ST. LOUIS — Rayvonte Rice was upright just long enough to see the shot go in.
Rice then rolled backward on the Scottrade Center court as center Nnanna Egwu tackled him and his teammates piled on top of him.
The senior guard had proven once again just how reliable he is for Illinois.
Never more perhaps than Saturday when his 3-pointer from the top of the arc at the buzzer with two defenders' hands in his face provided the Illini with a 62-59 victory against Missouri.
The victory was the second-straight for the Illini (9-3) over their rival in the annual Braggin' Rights game in St. Louis.
"It was just a great feeling," Rice said. "We're all...