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Cockburn, Plummer lead llinois past Missouri 88-63

Kofi Cockburn scored 25 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for his fifth straight double-double and Illinois breezed to an 88-63 victory over Missouri on Wednesday night in the 41st edition of the Braggin' Rights game.


It was the 35th double-double of Cockburn's career. Cockburn came into the game averaging 21.4 points per game.


Alfonso Plummer pitched in with 22 points for Illinois. However, he saw his run of 35 straight made free throws end on his third attempt against Missouri (6-6). Trent Frazier added 15 points.


Cockburn and Plummer both scored 10 points to help the Illini take a 40-26 lead at halftime. Illinois flirted with its largest margin of victory in the series - a 32-point win in 2005 - before Missouri scored the final eight points of the game.


Illinois shot 57% overall and 48% from beyond the arc (12 of 25). It was the sixth straight game that the Illini have made at least 11 3-pointers. 


Jarron Coleman led Missouri with 16 points off the bench. Kobe Brown scored 13, but he made just 5 of 17 shots, including 1 of 7 from distance. Trevon Brazile scored 11.

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