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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:10 PM   #1
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Game 13: #10 Illinois (12-0) vs #12 Missouri (9-1)

Saturday, December 22nd

Scottrade Center, St. Louis

Time: 5:00pm CT

TV: ESPN2




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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:14 PM   #2
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Don't know if I can wait a whole 6 days for this
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:17 PM   #3
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Don't know if I can wait a whole 6 days for this
Here is the problem. Until you get a DeLorean, you are stuck with waiting. :laugh:

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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:19 PM   #4
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It'll be a great game......Illini take it in front a sold-out crowd.

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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:36 PM   #5
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well, certainly don't think we'll have to worry about our guys playing hard, so that's nice.

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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:48 PM   #6
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Can't wait for Saturday! I'll be there, in the flesh, to see the Illini go to 13-0!
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:51 PM   #7
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:53 PM   #8
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:55 PM   #9
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wanted to go so bad but it would have required me missing my graduation ceremony .... mommy would not have been a happy camper

ps--does anyone ever post in the comments sections of illini games on ESPN? there has been this one dude (i call him troll kitty) on every single one of our games this year, saying how we would lose every one.

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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:57 PM   #10
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 08:00 PM   #11
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I think they play loose. Finals will be over, made it through the trap games, already 12-0

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Old Dec 16, 2012, 08:09 PM   #12
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Some series stats courtesy of the Braggin' Rights wiki page...
  • Series Record: Illinois leads 20-11
  • Current Streak: Missouri, 3 wins
  • Illinois when ranked: 13-5
  • Missouri when ranked: 5-9
  • When both teams are ranked: Illinois leads 6-2
  • Illinois when unranked: 7-6
  • Missouri when unranked: 6-11
  • When both teams are unranked: Illinois leads 4-3
  • In overtime games: Tied 2-2
  • At the St. Louis Arena: Illinois led 9-4
  • At Scottrade Center: Illinois leads 11-7
  • Illinois' longest winning streak: 9 (2000-08)
  • Missouri's longest winning streak: 4 (1991-94)
  • Illinois' largest winning margin: 32 points (2005)
  • Missouri's largest winning margin: 18 points (1994)
  • Closest margin: 1 point, three times in regulation (1992, 2003, 2007) and once in three overtimes (1993)

Go Illini! BEAT MIZZOU!
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 08:16 PM   #13
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I think they play loose. Finals will be over, made it through the trap games, already 12-0

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I think you're right. I mean really, what have we got to lose? 12-1 w/ a loss against a top 15 team wouldn't be HORRIBLE, and 13-0 doesn't sound bad either! :laugh:
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 08:31 PM   #14
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I know how jacked this team is for this game... they're going to play with 200% energy all game long.

Hopefully that doesn't give them jitters and make them play bad, similar to the start of the Gonzaga game

but the guys on this team so badly want to beat Missouri, I think they will themselves to a victory.

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Old Dec 16, 2012, 08:35 PM   #15
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I have been on the losing side of this rivalry the last 4 years. I attended Mizzou and Illinois beat us. My three years at U of I we lost. I really could use a win, my Mizzou friends have been talking smack for far too long.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 08:36 PM   #16
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..... the guys on this team so badly want to beat Missouri, I think they will themselves to a victory.
^^^^^This^^^^^ Senior pride will rule the day and Illinois comes away with a win.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 08:38 PM   #17
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I have been on the losing side of this rivalry the last 4 years. I attended Mizzou and Illinois beat us. My three years at U of I we lost. I really could use a win, my Mizzou friends have been talking smack for far too long.
I'm trying to decide if we can trust your judgement anymore now knowing you went to Mizzou for a year.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 08:40 PM   #18
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I'm trying to decide if we can trust your judgement anymore now knowing you went to Mizzou for a year.
Haha, I quickly realized the mistake I had made and tranfered to Illinois. Although Mizzou's basketball team my freshmen year was a thrill beating both Kansas and Oklahoma (with Blake Griffin) at home. Made it to the Elite 8. What I would give for Illinois to be at that level again. Looks to be headed in that direction.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 08:59 PM   #19
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This will be my first Braggin Rights game and I cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 09:09 PM   #20
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I have been on the losing side of this rivalry the last 4 years. I attended Mizzou and Illinois beat us. My three years at U of I we lost. I really could use a win, my Mizzou friends have been talking smack for far too long.
It seems like you at least realized the error of your ways, and have repented

In all seriousness, I am so looking forward to this game. I never expected us to be 12-0, and a win over Mizzou would be an amazing holiday gift to silence the doubters
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 09:17 PM   #21
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Why do I feel like our team is hiking up a hill that just keeps on going up? "Just get past Butler, it'll be a great win and good national exposure." "Just get past Georgia Tech, it'll be a good win on ESPN." "Just get past Gonzaga, it'll silence the doubters." "Just get past undefeated Eastern Kentucky, and continue the win streak." "Just get past Missouri, it will be a great gift to silence the doubters." Next it'll be "just get past Auburn, it'll snap the United Center curse," and then, "just get past #7 Ohio State, it'll be a statement win." If there's some kind of a hump we're trying to finally climb over, where is it? I understand the Mizzou win would be huge, but when are these "just get past THIS ONE game" statements going to stop?
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 09:29 PM   #22
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Why do I feel like our team is hiking up a hill that just keeps on going up? "Just get past Butler, it'll be a great win and good national exposure." "Just get past Georgia Tech, it'll be a good win on ESPN." "Just get past Gonzaga, it'll silence the doubters." "Just get past undefeated Eastern Kentucky, and continue the win streak." "Just get past Missouri, it will be a great gift to silence the doubters." Next it'll be "just get past Auburn, it'll snap the United Center curse," and then, "just get past #7 Ohio State, it'll be a statement win." If there's some kind of a hump we're trying to finally climb over, where is it? I understand the Mizzou win would be huge, but when are these "just get past THIS ONE game" statements going to stop?
Not a bad philosophy, is it? Keeps everyone focused on the task at hand.

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Old Dec 16, 2012, 09:30 PM   #23
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Not a bad philosophy, is it? Keeps everyone focused on the task at hand.
But isn't there ever going to just be a breath-of-relief game? Why does almost every game now have to be "the penultimate game that if we lose it's bad news and if we win it's huge" game?
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But isn't there ever going to just be a breath-of-relief game? Why does almost every game now have to be "the penultimate game that if we lose it's bad news and if we win it's huge" game?
Are you a Cubs fan?

If so then I think you probably already know the answer to your question
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 09:33 PM   #25
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This will be my first Braggin Rights game and I cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hate you, who are you going with?

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