December 23, 2011

2011 Missouri-Illinois Braggin' Rights Game

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.
Jon Gitchoff
The Bud Light Braggin' Rights on the Scottrade Center floor.
Mizzou's mascot getting the fans pumped up.
Jon Gitchoff
Mizzou's mascot getting the fans pumped up.
Mizzou fans showing their support with hand-made signs.
Jon Gitchoff
Mizzou fans showing their support with hand-made signs.
Mizzou fans showing their  support with hand-made signs.
Jon Gitchoff
Mizzou fans showing their support with hand-made signs.
Mizzou's band performing for the crowd.
Jon Gitchoff
Mizzou's band performing for the crowd.
Missouri cheerleaders get the crowd into it.
Jon Gitchoff
Missouri cheerleaders get the crowd into it.
A lone Tigers fan surrounded by a sea of Fighting Illini faithful.
Jon Gitchoff
A lone Tigers fan surrounded by a sea of Fighting Illini faithful.
The Illinois cheerleading squad.
Jon Gitchoff
The Illinois cheerleading squad.
University of Illinois cheerleaders getting the fans get the crowd pumped up before the game.
Jon Gitchoff
University of Illinois cheerleaders getting the fans get the crowd pumped up before the game.
The Illinois band performing for the crowd.
Jon Gitchoff
The Illinois band performing for the crowd.