Mizzou Basketball's Las Vegas Invitational opponents announced

From the University of Missouri

Organizers of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational (Nov. 28-29) announced complete pairings for the 2013 event and Missouri Basketball will open against Northwestern on Thanksgiving night (Nov. 28) on ESPNU before facing Nevada on Nov. 29 on ESPN3 and ESPN Full Court.

The Tigers and Wildcats will meet at 9:30 p.m. CST (7:30 PST local) at the Orleans Arena. It will be Missouri's eighth meeting against Northwestern and first since 1968. Missouri leads the series 4-3 all-time.

The Tigers then face Nevada at 7:30 p.m. CST (5:30 PST local) to complete the event. That game will be televised on ESPN3.com and ESPN Full Court. It will mark Mizzou's first meeting against the Wolf Pack.

The announcement also identified Mizzou's opening-round opponents on Nov. 23 and Nov. 25, with both games being played at Mizzou Arena. Missouri will meet Gardner-Webb on Nov. 23 and will then face IUPUI on Nov. 25. Gardner-Webb finished 21-13 last season, which included a 71-59 win over DePaul and a 63-62 loss on the road at Illinois. IUPUI finished 6-26 in 2012-13.

Times and television designations for Missouri's complete 2013-14 non-conference schedule will be announced at a later date.

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2013 Las Vegas Invitational Schedule (Times PST)

Nov. 28                  11:30 a.m.             Gardner-Webb VS  IUPUI

2:00 p.m.               Morehead State vs. Chattanooga

4:30 p.m.               UCLA vs. Nevada (ESPN3)

7:30 p.m.               Missouri vs. Northwestern (ESPNU)

Nov. 29                  12:30 p.m.             LOSER Gardner-Webb/IUPUI   vs.   Loser Morehead State/Chattanooga

3:00 p.m.               Winner Gardner-Webb/IUPUI vs. Winner Morehead State/Chattanooga

5:30 p.m.               Missouri vs. Nevada (ESPN3)

8:30 p.m.               UCLA vs. Northwestern (ESPN2)

2013-14 Mizzou Basketball Non-Conference Schedule Update

Date                 Day                           Opponent                  Location                                 Time                       TV

Nov. 23            Saturday                  Gardner-Webb         Columbia, Mo.                      TBA                         TBA

Nov. 25            Monday                   IUPUI                           Columbia, Mo.                      TBA                         TBA

Nov. 28            Thursday                  Northwestern           Las Vegas, Nev.                     9:30 p.m.               ESPNU

Nov. 29            Friday                       Nevada                       Las Vegas, Nev.                     7:30 p.m.               ESPN3