As announced by the Mountain West and Missouri Valley conferences Wednesday, the Colorado State men’s basketball team will travel to Springfield, Mo., to take on Missouri State on Tuesday, Nov. 28 during the upcoming 2017-18 season.
The matchup is the second all-time between the programs and is part of the Mountain West/Missouri Valley Challenge, which is now in it’s the third year since the series was revived prior to the 2015-16 season.
The one and only meeting between the Rams and Bears took place in 2014, when CSU earned a 76-61 victory in the 2014 GCI Great Alaska Shootout.
“We are excited that the Mountain West/Missouri Valley Challenge continues,” head coach Larry Eustachy said. “Playing on the road against a Missouri State team that is rich in tradition will be a great early-season challenge for our team next year.”
This past year, the Mountain West and Missouri Valley split the 10-game series, 5-5. The MW has an all-time series edge of 3-1-2 in six previous Challenge seasons, including an overall advantage of 33-22 in games played in association with the series. The previous Mountain West/Missouri Valley Challenge ran from the 2009-10 through 2012-13 seasons, with the MW compiling a 22-13 record.
CSU in MW/MVC Challenge (3-3)
2009-10 at Indiana State (L, 65-60)
2000-11 vs. Drake (W, 78-67)
2011-12 at UNI (L, 83-77)
2012-13 vs. Evansville (W, 79-72)
2015-16 at Northern Iowa (W, 84-78)
2016-17 vs. Wichita State (L, 82-67)
2017 MW/MVC Challenge schedule:
Tuesday, November 28 — Loyola (Chicago) at Boise State
Tuesday, November 28 — Utah State at Valparaiso
Tuesday, November 28 — Colorado State at Missouri State
Wednesday, November 29 — UNLV at Northern Iowa
Wednesday, November 29 — Air Force at Indiana State
Wednesday, November 29 — Illinois State at Nevada
Wednesday, November 29 — Evansville at New Mexico
Saturday, December 2 — San José State at Southern Illinois
Saturday, December 2 — Drake at Wyoming
Sunday, December 3 — Bradley at San Diego State
Collegian sports director Justin Michael can be reached by email at email@example.com or Twitter @JustinTMichael.