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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri men’s basketball team is heading to Europe for a five-game exhibition tour.

The Tigers were leaving Wednesday to spend 10 days playing teams in Holland, Belgium and France. NCAA rules allow Division I teams to take preseason foreign tours once every four years.

Missouri returns just three players from a team that finished 30-5 and won the Big 12 Conference tournament title before losing to 15th-seeded Norfolk State in the NCAA tournament.

Two of those returning players — forward Laurence Bowers and point guard Phil Pressey — won’t play in Europe while recovering from injuries.

Second-year head coach Frank Haith hopes the trip will help a team with five transfers and four freshmen gain game experience. A sixth transfer, Jordan Clarkson, will sit out the 2012-13 season after leaving Tulsa.

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