1996–97 Missouri Tigers men's basketball team

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1996-97 Missouri Tigers men's basketball
Conference Big 12 Conference
1996-97 record 16–17 (5–11 Big 12)
Head coach Norm Stewart
Captain Chip Walther
Captain Game captains
Home arena Hearnes Center
Seasons
« 1995-96 1997-98 »

The 1996–97 Missouri Tigers men's basketball team represented the University of Missouri during the 1996-97 men's college basketball season. The highlights of the season included upsetting rival and number-one ranked Kansas at home in double overtime and an unexpected run to the finals of the Big 12 Tournament.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
November 23* Chicago State Hearnes CenterColumbia, MO W 76–46  1-0
November 29* vs. Tennessee-Chattanooga San Juan, Puerto Rico
(San Juan Shootout)
W 83–74  2-0
November 30* vs. #10 Clemson San Juan, Puerto Rico
(San Juan Shootout)
L 45–47  2-1
December 1* vs. Creighton San Juan, Puerto Rico
(San Juan Shootout)
W 73–71 OT 3-1
December 4* Arkansas State Hearnes Center • Columbia, MO W 81–47  4-1
December 7* #22 Arkansas Hearnes Center • Columbia, MO ESPN L 76–80  4-2
December 15* Southeast Missouri Hearnes Center • Columbia, MO W 64–50  5-2
December 17* Northwest Missouri Hearnes Center • Columbia, MO W 77–56  6-2
December 19* Mercer Hearnes Center • Columbia, MO W 90–63  7-2
December 21* at Iowa Carver–Hawkeye ArenaIowa City, IA ESPN L 77–88  7-3
December 28* at Illinois Assembly HallChampaign, IL
(Braggin' Rights)
L 69–85  7-4
December 30* Southern Hearnes Center • Columbia, MO W 111–69  8-4
January 4 #4 Iowa State Hearnes Center • Columbia, MO L 65–68  8-5 (0-1)
January 7 Colorado Hearnes Center • Columbia, MO L 78–87  8-6 (0-2)
January 11 at Oklahoma State Gallagher-Iba ArenaStillwater, OK L 67–68  8-7 (0-3)
January 14 Baylor Hearnes Center • Columbia, MO W 82–66  9-7 (1-3)
January 18 at Nebraska Bob Devaney Sports CenterLincoln, NE ESPN L 53–76  9-8 (1-4)
January 22 Nebraska Hearnes Center • Columbia, MO W 75–74  10-8 (2-4)
January 26 at #23 Texas Frank Erwin CenterAustin, TX CBS L 75–80  10-9 (2-5)
January 28 at Texas A&M G. Rollie White ColiseumCollege Station, TX L 57–61  10-10 (2-6)
February 1 Kansas State Hearnes Center • Columbia, MO W 85–63  11-10 (3-6)
February 4 #1 Kansas Hearnes Center • Columbia, MO
(Border War)
W 96–94 2OT 12-10 (4-6)
February 9* Wake Forest Hearnes Center • Columbia, MO ABC L 65–73  12-11 (4-6)
February 12 at #9 Iowa State Hilton ColiseumAmes, IA L 59–87  12-12 (4-7)
February 15 Oklahoma Hearnes Center • Columbia, MO W 80–73  13-12 (5-7)
February 17 at #1 Kansas Allen FieldhouseLawrence, KS
(Border War)
ESPN L 67–79  13-13 (5-8)
February 22 at #21 Colorado Coors Events CenterBoulder, CO L 75–84  13-14 (5-9)
February 25 Texas Tech Hearnes Center • Columbia, MO L 73–84  13-15 (5-10)
March 1 at Kansas State Bramlage ColiseumManhattan, KS L 60–76  13-16 (5-11)
March 6* vs. Nebraska Kemper ArenaKansas City, MO
(Big 12 Tournament)
W 78–72  14-16
March 7* vs. Texas Kemper Arena • Kansas City, MO
(Big 12 Tournament)
W 80–75  15-16
March 8* vs. Oklahoma Kemper Arena • Kansas City, MO
(Big 12 Tournament)
W 89–80  16-16
March 9* vs. Kansas Kemper Arena • Kansas City, MO
(Big 12 Tournament)
CBS L 60–87  16-17
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Note: Texas Tech later forfeited its win due to ineligible players. [1]

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