The Missouri Tigers and Georgetown Hoyas will play at the Sprint Center on Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. in the 2010 John McLendon Classic. The game will be nationally televised on ESPNU.
Head Coach Mike Anderson said, “This will be an NCAA Tournament-type atmosphere. We have two programs with proud traditions and to have this event in our backyard makes it fun for everyone. We want Tiger Nation to show up in force!”
Tickets for the McLendon Classic will go on sale later this summer through the Mizzou Athletics Ticket Office. This will be just the second ever meeting between these two teams. Missouri lost to Georgetown 63-51 on Feb. 20, 1982 in Washington, D.C. Ricky Frazier led the Tigers with 24 points and 14 rebounds, while Eric “Sleepy” Floyd dropped in 16 and Patrick Ewing recorded a 13-point, 13-rebound double-double. Georgetown advanced to the NCAA Tournament finals that season, but fell 63-62 to Michael Jordan and the North Carolina Tar Heels in New Orleans.
A portion of the proceeds from this contest will support the John McLendon Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Program, which assists minorities pursuing educational interests in sports administration.