Illinois State vs Bradley

Bradley 83, Illinois St. 77


PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Walt Lemon Jr. scored a career-high 27 points on 9-of-16 shooting Tuesday night, helping Bradley snap its losing streak against intrastate rival Illinois State with an 83-77 win.

Lemon added five rebounds and five steals. Tyshon Pickett and Dyricus Simms-Edwards chipped in 15 points apiece for the Braves (13-9, 5-5 Missouri Valley), who had lost their last seven games against Illinois State. Simms-Edwards, whose average of 3.00 steals per game was fourth in Division I entering the game, had four steals Tuesday.

John Wilkins and Jackie Carmichael scored 16 points each for the Redbirds (12-10, 3-7), who led by as many as 16 in the first half before Bradley rallied. Tyler Brown added 13 points, eight rebounds and six assists, and Jon Ekey scored 11 off the bench.

Bradley dominated inside, outscoring Illinois State 46-14 in the paint, and scored 27 points off the Redbirds' 23 turnovers.

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Illinois State Redbirds
J. Carmichael, F335-136-970416
J. Wilkins, F324-64-462416
B. Allen, G323-50-02019
T. Brown, G322-88-1086313
J. Hill, G112-32-21226
K. Keane180-20-01230
J. Ekey164-50-020311
A. Cousin130-10-10130
N. Zeisloft132-50-02216
Totals 22-4820-2631152477
Bradley Braves
T. Pickett, F327-121-160415
J. Prosser, C171-52-33144
W. Lemon Jr., G399-169-1051127
D. Simms-Edwards, G395-155-765215
J. Eastman, G343-52-26129
W. Egolf223-62-35049
J. Crawford81-40-00102
S. Shayok81-10-01042
K. Bell10-00-00000
Totals 30-6421-263592183
Missouri Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wichita St.17-131-532
Illinois St.17-128-733
So. Illinois9-917-16145
N. Iowa9-914-16162
Missouri St.7-1117-16209
Indiana St.5-1311-20233
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WISC 49 Final
NCST 55 Final
UVA 58
IAST 68 Final
NEB 65 Final
UK 87 Final