1996–97 Missouri Tigers men's basketball team

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1996–97 Missouri Tigers men's basketball
Missouri Tigers old logo.svg
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
1996–97 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 1 † Kansas 15 1   .938     34 2   .944
No. 24 Colorado 11 5   .688     22 10   .688
Texas 10 6   .625     18 12   .600
No. 18 Iowa State 10 6   .625     22 9   .710
Texas Tech 10 6   .625     19 9   .679
Oklahoma 9 7   .563     19 11   .633
Nebraska 7 9   .438     18 15   .545
Oklahoma State 7 9   .438     17 15   .531
Baylor 6 10   .375     18 12   .600
Missouri 5 11   .313     16 17   .485
Texas A&M 3 13   .188     9 18   .333
Kansas State 3 13   .188     10 17   .370
1997 Big 12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

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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