Mizzou Basketball announced its 2010-11 schedule. Mizzou will play Top 25 opponents in Kansas City and St. Louis and a Thanksgiving week trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
The Tigers open the season with back-to-back home games against Western Illinois (Nov. 18) and North Florida (Nov. 20) in the 2010 Cancun Challenge before traveling south of the border for games vs. Wyoming and then either Providence or La Salle.
After traveling back on Thanksgiving Day, Missouri will meet returning NCAA qualifier Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Nov. 28, kicking off a difficult stretch of games that includes a neutral-site contest with Georgetown in Kansas City (Nov. 30), a road date at Oregon in the Big 12 / Pac-10 Hardwood Series and a home game with Vanderbilt (Dec. 8).
Mizzou finishes off the fall semester with home against against Presbyterian (Dec. 11) and Oral Roberts (Dec. 16) and then hosts Central Arkansas (Dec. 18) before the annual holiday match-up with Illinois at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on Dec. 22. Non-conference action then concludes with games against Northern Illinois (Dec. 27), NCAA Tournament team Old Dominion (Dec. 30) and North Alabama (Jan. 5).
Big 12 play starts on Jan. 8 when the Tigers travel to Boulder, Colo., to meet the Colorado Buffaloes.