Oct. 4, 2013
Columbia, Mo. -
Mizzou Athletics announced that it will host its Black & Gold Game, featuring the men's and women's basketball programs, on Oct. 15 at Mizzou Arena.
Admission to the event is $3 or free with the donation of three canned food items benefitting the Tiger Pantry.
Doors to Mizzou Arena open at 6 p.m. and members of both Mizzou Basketball programs will be on the concourse signing autographs on the 2013-14 team posters. Scrimmages are scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m.
Parking for the 2013 Black & Gold Game will be free and seating in the Mizzou Arena bowl will be open.
Both Mizzou Basketball programs are coming off postseason appearances in 2012-13. Head Coach Robin Pingeton's club earned a WNIT berth following a 17-win season, which was highlighted by home wins over No. 14 South Carolina and No. 9 Tennessee. The Tigers return their top-two scorers, Bri Kulas (13.8 ppg) and Morgan Eye (12.2), and welcome a vaunted recruiting class. Missouri was one of the country's top three-point shooting clubs last season, hitting a school-record 263 treys.
Head Coach Frank Haith again returns a youthful squad, but will have a pair of double-figure scorers leading the way, junior guard Jabari Brown (13.7) and versatile senior Earnest Ross (10.3). Brown was one of the SEC's top newcomers a year ago and led the Tigers in three-point makes (56), while Ross was the SEC's top bench scorer and is Mizzou's top returning rebounder (5.0). Also joining the roster is a nationally-ranked recruiting class and heralded transfer, Jordan Clarkson, who was a first team All-Conference-USA pick as a sophomore at Tulsa in 2011-12.
For more information on Missouri Basketball please visit our website, mutigers.com.
About Tiger Pantry:
Tiger Pantry strives to provide food assistance for those in need within the University of Missouri community. The Pantry hopes to change the perception of hunger on campus and offers resources to students, faculty and staff so that they may focus on the experiences uniquely available at Mizzou.
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