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Illinois Looks to Continue Braggin' Rights Against Mizzou
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Illinois' nine-game winning streak in the annual "Braggin' Rights" game is not weighing heavily on Missouri players. Not at all.

Sophomore guard Marcus Denmon was on the losing end of a 75-59 rout last December, and that's all he knows heading into Wednesday night's annual holiday season matchup.

Illinois (8-3) knocked Missouri out of the Top 25 last year, leads the neutral site series 20-8 and last lost in 1999 when Lon Kruger and Quin Snyder prowled the sidelines.

Illinois isn't in much of a bragging mood, though, after losing 70-67 at Georgia on Saturday to end a four-game winning streak.

Missouri (7-3) is coming off an 88-70 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday.

Coverage of the Illini-Missouri game begins at 8 p-m on WGIL AM 1400.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. WGIL Sports Contributed to this Report)
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