Watch: Illinois' Rayvonte Rice hits game-winner vs. Missouri

Illinois guard Rayvonte Rice hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer Saturday to defeat Missouri in the annual Braggin' Rights game.
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Illinois guard Rayvonte Rice gave the Fighting Illini a thrilling win with a buzzer-beating three-pointer Saturday in the annual Braggin' Rights game vs. Missouri.

With the game tied 59-59 after Missouri's Wes Clark made a jumper with 22 seconds to go, Illinois took over. Rice held the ball atop the key with about five seconds left, and after following a screen to his right, he moved left and created separation with a step-back move that allowed him to sink the game-winning three-pointer.

The shot gave Illinois Braggin' Rights for the second straight year, as the Illini pulled out an exciting 65-64 win last season. Saturday, Rice finished with a game-high 19 points and added seven rebounds.

Illinois athletics' official Instagram account also shared some sideline video of Rice's game-winner:

Illinois moved to 9-3 with the win, its second straight after dropping two in a row vs. Villanova and Oregon. Missouri is 5-6, and has lost two straight after losing to Xavier on Dec. 13.

Mike Fiammetta