Tigers Take Down Illinois 81-68

MUTIGERS.COM Missouri's Kim English, left, celebrates after hitting a shot as he walks past Illinois' Brandon Paul during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, in St. Louis. English scored 24 points to lead Missouri to an 81-68 victory. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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Missouri's Kim English, left, celebrates after hitting a shot as he walks past Illinois' Brandon Paul during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, in St. Louis. English scored 24 points to lead Missouri to an 81-68 victory. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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Dec. 23, 2009

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Kim English scored 24 points while matching his career best with five 3-pointers, and Missouri hounded Illinois into a season-high 22 turnovers in an 81-68 victory that ended the Tigers' nine-year losing streak in the Braggin' Rights game on Wednesday night.

Freshman Michael Dixon had a season-best 16 points and five assists, and J.T. Tiller had 12 points, five assists and five rebounds for the Tigers (8-3), who have won three in a row. Missouri beat Illinois (8-4) for the first time since 1999 before a raucous sellout crowd of 20,497.

Mike Tisdale had 14 points and 13 rebounds for Illinois (8-4), which has lost two straight and is 1-4 on the road or at neutral sites. Mike Davis also had a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds.


 

 

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