Tigers Prepare for Undefeated Illini

3 years 4 months 2 weeks ago December 16, 2012 Dec 16, 2012 Sunday, December 16 2012 Sunday, December 16, 2012 8:36:00 PM CST in Tiger Talk

COLUMBIA -- The 12th ranked Missouri men's basketball team will host South Carolina State Monday night. The Tigers are 8-1, the Bulldogs 4-6. It will be the first meeting between the teams.

Then, Mizzou plays Illinois on Saturday in the annual Bragging Rights game in St.Louis. The Illini, undefeated, and ranked tenth in the country.

On Sunday, Illinois hosted Eastern Kentucky. First half, Illinois' DJ Richardson drives and passes to Myke Henry for the dunk - Illinois up 13-6. Eastern Kentucky's Corey Walden makes a three pointer, Illinois still up 17-15.

Illinois' DJ Richardson with the cross-court pass to Joseph Bertand... he hits the 3-pointer, Illinois up 22-17. Eastern Kentucky's Glenn Cosey hits a deep three pointer, Illinois still up 22-20.

Into the second half, Illinois' Brandon Paul hits a three, putting Illinois up 34-22. Eastern Kentucky's Corey Walden drives and makes a huge dunk, Illinois still up 36-28. Brandon Paul hits another three pointer - Illinois up 50-40. The Illini claim the victory in a 66-53 win.

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