The Missouri Tigers will face the Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday in a rivalry game between two of the best teams in college basketball. It will be the 32nd installment of the Braggin' Rights game in St. Louis, played prior to the holidays by Mizzou and Illinois every year.
Illinois has historically been the better team when playing games against Missouri, while under the Braggin' Rights title or not, with a 27-15 all-time advantage in the series. Mizzou took down Illinois in the most recent installment of the series in 2011, winning 78-74 while ranked No. 9 in the nation. Currently, the Tigers are riding a three-game winning streak in the series, going back to 2009. Prior to the recent resurgence by the Tigers, Illinois had taken nine straight.
Both teams come into the game this year with high rankings, Mizzou being No. 12 and Illinois being No. 10 after a combined 21-1 start for the two teams.
The game will be at 5 p.m. CT at the Scottrade Center.