The Mizzou Tiger basketball team opens Big 12 Conference play on Saturday with a final trip to Boulder to take on the Colorado Buffaloes. Missouri has won eight consecutive in the series, but will face a new-look and much-improved Buffs squad under first year coach Tad Boyle.
Mizzou will try to continue its best start in over 20 years. The Tigers finished non-conference play 14-1 and open Big 12 play on the road for the first time since 2008-09.
The Tigers are actually looking for its first win in a Big 12 opener on the road. Mizzou is 0-4 in those games, falling at Nebraska in 2008-09, at Iowa State in 2003-04, at ISU in 1999-2000 and at Kansas State in 1997-98. Mizzou is 8-6 in Big 12-openers all-time.
Missouri’s 14-1 start is its best since the Tigers opened the 1989-90 campaign 21-1. It’s also the best non-conference record in school history.
The Tigers are looking to extend their season high nine-game winning streak and a 10th straight win would be the longest under Mike Anderson’s watch. Missouri hasn’t won 10 consecutive games since a 15-game winning streak back during the 1993-94 campaign.
Mizzou and Colorado will tip off this afternoon at 12:30.