Missouri ends 9-game skid vs. Illinois, wins 81-68

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ST. LOUIS (AP)—Kim English scored 24 points while matching his career best with five 3-pointers, and Missouri hounded Illinois into a season-high 22 turnovers in an 81-68 victory that ended the Tigers’ nine-year losing streak in the Braggin’ Rights game on Wednesday night.

Freshman Michael Dixon had a season-best 16 points and five assists, and J.T. Tiller had 12 points, five assists and five rebounds for the Tigers (8-3), who have won three in a row. Missouri beat Illinois (8-4) for the first time since 1999 before a raucous sellout crowd of 20,497.

Mike Tisdale had 14 points and 13 rebounds for Illinois (8-4), which has lost two straight and is 1-4 on the road or at neutral sites. Mike Davis also had a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds.

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 Illinois
Mike Tisdale Mike Tisdale
5-10,  14 Pts
13 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Missouri
Kim English Kim English
8-15,  24 Pts
6 Rebs, 1 Assists

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