Illinois State vs Bradley

Illinois St. 54, Bradley 53

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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Jackie Carmichael had 16 points and 14 rebounds Saturday and Illinois State beat Bradley 54-53 on Saturday.

Jon Ekey scored 10 points for the Redbirds (18-12, 9-9 Missouri Valley).

Walt Lemon Jr. led the Braves (7-24, 2-16) with 21 points, but missed a free throw in the final seconds that would have tied the game. Dyricus Simms-Edwards added 14 points for Bradley.

Both teams played their final games before the MVC tournament in St. Louis. Illinois State, the No. 4 seed, will play Northern Iowa on Friday in the quarterfinals. Bradley, the No. 10 seed, faces Drake in a first-round game on Thursday.

Illinois State has won six in a row against Bradley, tying its longest streak that last happened in 1982-85.

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Illinois State Redbirds
J. Carmichael, F366-124-5141216
J. Ekey, F303-53-551310
N. Moore, G321-93-41215
T. Brown, G253-110-04229
J. Wilkins, G120-22-43022
B. Allen293-71-11139
J. Threloff131-11-13113
A. Cousin120-10-03200
J. Hill110-00-00000
Totals 17-4814-2039101454
 35.4%70% 
Bradley Braves
S. Shayok, F232-60-04144
A. Thompson, C171-62-26054
D. Simms-Edwards, G364-144-453114
J. Eastman, G331-70-05112
C. Woods, G140-30-03020
W. Lemon377-135-852121
J. Prosser231-40-05122
J. Crawford172-60-03126
Totals 18-5911-143891853
 30.5%78.6% 
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wichita St.17-130-517
N. Iowa16-231-414
Illinois St.11-722-1362
Indiana St.11-715-16190
Evansville9-924-12119
Loyola-Chi.8-1024-13123
Drake6-129-22269
Missouri St.5-1311-20247
So. Illinois4-1412-21278
Bradley3-159-24288
 
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