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    Illinois Falls To Missouri 81-68
    Illinois' Mike Davis, left, tries to find a way around Missouri's Michael Dixon, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)


    Illinois' Mike Davis, left, tries to find a way around Missouri's Michael Dixon, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Dec. 23, 2009

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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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