Braggin’ Rights up for grabs in St. Louis where 9th ranked Missouri goes against 25th ranked Illinois. Mizzou looks to improve to 11-0. Illinois leads the all-time series 27-14, although Mizzou has claimed the last two games.
A win over the Fighting Illini will mark Mizzou’s sixth-ever 11-0 start to the season, the last time that happened was the 1981-82 season. Mizzou is currently one of six unbeaten teams in the nation and is the first Big 12 team to reach the 11-win mark this season.
With first-year head coach Frank Haith’s win over William & Mary on, it makes him the first Tiger coach to win his first 11 games since Craig Ruby in 1920-21.
Illinois enters the Braggin’ Rights game with an 11-1 record and on the heels of a 64-60 win over Cornell on Monday. The Fighting Illini average 69.0 points per game while shooting 44.5 percent from the floor, 32.5 percent from 3-point land and 73.0 percent from the line.
D.J. Richardson leads four players in double figures at 14.4 points. He’s joined by Meyers Leonard (13.3), Sam Maniscalco (10.9) and Brandon Paul (10.7). Leonard averages a team high 7.8 rebounds per game.