Tigers' Hoops Set to Appear on Big 12's Big Mondays
COLUMBIA - The Big 12 released its ESPN Big Monday schedule on Thursday, and Mizzou will have a chance to tip off the longstanding and popular arrangement on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Tigers will host the Texas A&M Aggies at 4:30 p.m. on January 16 as part of a special doubleheader. Baylor travels to Kansas for the second game of the afternoon.
It is the second consecutive year the Tigers have been selected for the MLK Day contest. Missouri won a 75-59 decision over Kansas State last year in front of a sold out crowd of 15,061 at Mizzou Arena.
Missouri will then appear on the program a second time when they travel to the Frank Erwin Center in Austin to battle the Longhorns on January 30 at 8 o'clock.
Both games will have special significance for new Mizzou Head Coach Frank Haith. Haith was a former assistant to Texas Head Coach Rick Barnes for three seasons (2001-04) and new Texas A&M Head Coach Billy Kennedy was an assistant on Haith's staff at Miami in 2005-06.
The Big Monday program will feature over 100 conference games for the 2012 season on the ESPN family of networks including games from the Big East, Big 10, and Mountain West or WAC conferences in addition to the Big 12.