Mizzou Men’s Basketball (7-4) defeated the Illinois Fighting Illini, 63-56, at the Enterprise Center on Saturday afternoon, earning its second-consecutive Braggin’ Rights victory.
Saturday was the 50th overall meeting between Mizzou and Illinois, and the Tigers have now won consecutive games in the series for the first time since 2011-2012, and won their 14th overall Braggin’ Rights contest.
Mizzou featured three different players in double-digits, sophomore guard Xavier Pinson (14 points), sophomore guard Javon Pickett (17 points) and junior guard Dru Smith (19 points).
The smothering Mizzou defense forced 17 turnovers, the second most of the season, and held the Illini to lengthy scoring droughts on three separate occasions.
The St. Louis Blues beat the San Jose Sharks 5-2 in a rematch of last season’s Western Conference finals last night.
St. Louis won its fifth straight and improved to 16-2-3 against Western Conference opponents and 11-4-3 on the road.
Alex Pietrangelo scored twice in the third period, Jake Allen had 34 saves.
The Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears will battle in a Sunday Night Football game.
Kansas City is a six-point favorite and the over-under for total points scored is 44.5 in the latest Bears vs. Chiefs odds.
Kickoff is at 7:20.