Illini want "Bragging Rights" over Mizzou

Published 12/21 2012 10:55PM

Updated 12/21 2012 11:05PM

WMBD/WYZZ-TV STAFF - CHAMPAIGN, IL - The "Braggin' Rights game between undefeated Illinois and once-beaten Mizzou is on Saturday. 

Illinois hasn't had much to brag about in recent years.  Missouri has won the last three "Braggin' Rights game over Illinois, and that is not sitting well with the seniors on the Illinois roster.

"Regardless of what their record is previously, I've got news for them -- it ain't gonna change," said John Groce, Illinois Head Coach. "It has no effect on saturday night's game. This is a separate game than the other three they've played."

"I want to be able to have some type of legacy at Illinios," said Brandon Paul, Illinois Guard.  "This is obviously a game that can help me do that, as well as my teammates. I think we're all focusing on one thing, especially the seniors. We want to get this one in our last go-around,"

"I want to bring the trophy back to Champaign, so does brandon and Tyler and our other teammates," said DJ Richardson. "A lot of guys are 0-and-1. Some never played in this game. It's be great for those guys to get a  win, too."

Illinois and Missouri tangle at 5 PM on Saturday.

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