CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) Jarekious Bradley had 18 points and Southeast Missouri State held on for an 82-78 win against SIU-Edwardsville Thursday night.
Bradley also made two free throws in the final second to seal the win.
SIUE closed to within 78-77 with 9 seconds left and sent Southeast's Lucas Nutt to the free-throw line where he missed the front end of a 1-and-1.
Nutt responded with a steal and went to the line again with 4 seconds left, hitting both free throws for an 80-77 Southeast lead. The Redhawks (11-9, 3-4 Ohio Valley) immediately fouled to prevent a potential game-tying 3-pointer.
Donivine Stewart made the first to cut the gap to 80-78 and missed the second intentionally, but failed to hit the rim which turned the ball over.
Tyler Stone had 15 points, Nino Johnson added 13 and Josh Langford scored 10.
Rozell Nunn led SIUE (6-14, 3-4) with 15 points.