Tomorrow night Illinois and Missouri will meet in the 47th basketball game known as the Braggin' Rights. Two teams from states sharing a border, and about equal driving distance to St. Louis, this has historically been a hard fought, fan favorite game. Of course the rivalry was more intense in past years than recently when both teams have had lackluster teams. But it is still one of those games to watch just for the fun of the two state competition.
From 1980-1993 the game was held at the old Arena and when that was demolished, it went to the Scottrade Center. Illinois leads in games won over these years, 30-16. This year so far Mizzou is 5-5 and Illinois is 9-3.
We've gone to a number of these games over the years and had lots of fun watching fans from each state rib each other. The game tomorrow night will begin at 6 pm on ESPN.