Take a little cold weather, some snow (depending on where you live) and add a little college basketball and you have the makings of a typical weekend during the season of March Madness. However, although we aren't quite there yet, there are a few games this evening that make it feel as if we are watching out favorite team play for a spot in the Final Four.
Let's begin with the #10 Missouri Tigers who battle against the #21 Illinois Fighting Illini. The Illini, after coming off a tough loss to University of Illinois-Chicago, look to climb back up on the polls with an upset of the Tigers. Led by senior gaurd Demetri McCamey, who averages almost 16 points a game, Illinois looks to gain its composure and prove they are the real deal. However, if you ask the Tigers junior gaurd Marcus Denmom, who averages 16.8 ppg, he'll tell you otherwise. Missouri is currently 10-1 and 1-0 on the road, while the Illini are 10-2 and are 7-0 at home. On the other hand, Illinois is going to have to prove themselves as this game will be played in St. Louis, Missouri. You know the Scottrade Center will be rockin' tonight with excitement as the Tigers look to defend their home arena. Look for a constant war at the gaurd postion tonight as these two teams looks to make early statements with convincing wins over a Top 25 opponent.
Prediction: Missouri 84 - Illinois 78