2011 Missouri-Illinois Braggin' Rights Game 

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The annual Mizzou-Illinois college basketball border war was waged Thursday night at a packed Scottrade Center. The ninth-ranked and undefeated Tigers emerged victorious 78-74. Jon Gitchoff was there to get these pics.
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The Bud Light Braggin' Rights on the Scottrade Center floor.
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Mizzou's mascot getting the fans pumped up.
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Mizzou fans showing their support with hand-made signs.
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Mizzou fans showing their support with hand-made signs.
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Mizzou's band performing for the crowd.
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Missouri cheerleaders get the crowd into it.
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A lone Tigers fan surrounded by a sea of Fighting Illini faithful.
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The Illinois cheerleading squad.
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University of Illinois cheerleaders getting the fans get the crowd pumped up before the game.
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The Illinois band performing for the crowd.
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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was on hand to watch the Braggin' Rights game.
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The Golden Girls. Where's Betty White?
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And we're under way.
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Mizzou guard Kim English attempting a drive to the hoop.
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Mizzou guard Matt Pressey sinking a layup before being fouled.
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Mizzou head coach Frank Haith addresses his team during a timeout.
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The Fighting Illini's center attempts a jump shot.
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Illinois coach Bruce Webber looks on as his offense sets up a play.
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Illinois slams it home.
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Illionis fans cheering as their team makes a late comeback.
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Mizzou cheerleaders perform during a timeout.
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Mizzou fans voice their disapproval over a questionable call.
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Mizzou head coach Frank Haith doesn't agree with a called foul.
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Mizzou guard Michael Dixon attempts a drive to the basket.
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Fighting Illini fans try to distract Tigers' guard Michael Dixon as he attempts a free throw.
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Illinois guard Brandon Paul attempting an acrobatic shot.
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Illinois guard Sam Maniscalco drives to the basket.
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Illinois coach Bruce Weber instructs his team.
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Illinois cheerleaders lead their fans in chants.
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One of the impressive displays by the Illinois cheerleaders.
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Mizzou fans cheering on their team.
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Mizzou fans celebrate as the Tigers survive a late surge from the Fighting Illini.
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Mizzou fans cheering on their team.
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All he wants for Christmas is an Illini upset. Unfortunately Santa dropped the ball.
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Center Steve Moore enters the crowd to celebrate the Tigers' victory with the fans.
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The Bud Light Braggin' Rights on the Scottrade Center floor.