No. 23 Missouri Upset By Illinois, 65-64

When Jabari Brown made a 3-pointer with 14.9 seconds left, No. 23 Missouri celebrated as if it had won its fifth consecutive Braggin' Rights game against Illinois. This time, though, there was a different ending. Johnathan Williams III fouled with 4.6 ticks remaining, and Tracy Abrams made both free throws to give the Illini a 65-64 victory. Missouri's Tony Criswell heaved a last-ditch attempt from half-court, but the shot fell harmlessly into the stands. Clarkson finished with 25 points, six rebounds and a career-best eight assists. Earnest Ross added 13 for the Tigers (10-1), who entered the game as the lone unbeaten school in the Southeastern Conference. The Tigers scored their fewest points of the season one game after its previous low in a 66-60 win against Western Michigan. Missouri coach Frank Haith said the Illini were the more physical team.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 20 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Basketball Player Hailey Diestelkamp with the Owensville Dutchgirls. She recently became the all-time scoring leader at Owensville High School surpassing Katie Davis. Hailey played volleyball her first two years of high school, but after suffering an injury playing basketball last summer, she decided to focus on basketball this year. Hailey runs track in the spring.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 3 days ago

It came as a shock to a lot of people to find out that the contract for the Union license office, which has been operated by the Union Chamber of Commerce since the 1970's, was being turned over to a for-profit company based out of Jefferson City.

What happened? It's a classic case of two all-too-common phenomena in the world of government--unintended consequences and the revolving door.

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SPORTS CORNER

19 hours 2 min ago

Boys Basketball...
The Union Tournament resumes with a pair of consolation semifinal games.
Hillsboro vs. Northwest at 5:30
Union vs. St. Clair at 7:00-Live on KLPW-AM 1220.