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|Illini, Tigers Prep for Braggin' Rights Game
|ST. LOUIS (AP) -- This year's Illinois-Missouri clash has a little something extra, the nation's first matchup of the season with a pair of 10-win schools.
The game at a neutral site in St. Louis on Wednesday could have been even bigger.
Missouri (10-1) is ranked ninth, the lone setback coming in overtime against Georgetown. Illinois (10-2) tumbled nine spots to No. 21 after getting upset by Illinois-Chicago on Saturday.
Coach Bruce Weber said players showed up early for practice Sunday and stayed late, working to distance themselves from the loss while prepping for Missouri's all-court pressure tactics.
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