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Game Thread: Braggin’ Rights

The Tigers and Illini look to finish out non-conference play strong with a rivalry victory.

Missouri 63 | Illinois 88


First Half Notes

  • A hot shooting start (relatively) for both teams, but Illini seem to be a step ahead early.
  • Illinois appears to be in the open floor on every possession.
  • Kofi Cockburn is, as expected, a problem down low.
  • Tigers have cooled off.
  • Kofi Cockburn facing little resistance inside, Illini are running great sets for him as well.
  • That 7-0 run for Mizzou came out of nowhere.
  • Kobe Brown making a statement response to Cockburn with a scoring run of his own.
  • Tigers going toe-to-toe with Illinois now after a rough start.
  • Illinois responds to end the half, extending the lead back out to double digits. Illini took control from behind the arc.

Second Half Notes

  • Illinois start the half with much of the same, three straight from 3-point land.
  • Then Cockburn goes back to work inside. It’s like clockwork.
  • 26-point lead at the under 16 timeout in favor of Illinois.
  • Disparity in shooting this half would be hard for any team to overcome.
  • Just overall domination from Illinois, Mizzou has not won any battle in this game.
  • Bench players on both sides are in.

The Details

Opponent: Illinois (7-3)

Time: 8:00 p.m. CT

Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO

Is Mizzou Receiving Top 25 Votes? No

What Does Vegas Say? Mizzou +13.5

Where To Watch: Big Ten Network

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

Twitter: @MizzouHoops

Facebook: Mizzou Men’s Basketball

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Five Questions!

  1. Will the Tigers cover?
  2. Who will be the leading scorer outside of Brown?
  3. How many rebounds will Kobe Brown grab?
  4. Who is your trifecta for the game?
  5. What will the final score be?