ST. LOUIS (AP) - Laurence Bowers had 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead Number 12 Missouri over 10th ranked Illinois 82-73 in the annual Braggin' Rights game yesterday.
Alex Oriakhi added 13 points and 14 rebounds as the Tigers won their fourth straight in the 32-year-old series. Brandon Paul led the Illini with 23 points in St. Louis.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Will Spradling had 17 points and five assists, including one that set up Shane Southwell's 3-pointer in the closing minutes, and Kansas State beat 8th ranked Florida 67-61 last night. Rodney McGruder added 13 points and Jordan Henriquez had nine points and five blocks for the Wildcats, who watched a 10-point halftime lead evaporate before pulling away in the final minutes.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Redshirt freshman Ben McLemore scored 22 points and 9th ranked Kansas proved it was more than just a bully at home by beating seventh-ranked Ohio State 74-66 in Columbus. The Jayhawks beta the Buckeyes in a 64-62 thriller in last year's NCAA semifinals. Jeff Withey added 14 points and 10 rebounds for KU yesterday in Columbus.
High School Girls Basketball
QHS 64 West Hancock 53
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Atlanta 92, Chicago 75
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Indianapolis at Kansas City noon
St. Louis at Tampa Bay, 12 p.m.
Chicago at Arizona, 3:15 p.m.