ST. LOUIS (AP) Illinois left the game in Rayvonte Rice's hands. He didn't need much of an opening.
Rice held the ball for the last shot and hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer over two defenders for the last of his 19 points, giving the Fighting Illini a 62-59 victory over Missouri in the annual Braggin' Rights game on Saturday.
"Ray obviously in the second half was an absolute monster on both ends of the court," coach John Groce said. "I felt like he had that look in his eyes. We drew up a lot of things for him."