Found December 22, 2011 on STLSportsMinute:
During the first half of the 2011 version of the University of Missouri and University of Illinois annual "Braggin' Rights" game in St. Louis, things looked as though they could get out of hand on multiple occasions.  Frank Haith's high octane offense was hitting on all cylinders as the Tigers jumped out to 41-30 half time lead. Yet despite multiple opportunities to push the margin much higher, Mizzou's offense, and defensive pressure for that matter, stalled, and Illinois made a late charge, overcoming a 15 point deficit to tie the score at 64 a piece with 5:06 remaining in the contest. With the lead changing hands on multiple occasions down the stretch, Mizzou got a pair of huge plays from senior forward Ricardo Ratliffe and was able to hold on for a 78-74 victory and claim "Braggin' Rights" for the third consecutive season. During the last two minutes of play Ratliffe was able to find the handle on a pair of loose balls under the basket on t...
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