Missouri men’s basketball announced a game at Kansas City’s Sprint Center has been set for Tuesday, December 30th. The Tigers will face former Big 12 foe Oklahoma State. Director of Athletics Mike Alden has been working out the details with his counterpart at OSU for several weeks, in trying to make this game happen.
Head coach Kim Anderson is hopeful that Missouri can play in Kansas City each year, which obviously helps from a recruiting standpoint. Next season, Missouri will play in the CBE next season in KC.
“What a special game for the fans and former players of both universities,” Mizzou Head Coach Kim Anderson said. “I remember playing Oklahoma State in Kansas City twice while I was in school and those were two great games. Our two universities share great history with one another and conference affiliation isn’t going to change that fact. Obviously KC is very special to us and plays a major part in who we are as a university and as a basketball program. We have tremendous fans in the city and they know how committed we are to bringing Mizzou Basketball to Sprint Center as often as possible.”
Kim Anderson talks about the OK State game and the schedule.
The Tigers and Cowboys will meeting for the 119th time in series history, with Mizzou holding a 77-41 advantage over the Cowboys. The two last played at Sprint Center in 2012, with Mizzou grabbing an 88-70 win, while on their way to the 2012 Big 12 Championship. It will mark the 15th meeting all-time in Kansas City between the Tigers and the Cowboys. The first meeting took place on Dec. 29, 1959, with Oklahoma State winning, 64-49, in the Big Eight Holiday Tournament. Overall Missouri owns a 9-5 series advantage in Kansas City.
Ticket information for the game will be coming in the next several weeks.