Braggin Rights Game Preview: Missouri Tigers Vs Illinois Fighting Illini

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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

It’s the weekend before Christmas and if you lived your whole life in St. Louis, you know what that means. Braggin’ Rights at the Scottrade Center. It will be the Missouri Tigers versus the Illinois Fighting Illini for the chance to be crowned the best BCS conference basketball team in St. Louis.  Here is what you need to know about the game.

Game location: Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO.

Game Time and TV: 4:30pm on ESPN2. 

Who To Watch: 

Jordan Clarkson, Missouri

Phil Pressey who? Apparently Frank Haith knew what he was doing when he got the transfer from Tulsa. The 6’5″ guard from San Antonio, Texas has filled in nicely at the point guard position and even though he has only played 10 games as a Mizzou Tiger, he is already a fan favorite. If the Tigers are going to make it 5 straight against the Illini, Clarkson must be smart with the ball and make the right decision.