving night (Nov. 28) on ESPNU before facing Nevada on Nov. 29 on ESPN3 and ESPN Full Court.
The Tigers and Wildcats will meet at 9:30 p.m. CST (7:30 PST local) 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 (5:30 PST local) to complete the event. That game will be televised on ESPN3.com and ESPN Full Court. It will mark Mizzou's first meeting against the Wolf Pack. The announcement also identified Mizzou'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 non-conference schedule will be announced at a later date.