Missouri Defeats Illinois 82-73 - Recap

Missouri got a 23-point performance from Laurence Bowers, who added 10 rebounds as Missouri ran past Illinois 82-73 on Saturday at Scottrade Center.

Missouri was the ATS victor, as they covered the 2-point spread as a favorite.

Jabari Brown had 18 points for Missouri and Alex Oriakhi chipped in with 13 points. Phil Pressey had 11 assists for them, while Alex Oriakhi was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 14 boards.

Illinois got 23 points from Brandon Paul in a losing cause and another 14 points from Tyler Griffey. Brandon Paul contributed 5 assists for them, while Nnanna Egwu had 9 rebounds.

Missouri led at halftime, 41-35.

Missouri won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 58-35.