Bradley vs Southern Illinois

Bradley 66, S. Illinois 60


CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - Walt Lemon Jr. scored 20 points Wednesday night to help Bradley to a 66-60 victory over Southern Illinois.

Lemon's basket with 2:58 left gave the Braves (10-4, 2-0 Missouri Valley) the lead for good at 57-56. Lemon finished 8 for 11 from the field and also contributed five steals for Bradley, which was 0-9 on the road in the MVC last season. Dyricus Simms-Edwards and Jordan Prosser had 11 points apiece for the Braves.

Desmar Jackson led the Salukis (7-6, 0-2) with 15 points and nine rebounds. Jeff Early scored 11 and Anthony Beane Jr. added 10 points for SIU.

Bradley shot 50 percent from the field and led 28-23 at halftime. Southern Illinois shot 42 percent and was just 13 for 23 from the free-throw line. Bradley was 14 of 18.

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Bradley Braves
J. Eastman, F353-51-16209
T. Pickett, F111-34-62046
D. Simms-Edwards, G374-112-274111
W. Lemon Jr., G328-113-443420
J. Prosser, G244-73-420311
K. Bell170-30-01120
J. Crawford171-50-03122
S. Shayok172-21-13045
N. Wells91-10-02012
J. Gavin10-00-00000
Totals 24-4814-1834112166
Southern Illinois Salukis
D. Drinkard, F283-51-22017
D. Jackson, G386-123-792115
A. Beane, Jr., G334-90-322210
K. Brown-Surles, G321-63-32346
J. Early, G315-121-270311
J. Swan213-53-42119
T. Lindsay90-20-01100
J. Pendleton80-12-22112
Totals 22-5213-2328101360
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
Missouri St.5-1311-20247
So. Illinois4-1412-21278
Other games
PROV 62 Final
LOU 80
NEB 44 Final
PENN 57 Final
DUKE 67 Final
RUT 53 Final
SYR 78
CREI 79 Final
ILL 61 Final
PUR 68
CSBK 57 Final