Illinois v.s. Missouri: Braggin’ Rights Game By the Numbers

Dec 22, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; The Missouri Tigers celebrate their victory over the Illinois Fighting Illini at the Scottrade Center. Missouri defeated Illinois 82-73. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Game:

Illinois Fighting Illini v.s. #23 Missouri Tigers

4:30 p.m. CST

Series:

  • Illini lead 27-16
  • Last Meeting: #12 Missouri 82, #10 Illinois 73 (Dec. 22, 2012 // St. Louis)
  • Streak: Mizzou W-4
  • Groce v.s. Mizzou: 0-1
  • Missouri when ranked: 6-9
  • At Scottrade Center: Illinois leads 11-8
  • Closest margin: 1 point, four times (1992, 1993, 2003 and 2007)

Game Notes:

  • Today’s game will mark the 33rd annual Bud Light Braggin’ Rights game. Illinois owns a 20-12 advantage over Missouri in the annual rivalry game played in downtown St. Louis.
  • The Fighting Illini are entering the game unranked for the first time in four years and are 7-6 in the series when unranked.
  • On the other hand, Missouri comes into the game ranked for the fourth straight year. Illinois is 9-6 in the Braggin’ Rights game when the Tigers come in ranked in the Top 25.
  • Illinois is 4-8 against ranked opponents under head coach John Groce.

Stats:

Illinois

  • Points Per Game: 218th (71.5)
  • Rebounds Per Game: 120th (37.4)
  • Assists Per Game: 224th  (12.2)
  • Field Goal Pct: 179th (.448)

Missouri

  • Points Per Game: 56th (79.0)
  • Rebounds Per Game: 30th (40.8)
  • Assists Per Game: 279th  (11.4)
  • Field Goal Pct: 18th (.497)

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Topics: Braggin' Rights Game, Illinois Fighting Illini

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