Mizzou Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball & Football Give You Plenty of Games To Watch This Thanksgiving Weekend
Are you the kind of person that enjoys family time around Thanksgiving a whole lot more when sports are on the television? I know I am. Lucky for us, Mizzou has us covered this Thanksgiving weekend. The men’s and women’s basketball teams are both in Thanksgiving tournaments and will play multiple games over the holiday weekend. Barry Odom’s red-hot football team takes on Arkansas on Friday afternoon.
Scroll down for when and where you can watch Mizzou on television this Thanksgiving weekend.
Mizzou Men’s Basketball
Mizzou Nation was devastated earlier this week by the news that Michael Porter Jr. is likely done for the season after undergoing back surgery in Dallas on Tuesday.
However, the show must go on.
The Mizzou men’s basketball team, which includes Michael’s younger brother Jontay and on which his father is an assistant coach, is in Flordia this weekend for the Advocare Invitational in Orlando.
The Tigers tip-off in Game #1 of the tournament Thanksgiving morning at 10:30 am (CST) against Long Beach State. The game can be seen on ESPN 2.
Other games on the slate for Thursday in Orlando are Oregon State-St. John’s, Central Florida-Nebraska and West Virginia-Marist.
Missouri will play at either 10 am (CST) or Noon on Friday depending on the result of Thursday’s game. The opponent depends on the outcome of the St. John’s – Oregon State game.
The tournament has an off-day Saturday and will conclude Sunday, where the Tigers could play anywhere between 11 am and 8: 30 pm.
We’ll update the schedule below as the weekend goes along.
Mizzou Women’s Basketball
Robin Pingeton’s Missouri women’s basketball team is on the West Coast this weekend for the Cal Classic, hosted by the University of California.
The Tigers play their first game in the tournament on Friday at 6 pm (CST) as they take on Coppin State.
Cal will take on Manhattan College in the tournament’s other first round game. The winners of the first round games will face each other on Saturday, November 25 at 4 pm. The other two teams will tip-off at 2 pm on Saturday.
Missouri Football Looks For Sixth Win In A Row
Quarterback Drew Lock and company are in Fayetteville, Arkansas this weekend to take on the University of Arkansas (4-7) in the traditional Black Friday game between the schools.
After starting the season 1-5, the Missouri football team (6-5) has now won five games in a row. Coach Barry Odom will officially return next season as the Tigers became bowl-eligible after beating Vanderbilt in Nashville last weekend.
Kickoff on Friday is set for 1:30 pm.
— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) November 19, 2017
With three passing touchdowns on Saturday, Lock will set the all-time Southeastern Conference (SEC) record for passing touchdowns in a season. The junior quarterback has completed 199 of 343 passes this season for 3,247 yards and 38 touchdowns, which leads the nation. The current Missouri record for passing touchdowns in a season is 39, set by Chase Daniel in 2008.
Coming into this season, Lock’s 27 career passing touchdowns ranked 8th all-time at Missouri. He has already moved ahead of six people this season and currently ranks second all-time to Daniel, who threw for 101 while in Columbia.
Andre Woodson of Kentucky set the current SEC record of 40 back in 2007.
Thanksgiving Weekend Mizzou Sports Schedule
Time (CST) — Team (TV)
10: 30 am –Men’s Basketball vs Long Beach State (ESPN2/WatchEspn)
Jordan Geist lead all scorers with 16 points as the Missouri Tigers beat Long Beach State 95-58 this morning. Mizzou will play St. John’s at 10 am on Friday morning on ESPNEWS.
10 am — Men’s Basketball vs St. John’s (ESPNews)
Mizzou blew an early 16-point lead, but rallied to beat previously-undefeated St. John’s, 90-82. Shamorie Ponds of St. John’s led all scorers with 31 points.
Jordan Bartnett led the Tigers with 19 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks. Jontay Porter had 16 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals for Missouri.
Mizzou will take on West Virginia Sunday night for the Advocare Invitational Championship. West Virginia beat UCF 83-45 on Friday.
1:30 pm — Football vs Arkansas (CBS)
Tucker McCann kicked a 19-yard field goal with seconds remaining on the clock and Missouri beat Arkansas 48-45 in the annual rivalry match between the teams yesterday. Drew Lock threw for 445 yard and 5 touchdowns in leading Mizzou to the win.
Ish Whitter ran for 170 yards and 1 TD for the Tigers while J’Mon Moore caught 10 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown.
Drew Lock set the single-season SEC pass TD record in the first half and finished the 12-game regular season with 43 toucdown passes. He leads the nation in passing touchdowns and ranks 5th in passing yards.
6 pm — Women’s Basketball vs Coppin State
Missouri beat Coppin State 73-50 on Friday in the first game of the Cal Classic. Sophie Cunningham led the Tigers with 15 points while Cierra Porter added 12.
The Tigers will play #21 California Saturday at 4 pm.
4 pm –Women’s Basketball vs California (TV TBA)
#21 Cal is led by the junior tandem of Kristine Anigwe and Anisha Thomas. The 6-foot-4 Anigwe was named one of the Top-25 players in the country heading into the season by ESPN. At #12, she was one spot ahead of Missouri’s Sophie Cunningham on the list. Anigwe is avergaing 15.5 points and 11.3 rebounds per game this season.
Anisha Thomas is averaging 13.5 ppg and erupted for 29 on Friday against Manhattan. Thomas was 9-14 from three, including hitting five in the first quarter.
The Bears are 3-1 on the season with the lone loss being at the hands of #1 UCONN 82-47.
#23 Missouri beat host #21 Cal on Saturday night to win the Cal Classic by a score of 55-52. Sophie Cunningham scored 11 points and added 7 assists in the win. The balanced Tiger attack also included 11 points from Amber Smith (3-3 3pt FG) and 9 points from Jordan Frericks. Cierra Porter had a typical Cierra Porter performance, scoring 8 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.
The Tigers are back in action on Thursday night at Mizzou Arena against Kansas State.
Time 8:30 pm – Men’s Basketball vs West Virginia (ESPN2)
While St. John’s was 5-0 heading into Friday’s game, West Virginia is probably Mizzou’s toughest test yet on the young season. The Mountaineers beat UCF 83-45 on Friday to advance to Sunday’s contest. WVU is 5-1 on the season with its lone loss coming in the season-opener to #25Texas A&M.
West Virginia is led by senior Jevon Carter and his 16.3 points per game this season. Sophomore Sagaba Konate from Mali had 14 points, 9 rebounds and 6 blocks in the win over Central Florida.
Here’s a preview of Sunday night’s Missouri vs. West Virginia game from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
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