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GAME THREAD: MISSOURI VS ILLINOIS

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Check in for halftime and postgame stats and updates

NCAA Basketball: Illinois at Missouri Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

IT’S TIME FOR BRAGGIN RIGHTS BABY. ENOUGH SAID.

End of the game: The Tigers won 81-78 in a classic Braggin Rights matchup. Missouri turned in a great team performance to get the W against the Fighting Illini. Cuonzo Martin and the Tigers are now 5-0 on the season.

2nd Half Notes

Mizzou FG%: 47

Illinois FG%: 53

Mizzou 3PT: 2-10

Illinois 3PT: 1-5

Team Fouls: Missouri-13 Illinois-13

Mizzou FT: 100% (10-15)

Illinois FT: 53% (8-11)

Mizzou Turnovers: 9

Illinois Turnovers: 7

Leading scorer: Ayo Dosunmu (36)

Assist leader: Xavier Pinson (5)

Rebounds: Mizzou- 16 Illinois- 15

At the Half: The Tigers lead 49-41. Mizzou is perfect from the charity stripe through the first 20 minutes and it’s a BIG reason why their hanging onto their lead. The Tigers were efficient on offense, nearly putting up half a century in the first half. Still, there hasn’t been any answer for Ayo Dosunmu, who has a game high 15 points.

1st Half Notes

Mizzou FG%: 54

Illinois FG%: 56

Mizzou 3PT: 3-10

Illinois 3PT: 2-8

Team Fouls: Missouri-14 Illinois-12

Mizzou FT: 100% (16-16)

Illinois FT: 53% (9-17)

Mizzou Turnovers: 9

Illinois Turnovers: 6

Leading scorer: Ayo Dosunmu (15)

Assist leader: Xavier Pinson (5)

Rebounds: Mizzou- 19 Illinois- 11

ILLINOIS PREVIEW

The Details

Opponent: Fighting Illinois (4-1)

Time: 7:00 p.m. CT

Where: Mizzou Arena

Is Mizzou Receiving Top 25 Votes? YES

What Does Vegas Say? Illinois, -3.5

Where To Watch: ESPNU

Radio: Tiger Radio Network // Sirius/XM -119/199

Twitter: @MizzouHoops

Facebook: Mizzou Men’s Basketball

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Five Questions!

  1. Will Mizzou turn it over more than 6 times in the first half?
  2. Will the Tigers make their first three pointer attempted?
  3. How many points between all three Smiths?
  4. Who is your trifecta for the game?
  5. What will the final score be?