RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Jabari Brown hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 55.1 seconds left to help Number 25 Missouri beat North Carolina State 68-64 Saturday night.

Brown's 3 over Wolfpack freshman Anthony Barber was the biggest shot in a back-and-forth final 4 minutes that saw the teams trade the lead three times in Raleigh.

CHICAGO (AP) - Rayvonte Rice led a furious second-half comeback on Saturday, scoring 28 points as the University of Illinois defeated the University of Illinois-Chicago 74-60. Trailing by 10 at halftime, the Fighting Illini went on an 8-0 run over the first 1:04 of the second half to seize momentum.

Local College Basketball

Culver Stockton defeats William Woods, 93 to 81

Boys HS Basketball

Moberly Area Shootout

Sturgeon: 83  Highland: 57

In Illinois tournament action: Quincy Notre Dame takes two…defeating St. Thomas Moore 70 to 63, and squeaking past  Fieldcrest 52 to 51

Quincy High edges Collinsville 49 to 46

In the Consolation Championship game,  Decatur MacArthur 65  Quincy High 49

Griggsville Perry 62,  Southwestern 56

Illini West 46  Pittsfield 38

In the Consolation Championship game,  West Hancock 46  Illini West 40

Payson Seymour 59, West Prairie 31

Unity over Southeastern, 50 to 30

Girls Basketball:

Moberly Area Shootout

Highland: 60 Wellsville: 27

Illinois Side:
Illini West: 51 Canton: 42

Abingdon: 38 Pittsfield: 27

In Hockey, The Blues bested the Blackhawks Saturday night.  St. Louis Blues 6  Blackhawks 5.


ST. LOUIS (AP) - Rookie receiver and kick returner Tavon Austin returned to practice for the St. Louis Rams, and coach Jeff Fisher said he was encouraged with his progress.

Fisher said Friday he would list Austin, selected eighth overall in the last draft, as "questionable" today when the Rams close out the regular season at Seattle against the Seahawks . Kickoff 2:25 this afternoon.

Kansas City @ San Diego

Green Bay is at Chicago

Tigers to Play in Cotton Bowl

Cotton Bowl action comes to KHMO Friday, January 3rd.  Missouri takes on Oklahoma State.  Pregame begins at 4:30 p.m.