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OSU basketball: Cowboys will play Missouri in Kansas City

Cody Stavenhagen Published: June 16, 2014

Oklahoma State has a new addition to its nonconference basketball schedule, and it’s a big one.

OSU will play Missouri at the Sprint Center is Kansas City, Mo., on Dec. 30. Time is yet to be announced, but the ESPN family of networks is expected to televise the game.

“Oklahoma State has a long-standing history with the Tigers, having been conference rivals for more than half a century,” OSU coach Travis Ford said in a release. “We’ve had some thrilling games with Mizzou the past several seasons. It is also exciting to play an early season game in the same venue that hosts the Big 12 Championship. OSU has a lot of alumni and fans in the Kansas City area, and we hope this gives them an opportunity to catch the Cowboys in person.”

Missouri left the Big 12 for the SEC in 2012. The last time OSU and Missouri met was in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship quarterfinals in 2012. The Tigers won, 88-70.

Missouri went 20-12 in 2013-14 and lost to Southern Miss in the second round of the NIT. 2014 will be the first year under coach Kim Anderson after Frank Haith left to coach Tulsa in April.

Ford also played the 1989-90 season at Missouri as a freshman before transferring to Kentucky.

The Cowboys will travel to face another SEC foe, South Carolina, on Dec. 6 as part of the SEC-Big 12 challenge.