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
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
November 23*
no
Chicago State W 76–46  1-0
Hearnes Center 
Columbia, MO
November 29*
no
vs. Tennessee-Chattanooga
San Juan Shootout
W 83–74  2-0
 
San Juan, Puerto Rico
November 30*
no
vs. No. 10 Clemson
San Juan Shootout
L 45–47  2-1
 
San Juan, Puerto Rico
December 1*
no
vs. Creighton
San Juan Shootout
W 73–71 OT 3-1
 
San Juan, Puerto Rico
December 4*
no
Arkansas State W 81–47  4-1
Hearnes Center 
Columbia, MO
December 7*
no, ESPN
No. 22 Arkansas L 76–80  4-2
Hearnes Center 
Columbia, MO
December 15*
no
Southeast Missouri W 64–50  5-2
Hearnes Center 
Columbia, MO
December 17*
no
Northwest Missouri W 77–56  6-2
Hearnes Center 
Columbia, MO
December 19*
no
Mercer W 90–63  7-2
Hearnes Center 
Columbia, MO
December 21*
no, ESPN
at Iowa L 77–88  7-3
Carver–Hawkeye Arena 
Iowa City, IA
December 28*
no
at Illinois
Braggin' Rights
L 69–85  7-4
Assembly Hall 
Champaign, IL
December 30*
no
Southern W 111–69  8-4
Hearnes Center 
Columbia, MO
January 4
no
No. 4 Iowa State L 65–68  8-5
(0-1)
Hearnes Center 
Columbia, MO
January 7
no
Colorado L 78–87  8-6
(0-2)
Hearnes Center 
Columbia, MO
January 11
no
at Oklahoma State L 67–68  8-7
(0-3)
Gallagher-Iba Arena 
Stillwater, OK
January 14
no
Baylor W 82–66  9-7
(1-3)
Hearnes Center 
Columbia, MO
January 18
no, ESPN
at Nebraska L 53–76  9-8
(1-4)
Bob Devaney Sports Center 
Lincoln, NE
January 22
no
Nebraska W 75–74  10-8
(2-4)
Hearnes Center 
Columbia, MO
January 26
no, CBS
at No. 23 Texas L 75–80  10-9
(2-5)
Frank Erwin Center 
Austin, TX
January 28
no
at Texas A&M L 57–61  10-10
(2-6)
G. Rollie White Coliseum 
College Station, TX
February 1
no
Kansas State W 85–63  11-10
(3-6)
Hearnes Center 
Columbia, MO
February 4
no
No. 1 Kansas
Border War
W 96–94 2OT 12-10
(4-6)
Hearnes Center 
Columbia, MO
February 9*
no, ABC
Wake Forest L 65–73  12-11
(4-6)
Hearnes Center 
Columbia, MO
February 12
no
at No. 9 Iowa State L 59–87  12-12
(4-7)
Hilton Coliseum 
Ames, IA
February 15
no
Oklahoma W 80–73  13-12
(5-7)
Hearnes Center 
Columbia, MO
February 17
no, ESPN
at No. 1 Kansas
Border War
L 67–79  13-13
(5-8)
Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawrence, KS
February 22
no
at No. 21 Colorado L 75–84  13-14
(5-9)
Coors Events Center 
Boulder, CO
February 25
no
Texas Tech L 73–84  13-15
(5-10)
Hearnes Center 
Columbia, MO
March 1
no
at Kansas State L 60–76  13-16
(5-11)
Bramlage Coliseum 
Manhattan, KS
March 6*
no
vs. Nebraska
Big 12 Tournament
W 78–72  14-16
Kemper Arena 
Kansas City, MO
March 7*
no
vs. Texas
Big 12 Tournament
W 80–75  15-16
Kemper Arena 
Kansas City, MO
March 8*
no
vs. Oklahoma
Big 12 Tournament
W 89–80  16-16
Kemper Arena 
Kansas City, MO
March 9*
no, CBS
vs. Kansas
Big 12 Tournament
L 60–87  16-17
Kemper Arena 
Kansas City, MO
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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

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