COLUMBIA, Mo. – Excitement may reach an all-time high for the 37th Annual Bud Light Braggin’ Rights Game, which now has a date on the calendar. The yearly contest between Mizzou Men’s Basketball and Illinois is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 23, and will once again take place inside the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
First-year head coach Cuonzo Martin will lead the Tigers into the matchup with a strong group of returning veterans mixed with a 2017 recruiting class that is currently ranked No. 7 by Rivals.com.
Mizzou’s nonconference schedule remains nearly completed with one game date to be added. The Tigers’ announced game dates are: Iowa State (Nov. 10), Wagner (Nov. 13), at Utah (Nov. 16), vs. Long Beach State at AdvoCare Invitational (Nov. 23), at AdvoCare Invitational (Nov. 24), at AdvoCare Invitational (Nov. 26), at UCF (Nov. 30), Miami-Ohio (Dec. 5), Green Bay (Dec. 9), North Florida (Dec. 16), Stephen F. Austin (Dec. 19) and vs. Illinois (Dec. 23).