Braggin' Rights: A look back

Braggin' Rights: A look back

Dec. 10, 1980: Illinois 84, No. 14 Missouri 62

Dec. 8, 1981: No. 13 Missouri 78, Illinois 68 (OT)
Many thought Ricky Frazier’s breakaway dunk in regulation sealed it, but he was hit with a technical for hanging on the rim, allowing Illinois to tie it with four seconds left. The Tigers eventually prevailed behind 28 points from Frazier and 15 overtime free throws.

Dec. 28, 1983: No. 20 Illinois 66, Missouri 60

Dec. 6, 1984: No. 7 Illinois 65, Missouri 50

Dec. 21, 1985: No. 15 Illinois 67, Missouri 55

Dec. 23, 1986: No. 9 Illinois 92, Missouri 74

Dec. 22, 1987: Illinois 75, No. 17 Missouri 63

Dec. 19, 1988: No. 5 Illinois 87, No. 10 Missouri 84
Illini trailed by as many as 18 and were down one with a minute to go. But Kenny Battle, who scored 19 of his 28 points in the second half, made a pair of free throws with 26 seconds left to retake the lead and lead the comeback for the Flyin’ Illini.

Dec. 20, 1989: No. 5 Illinois 101, No. 4 Missouri 93

Dec. 19, 1990: Illinois 84, Missouri 81
Despite getting his nose bloodied by Missouri’s Doug Smith, Andy Kaufmann set a school record by nailing seven three-pointers en route to a 33-point, seven-assist night in a game that saw the lead change more than a dozen times in the second half.

Dec. 23, 1991: No. 16 Missouri 61, Illinois 44

Dec. 23, 1992: Missouri 66, Illinois 65

Dec. 22, 1993: Missouri 108, No. 19 Illinois 107 (3OT)

Dec. 22, 1994: Missouri 76, No. 23 Illinois 58

Dec. 20, 1995: No. 14 Illinois 96, No. 15 Missouri 85 (OT)
Garris made amends for his missed free throws two years earlier, making 15 of 16 from the stripe en route to scoring 23 points. He also had eight rebounds and eight assists. Jerry Hester sealed the win with a dunk late in the overtime that saw him bury two threes.

Dec. 28, 1996: Illinois 85, Missouri 69

Dec. 23, 1997: Missouri 75, Illinois 69

Dec. 22, 1998: No. 15 Missouri 67, Illinois 62

Dec. 21, 1999: Missouri 78, No. 15 Illinois 72

Dec. 21, 2000: No. 5 Illinois 86, Missouri 81 (OT)
In Bill Self’s first Braggin’ Rights game, Brian Cook scored 25 points, but it was Frank Williams who was the hero. The Peoria point guard, who scored 14 of his 18 points in the last 25 minutes, twice tied the game in the final 90 seconds of regulation with buckets. His three-point play in overtime sealed it.

Dec. 22, 2001: No. 9 Illinois 72, No. 8 Missouri 61

Dec. 21, 2002: No. 12 Illinois 85, No. 11 Missouri 70

Dec. 23, 2003: No. 21 Illinois 71, No. 11 Missouri 70
Like Lon Kruger and Self before him, Bruce Weber won his Braggin’ Rights debut despite seeing his team’s 21-point lead evaporate when Missouri tied it at 67 late. Nick Smith had an assist and a steal in the final 90 seconds to preserve the victory.

Dec. 22, 2004: No. 1 Illinois 70, Missouri 64

Dec. 21, 2005: No. 6 Illinois 82, Missouri 50
The game will be remembered as the final Braggin’ Rights game in which Dee Brown and James Augustine played, but more notably as the final one for Missouri coach Quin Snyder, who was dumped with a tub of popcorn by an angry fan afterward.

Dec. 19, 2006: Illinois 73, Missouri 70

Dec. 22, 2007: Illinois 59, Missouri 58

Dec. 23, 2008: Illinois 75, No. 25 Missouri 59

Dec. 23, 2009: Missouri 81, Illinois 68
Missouri’s first win in the series since just before the turn of the century, the Scottrade Center folks blasted Prince’s hit “1999” after Kim English erupted for 24 points and six rebounds.

Dec. 22, 2010: No. 9 Missouri 75, No. 21 Illinois 64

Dec. 22, 2011: No. 8 Missouri 78, No. 25 Illinois 74
To this point in his career, Joseph Bertrand had scored in double figures once, but the third-year sophomore erupted for 19 on 9-for-9 shooting, surprising Illinois fans and the college basketball world. But four Tigers scored in double figures to hold off the Illini.

Dec. 22, 2012: No. 12 Missouri 82, No. 10 Illinois 73

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