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ST. LOUIS Not many players could miss their first 15 shots and still somehow help account for 34 points and be seen as the offensive key in a possible season-defining victory.
Phil Pressey is apparently not like most players.
The talented Mizzou guard kept penetrating the lane, dishing assists and hitting three huge buckets down the stretch to overcome a horrid shooting day to lead the 12th-ranked Tigers to an impressive 82-73 win over No. 10 Illinois in the annual Braggin' Rights game at Scottrade Center.
Pressey wasn't afraid to keep letting it fly after going 0-for-8 in the first half and 0-for-15 in the first 35 minutes. But as the shots continued to miss, his impact on the game kept getting stronger thanks to a season-high 11 assists many of which came on impressive drives and dishes to open teammates.
"Even though he wasn't making shots, he was controlling the game," Missouri coach Frank Haith said. "(Mizzou forward) Laurence (Bowers) said it ...
BEST OF MAXIM
ST. LOUIS Phil Pressey stood near mid-court waving toward the Missouri crowd nearby, a cage-match survivor, the junior guard a reason why the Tigers earned their signature victory to date. This Braggin' Rights game was a pre-Christmas gift wrapped in gauze, one that may springboard the Tigers to a promising future.
No. 12 Mizzou crawled from this hardwood ring at Scottrade...
Illinois/Missouri PreviewImage Credit - Illinihq.com - Missouri's Phil Pressey guards Illinois' D.J. Richardson during the 2011 Bud Light Braggin' Rights Game.
On Saturday evening (5:00 CT), #10 Illinois (12-0) and #12 Missouri (9-1) lock up for their annual Yuletide extravaganza, in St. Louis. At the beginning of the season, no one thought this game would feature two...
A quick look at Illinois' Saturday opponent -- the Missouri Tigers.
On Saturday at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, the #12 Missouri Tigers (10-1) extended their current winning streak in the Bud Light Braggin’ Rights to four with a hard-fought 82-73 victory.