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Rice turns frustration to elation for Illini fans

Rice turns frustration to elation for Illini fans
December 21, 2014

ST. LOUIS — As Saturday’s Braggin’ Rights game in St. Louis between Missouri and Illinois ticked down to its final minutes, Illinois fans were frustrated. Frustrated that the Illini were letting...

Rice’s buzzer-beater lifts Illinois over Missouri

Illinois' Rayvonte Rice (24) takes the game-winning shot during the game against Missouri at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri on Dec.20, 2014. The Illini won 62-59.
December 20, 2014

ST. LOUIS – There was little doubt the ball was going to be in Rayvonte Rice's hands. As the seconds faded off the clock, Rice fell back from beyond the arc to put up a long three. The senior guard buried...

Illini, Mizzou feed off Braggin’ Rights crowd

Missouri's Keith Shamburger (14) attempts to rile the crowd during the game against Missouri at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri on Dec.20, 2014. The Illini won 62-59.
December 20, 2014

ST. LOUIS — Rayvonte Rice was quiet for most of the first half. The Scottrade Center crowd was not. After finishing the first half with eight points, Rice carried the Illini offensively for stretches...

Braggin’ Rights game will be special, as always

Missouri's Johnathan Williams III reaches for a loose ball against Illinois' Kendrick Nunn and Jon Ekey in the second half of the 2013 Braggin' Rights game at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Illinois won last year's eidtion, 65-64. The teams will meet again Saturday.
December 20, 2014

As Illinois head coach John Groce has said, when it comes to the Braggin’ Rights game, you can throw the teams’ records out the window.  Illinois enters the annual contest at 8-3, while Missouri sits...

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