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Women’s Hoops Non-Con Schedule Released, and it’s a Tough One

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Mizzou News for Friday, August 20

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Women’s Basketball Non-Conference Schedule Released

It’s here! The day after the men’s schedule release, the women’s schedule is here, and there are some TOUGH ones in there. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Overall, according to MUTigers.com, the Tigers will play five teams who made the NCAA Tournament last season, and 9/12 had a winning record (four won 20-plus games). They kick off the season with two exhibition games against Lindenwood (11-9) and Southwest Baptist (5-14), followed by games against Murray State (8th in Ohio Valley, 16-11) and Morgan State (2nd in MEAC North, 12-4).

The Tigers’ first away game will be against state rival, Saint Louis University, who finished last season 14-5 (3rd in Atlantic 10) and won two games in the WNIT, followed by two pretty tough home games against 2020-21 NCAAT teams, Idaho State (1st in Big Sky, 22-4), who lost to No. 4 seed Kentucky in the first round, and Troy (2nd in Sun Belt, 22-6), who lost to No. 2 seed Texas A&M in the first round.

Over Thanksgiving break, Mizzou will travel to Bethlehem, PA for the Christmas City Classic, where they’ll face Columbia University, who hasn’t played a game since the 2019-20 season (stupid Covid) when they placed 4th in the conference and were 17-10 overall, and another school yet to be determined (Rider or Lehigh, according to MUTigers.com).

Before heading out for a pretty terrifying two road game set, they’ll face SIUE at home (11th in Ohio Valley, 6-19 overall). Then, it’s off to Waco to face No. 5 ranked Baylor (first in Big 12, 28-3), who you last saw playing in the National Championship on March 29, and to No. 14 ranked Missouri State, who made it to the Sweet 16 of the NCAAT before losing to No. 2 ranked Stanford (1st Missouri Valley, 23-3) in early December.

To finish out this year, the Tigers will face Alabama A&M (4th SWAC, 10-7) and Southern University (3rd SWAC, 12-11) before facing Illinois on the road to wrap up the non-con. The Illini are coming off a tough season, going 5-18 overall (2-16 in the Big 10, 13th place).

Who’s excited?!? AB’s got some moves!

Onto the Links!


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More Links:

Football

  • KC-based company Let it Fly media has teamed up with Mizzou Football to do some cool ass videos. Check out these stills.
  • Looks like the Tigers participated in their own version of the Olympics!

Hoops

  • The newbie intros continue! Next up— Ronnie DeGray III!
  • Sean Durugordon, three point shooter? You really love to see it.
  • Robin Pingeton wants YOU, the class of 2025 (geez, that makes me feel old), to be in attendance at Mizzou Arena this season.

Other Mizzou Sports

Mizzou in the Pros

  • They may be amateurs but we’ll treat them like pros here! The Daniel Boone All-Stars took third place in the Little League Softball World Series. So much congrats to these girls for their tough play!

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