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    Schedule Announced for Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Northwestern's matchups against Missouri and UCLA will be its first against both squads since the 1968-69 season.
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    Northwestern's matchups against Missouri and UCLA will be its first against both squads since the 1968-69 season.
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    July 9, 2013

    2013-14 Northwestern Men's Basketball Nonconference Schedule

    EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern will square off against perennial national powers Missouri and UCLA in the 2013 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational Nov. 28 and 29 at Orleans Arena.

    Prior to making the trek to Nevada, the Wildcats will host IUPUI Nov 22 and Gardner-Webb Nov. 25 at Welsh-Ryan Arena in conjunction of the tournament.

    The Wildcats and Tigers will square off on Thanksgiving Day at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas at 9:30 p.m. Central time. The contest is being televised by ESPNU. Northwestern and Missouri have not met since Dec. 5, 1968 when NU posted a 79-67 home win. NU trails the all-time series between the teams by a slim 4-3 margin.

    The 'Cats will finish up the Invitational with a matchup at 10:30 p.m. Central time the following day. ESPN2 is set to televise the contest. NU and the Bruins also have not met since the 1968-69 season when top-ranked UCLA posted an 81-67 victory Jan. 24, 1969 at Chicago Stadium. The Bruins lead the all-time series between the teams, 3-1.

    This year's games in Las Vegas will not be played in a tournament format due to Missouri and UCLA having a game scheduled against one another in Columbia, Mo., on Dec. 7.

    Tickets for the final rounds in Las Vegas are available by calling the Northwestern Athetics Ticket Office at 888-GO-PURPLE, at the Orleans Arena box office (888-234-2334 or 702-284-7777) and via the internet at www.orleansarena.com.

    Combined with matchups at Stanford (Nov. 14) and NC State (Dec. 4) as well as at home against DePaul (Dec. 27), Northwestern will play five nonconference games against major conference opponents this season.

    First-year head coach Chris Collins and the Wildcats play an exhibition game against Lewis University Nov. 6 prior to opening the regular season at home against Eastern Illinois Nov. 9.

    2013 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational Schedule
    Orleans Arena; Las Vegas, Nev.
    Nov. 28

    Gardner-Webb vs. IUPUI - 1:30 p.m.
    Morehead State vs. Chattanooga - 4 p.m.
    UCLA vs. Nevada - 6:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
    Northwestern vs. Missouri - 9:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

     

     

    Nov. 29
    Loser Gardner-Webb/IUPUI vs. Loser Morehead State/Chattanooga - 2:30 p.m.
    Winner Gardner-Webb/IUPUI vs. Winner Morehead State/Chattanooga - 5 p.m.
    Missouri vs. Nevada - 7:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
    Northwestern vs. UCLA - 10:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

    All times Central

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