Missouri looking for fifth win over Illinois in the Bud Light Braggin' Rights Game
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 20:13:37 GMT —
Missouri Basketball returns to St. Louis for the annual Bud Light Braggin' Rights series on Saturday as the Tigers (10-0) and Illinois Fighting Illini (9-2) meet in what has been called the country's top annual non-conference rivalry
This game is Missouri's longest active regular-season rivalry .
Despite being in separate conferences, this game has been played in the regular season each year since 1983.
This weekend's game marks the 20th anniversary (almost to the day) of Mizzou's 108-107 triple overtime win against Illinois on Dec. 22, 1993
The Tigers got a game-tying hoop from Lamont Frazier in the final seconds of regulation and erased a nine-point deficit in the final 1:20 to get the victory
Missouri moved into the Top 25 last week and will enter the game nationally-ranked for the fourth consecutive year
At least one of the two clubs have been nationally in 26 of the 33 seasons the series has been played in St. Louis.
Missouri is looking for its fifth consecutive win in the series
The Tigers have never won five straight in the series vs. Illinois and the run of four consecutive MU wins came after Illinois reeled off nine straight "W's" from 2000-08 .
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