With the return of four starters and a remarkable 87 percent of his team’s scoring, Mizzou Men’s Basketball Head Coach Mike Anderson will have a tough schedule this upcoming season featuring up to nine NCAA Tournament teams.

The Tigers face a challenging road schedule in non-league play that includes games at Arkansas, Mississippi State and California,  the Busch Braggin’ Rights Game in St. Louis against Illinois and possible match-ups with Maryland, Michigan State and/or UCLA in the semifinals and finals of the College Basketball Experience Classic at the new Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

The Tigers Big 12 home opener is January 12th against Texas, and Mizzou host Kansas on January 19th.