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Braggin' Rights tickets on sale Nov. 3     Send a link to a friend

[OCT. 31, 2003]  ST. LOUIS -- The excitement is rising once again for the 23rd annual Busch Braggin' Rights Missouri vs. Illinois basketball game, which will be at the Savvis Center on Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 8 p.m. This spirited matchup between long-standing rivals, the Missouri Tigers and Illinois Fighting Illini, continues to be one of the hottest tickets of the year, as the game perennially fills Savvis Center with sold-out crowds.

With the majority of tickets for this event sold through the University of Missouri and the University of Illinois, a limited number of seats are available for sale to the general public.

Tickets will go on sale Monday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m., and are $45, $35 and $30. A limit of four tickets per person may be purchased on the first day of ticket sales.

Tickets may be purchased at the box office at Savvis Center; at all Ticketmaster ticket centers, including Famous Barr, Streetside Records and the BlueNote Sports Shops; by phone at (314) 241-1888 (automated), or at (618) 222-2900 or (314) 421-4400 (sales rep); and online at

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A $2 per ticket facility fee will be added at all locations, including the box office at Savvis Center. Additional Ticketmaster service charges and handling fees apply to all tickets purchased through Ticketmaster outlets, by phone or online.

Line tickets will not be used at the Savvis Center office. For line ticket information at Ticketmaster ticket centers, check with the appropriate center.

For disabled access information, please call (314) 622-5420. For further information, please call (314) 531-SVVS.

Since the first men's matchup in 1980, the Illini have taken the series in 1980, 1983-90, 1995-96 and 2000-02, for a total of 14 wins. The Tigers prevailed in 1981, 1991-94 and 1997-99, for a total of eight wins.

[Kent Brown, assistant athletics director,
sports information director,
University of Illinois]

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