MIZZ Missouri Tigers 79
Missouri Tigers Missouri Overall (8-3)
ATS (6-4)
O/U (5-5)
December 22 2018
- BTN
ILL Illinois Fighting Illini 63
Illinois Fighting Illini Illinois Overall (4-8)
ATS (4-7)
O/U (6-5)
Final
Money Line Total: 140½ Spread ATS
12
667 Missouri Tigers -110 Under -110 (PICK) -110 Cover: 16
3940
668 Illinois Fighting Illini -110 Over -110 (PICK) -110 OVER: 142
3528
Final
Money Line Total: 140½ Spread ATS
667 MIZZ -110 Under: -110 (PICK) -110 Cover: 16
668 ILL -110 Over: -110 (PICK) -110 OVER: 142
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
12/22/2018
6:03 PM
MIZZ
-110
ILL
-110
12/22/2018
11:12 AM
ILL
-115
MIZZ
-105
12/22/2018
11:03 AM
MIZZ
-110
ILL
-110
12/22/2018
10:57 AM
MIZZ
-120
ILL
EVEN
12/22/2018
9:33 AM
MIZZ
-125
ILL
+105
12/22/2018
9:24 AM
MIZZ
-125
ILL
+105
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/22/2018
6:03 PM
MIZZ(PICK)
-110
ILL
-110
12/22/2018
11:12 AM
ILL(-1)
-110
MIZZ
-110
12/22/2018
11:03 AM
MIZZ(PICK)
-110
ILL
-110
12/22/2018
10:57 AM
MIZZ(-1)
-110
ILL
-110
12/22/2018
9:33 AM
MIZZ(-1.5)
-110
ILL
-110
12/22/2018
9:24 AM
MIZZ(-1.5)
-110
ILL
-110
12/22/2018
7:18 AM
MIZZ(-1.5)
-110
ILL
-110
12/21/2018
8:24 PM
MIZZ(-1)
-110
ILL
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/22/2018
6:03 PM
140½
-110
140½
-110
12/22/2018
11:12 AM
140½
-110
140½
-110
12/22/2018
11:03 AM
140½
-110
140½
-110
12/22/2018
10:57 AM
140½
-110
140½
-110
12/22/2018
9:33 AM
140½
-110
140½
-110
Recap

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri basketball coach Cuonzo Martin is from Illinois, and he has stocked his roster with five scholarship players from his home state. They will enjoy their trips home for Christmas a little more after the Tigers beat Illinois 79-63 Saturday night.

Sophomore forward Jeremiah Tilmon and freshman guard Javon Pickett, who both signed letters of intent with Illinois out of high school before switching their allegiance to Missouri, had big nights. Tilmon scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Pickett added 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting from the field. Jordan Geist led the Tigers with 20 points and seven assists.

Missouri (8-3) ended a five-game losing streak to Illinois (4-8) in the annual Braggin' Rights rivalry. Martin had spent the previous week downplaying the importance of the game, but he said afterward he considers Illinois to be Missouri's biggest basketball rival. He said last year's loss to the Illini caused him to have a "miserable Christmas."

"I've always watched this game from afar, and now to be a part of it, it's a tremendous atmosphere," said Martin, who is in his second year coaching Missouri. "It's bigger than just another game."

Trent Frazier led the Illini with 28 points, and Giorgi Bezhanishvili and Aaron Jordan added 10 points each.

Boos rained on Tilmon and Pickett from the Illinois side of the arena, but the loudest boos were directed at Missouri's Mark Smith, who played for the Illini last year before transferring. Smith scored just five points on 2-of-8 shooting.

"I heard them, for sure," Tilmon said of the boos.

Geist and Frazier carried their teams in the first half. Frazier made 5 of 6 shots from 3-point range and had 17 points at halftime. Geist hit 3-pointers on three straight possessions and drew two charges to help the Tigers grab a 39-35 halftime lead.

Frazier put Illinois in front for the first time since the first half when he drove to the left block and kissed a shot off the glass with 7:43 left in the game. But Tilmon put Missouri right back in the lead at 58-56 with a dunk and free throw on the next possession and the Tigers pulled away.

"Give Missouri credit, they made just about every play in those last seven minutes," Illinois coach Brad Underwood said.

FEISTY GEIST

Since arriving at Missouri two years ago as a lightly regarded junior college transfer, Geist earned a reputation as a feisty player who gets under the skin of opponents. That side was evident early, when he and Illinois' Ayo Dosunmu were both hit with technical fouls after they got into a dispute.

The difference between his sophomore and senior years is that Geist is now far more than an agitator. He is Missouri's leading scorer at 13.4 points per game.

"Geist was the difference for them," Underwood said. "That's a young man who played seven minutes and had four turnovers last year."

Geist, a point guard, committed only two turnovers against the Illini's pressure defense.

TALE OF TWO HALVES

After missing just one 3-point attempt in the first half, Frazier cooled off in the second half, making just 1 of 7 from 3-point range. He also missed the front end of a one-and-one free throw opportunity while Missouri went on its late-game run. The Illini made just 7 of 14 free throws as a team.

"I was getting a little fatigued," Frazier said. "In the second half, they made an adjustment trying to keep the ball out of my hands. I've got to be better than that. Tired is no excuse for me."

BIG PICTURE

Illinois: The Illini are off to their worst start since the 1974-75 season, when they also started 4-8 on their way to an 8-18 mark in Gene Bartow's only season as coach. With eight scholarship newcomers on the roster and a nonconference schedule loaded with high-major opponents, the rough start hasn't been totally unexpected.

Missouri: Hopes shrank for the Tigers when do-it-all sophomore forward Jontay Porter suffered a season-ending knee injury in an October scrimmage. After starting the season 3-3, they have won five straight — including victories over UCF, Xavier and now Illinois — raising the possibility that this won't be the rebuilding season many expected.

UP NEXT

Illinois: The Illini return to action Saturday with a home game against Florida Atlantic.

Missouri: The Tigers will complete their nonconference schedule with Saturday's home game against Morehead State.

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Matchup
Tigers Overall
W/L 8-3
ATS 6-4
Pts For 68.5
Pts Against 63.4
Total 5-5
Tigers Away
W/L 2-2
ATS 2-2
Pts For 65.0
Pts Against 68.3
Total 2-2
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-22
7:00 PM
at Illinois W 79-63 W (PICK) O (140.5)
12-18
6:00 PM
Xavier W 71-56 W (2) U (131.5)
12-7
6:00 PM
Oral Roberts W 80-64 L (-16.5) O (133)
12-4
7:00 PM
Texas-Arlington W 65-45 W (-12) U (134)
12-2
2:00 PM
UCF W 64-62 W (3.5) U (128.5)
11-27
8:00 PM
Temple L 79-77 L (-1.5) O (131)
11-19
6:45 PM
at Kansas State L 82-67 L (8.5) O (130)
11-18
4:30 PM
Oregon State W 69-63 W (3) O (130)
11-16
2:15 PM
at Kennesaw State W 55-52 W (17) U (127.5)
11-9
6:00 PM
at Iowa State L 76-59 L (6.5) U (142)
Avg. Points For 68.6
Avg. Points Against 64.2
ATS 6-4
Over/Under 5-5
Fighting Illini Overall
W/L 4-8
ATS 4-7
Pts For 74.9
Pts Against 75.2
Total 6-5
Fighting Illini Home
W/L 4-6
ATS 3-6
Pts For 76.5
Pts Against 75.1
Total 5-4
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-22
7:00 PM
Missouri L 79-63 L (PICK) O (140.5)
12-15
1:00 PM
East Tennessee State W 73-55 W (-6.5) U (147.5)
12-8
1:00 PM
UNLV W 77-74 L (-6.5) O (148.5)
12-5
6:00 PM
Ohio State L 77-67 L (5) O (143)
12-2
4:00 PM
at Nebraska L 75-60 L (13) U (147.5)
11-27
6:00 PM
at Notre Dame L 76-74 W (6) O (149)
11-25
1:00 PM
MVSU W 86-67
11-21
8:00 PM
Xavier L 83-74 L (1) U (162.5)
11-20
4:00 PM
Iowa State L 84-68 L (PICK) U (153)
11-19
10:30 PM
Gonzaga L 84-78 W (15.5) U (167)
Avg. Points For 72.0
Avg. Points Against 75.4
ATS 3-6
Over/Under 4-5
Scoring
Illinois
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Trent Frazier (G) 32:0010-20 50%6-13 46.2%2-3 66.7%0111022028
Giorgi Bezhanishvili (F) 29:004-9 44.4%0-3 0%2-2 100%1720023010
Aaron Jordan (G) 29:003-5 60%2-3 66.7%2-2 100%2502001010
Kipper Nichols (F) 35:003-11 27.3%0-6 0%1-3 33.3%141002307
Andres Feliz (G) 20:003-5 60%0-0 0%0-2 0%001102306
Ayo Dosunmu (G) 17:001-5 20%0-2 0%0-0 0%120004402
Da'Monte Williams (G) 19:000-3 0%0-2 0%0-0 0%130000000
Adonis De La Rosa (C) 7:000-1 0%0-0 0%0-1 0%120001100
Samba Kane (C) 5:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-1 0%121010000
Tyler Underwood (G) 5:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%010001000
Alan Griffin (G) 2:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Drew Cayce (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Zach Griffith (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Anthony Higgs (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Tevian Jones (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Samson Oladimeji (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Missouri
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Jordan Geist (G) 36:006-15 40%4-8 50%4-4 100%0671023020
Javon Pickett (G) 29:007-8 87.5%2-2 100%0-0 0%1410023016
Jeremiah Tilmon (F) 28:007-11 63.6%0-0 0%2-3 66.7%31200233016
Kevin Puryear (F) 30:003-5 60%2-2 100%0-2 0%134002408
Xavier Pinson (G) 10:002-5 40%1-2 50%2-2 100%112202307
Mark Smith (G) 35:002-8 25%1-3 33.3%0-0 0%061111305
Torrence Watson (G) 16:001-4 25%1-4 25%0-0 0%010001003
Reed Nikko (F) 9:001-1 100%0-0 0%0-0 0%021101202
Mitchell Smith (F) 6:001-1 100%0-0 0%0-0 0%000001002
K.J. Santos (F) 1:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Parker Braun (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Brooks Ford (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Christian Guess (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jontay Porter (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Dru Smith (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Ronnie Suggs (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Cullen VanLeer (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Adam Wolf (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Evan Yerkes (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
1st Half
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/22/2018
3:36 PM
ILL(PICK)
-110
MIZZ
-110
12/22/2018
11:03 AM
ILL(PICK)
-110
MIZZ
-110
12/22/2018
10:03 AM
MIZZ(-.5)
-110
ILL
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/22/2018
3:36 PM
66
-110
66
-110
12/22/2018
11:03 AM
66½
-110
66½
-110
12/22/2018
10:03 AM
66½
-110
66½
-110
2nd Half
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/22/2018
8:18 PM
ILL(-1)
-120
MIZZ
EVEN
12/22/2018
8:15 PM
ILL(-1)
-110
MIZZ
-110
12/22/2018
8:09 PM
ILL(-1.5)
-110
MIZZ
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/22/2018
8:18 PM
75
-110
75
-110
12/22/2018
8:15 PM
75
-110
75
-110
12/22/2018
8:09 PM
75
-110
75
-110