Central Missouri and Rockhurst will play in a game co-hosted by the MIAA and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) as part of the 2009 CBE Classic at the Sprint Center. The game between the two Division II schools will be played Tuesday, Nov. 24, the second day of the two-day Division I event. Tip-off is at 2:30 p.m. CT, with doors opening at 2:00 p.m. CT.
Admission for the Division II game will be free. Tickets will be on sale for those wishing to return and watch the consolation and championship rounds of the Division I tournament that evening. Those tickets are available through Ticketmaster by calling (816) 931-3330 or ticketmaster.com.
Central Missouri went 30-5 in 2008-09, including a perfect 17-0 record at home. The Mules finished second in the MIAA with a 16-4 conference record and won the MIAA Championship Tournament. Central went on to advance to the NCAA Division II Final Four, where the Mules fell just short against Findlay, 67-65.
Rockhurst, a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC), advanced to the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional and finished with a 19-11 record in 2008-09. The Hawks finished second in the GLVC West Division with a 13-4 record.
Mizzou Basketball is hitting the pavement for the second consecutive year to host a free youth basketball clinic at Douglass Park on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon, weather permitting.
The basketball clinic is geared towards elementary and middle school-aged students and both Tiger players and coaches will be on hand to provide instruction.
Douglass Park is located at 400 N. Providence Road and has two full-length basketball courts. Parents are encouraged to bring their children by the park at 10 a.m. for registration. In the case of inclement weather, the basketball clinic will be rescheduled for a later date.