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Southern Illinois finishes strong to beat Bradley 72-68

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) Kavion Pippen had 20 points and Sean Lloyd Jr. added 16 as Southern Illinois battled back to overtake Bradley 72-68 on Saturday afternoon.

Southern Illinois (12-11, 5-5), which has won three of its last four Missouri Valley Conference games, lost to Bradley 57-54 on Jan. 20.

The Salukis looked to fall again to Bradley as they trailed 34-24 at the half and remained behind throughout the first part of the second period. The Braves maintained their advantage until Eric McGill scored under the basket and Lloyd added a jumper to tie at 55-55 with 8:12 remaining in the game. The teams batted the lead around until Lloyd nailed a jump shot to go out front for good 69-67 with 2:50 remaining. Luqman Lundy split a pair of free throws as the Braves closed to 69-68 but that was the last score for Bradley as the Braves missed five shots in the final minutes. Nate Kennell missed a 3-point attempt at the buzzer.

Aaron Cook added 14 points and McGill had six while grabbing 11 rebounds for the Salukis.

Elijah Childs led Bradley (11-12, 3-7) with 19 points.

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Key Players
A. Cook
D. Brown
32.7 Min. Per Game 32.7
14.1 Pts. Per Game 14.1
3.1 Ast. Per Game 3.1
2.0 Reb. Per Game 2.0
40.5 Field Goal % 37.9
39.3 Three Point % 43.1
64.7 Free Throw % 69.5
  Defensive rebound by Sean Lloyd Jr. 0.0
  Nate Kennell missed 3-pt. jump shot 2.0
+ 1 Aaron Cook made 2nd of 2 free throws 4.0
+ 1 Aaron Cook made 1st of 2 free throws 4.0
  Personal foul on Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye 4.0
  Defensive rebound by Aaron Cook 4.0
  Luqman Lundy missed layup, blocked by Aaron Cook 6.0
  Defensive rebound by Elijah Childs 16.0
  Sean Lloyd Jr. missed 2nd of 2 free throws 16.0
+ 1 Sean Lloyd Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 16.0
  Personal foul on Luuk van Bree 16.0
Team Stats
Points 72 68
Field Goals 24-55 (43.6%) 27-64 (42.2%)
3-Pointers 5-16 (31.3%) 8-23 (34.8%)
Free Throws 19-24 (79.2%) 6-10 (60.0%)
Total Rebounds 37 36
Offensive 10 14
Defensive 26 21
Team 1 1
Assists 9 18
Steals 6 3
Blocks 3 2
Turnovers 7 10
Fouls 16 17
Technicals 0 0
20 PTS, 6 REB, 1 AST
19 PTS, 6 REB
12T
away team logo S. Illinois 12-11 244872
home team logo Bradley 11-12 343468
Team Stats
away team logo S. Illinois 12-11 68.6 PPG 36.7 RPG 13.7 APG
home team logo Bradley 11-12 66.5 PPG 36.6 RPG 12.1 APG
Key Players
33
K. Pippen C 12.8 PPG 5.6 RPG 1.6 APG 56.0 FG%
10
E. Childs F 12.4 PPG 7.8 RPG 1.0 APG 47.1 FG%
Top Scorers
K. Pippen C 20 PTS 6 REB 1 AST
E. Childs F 19 PTS 6 REB 0 AST
43.6 FG% 42.2
31.3 3PT FG% 34.8
79.2 FT% 60.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Pippen 20 6 1 7/11 0/0 6/6 4 23 0 2 0 2 4
S. Lloyd Jr. 16 7 1 4/9 1/3 7/12 2 39 2 0 0 1 6
A. Fletcher 14 4 3 5/9 2/5 2/2 2 37 0 0 3 2 2
A. Cook 14 3 1 4/9 2/3 4/4 1 31 2 1 1 1 2
E. McGill 6 11 1 3/7 0/1 0/0 2 36 2 0 2 3 8
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Pippen 20 6 1 7/11 0/0 6/6 4 23 0 2 0 2 4
S. Lloyd Jr. 16 7 1 4/9 1/3 7/12 2 39 2 0 0 1 6
A. Fletcher 14 4 3 5/9 2/5 2/2 2 37 0 0 3 2 2
A. Cook 14 3 1 4/9 2/3 4/4 1 31 2 1 1 1 2
E. McGill 6 11 1 3/7 0/1 0/0 2 36 2 0 2 3 8
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Bol 2 1 0 1/4 0/0 0/0 1 8 0 0 0 0 1
M. Bartley 0 0 2 0/4 0/3 0/0 2 12 0 0 1 0 0
R. Stradnieks 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
D. Beane 0 4 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 1 11 0 0 0 1 3
B. Gooch - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Gardner - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Fall - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Swedura - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Shafer - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Dembele - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 72 36 9 24/55 5/16 19/24 16 199 6 3 7 10 26
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Childs 19 6 0 9/15 0/1 1/2 0 27 1 0 5 2 4
D. Brown 12 2 3 4/15 4/8 0/0 2 37 0 0 2 1 1
D. Lautier-Ogunleye 10 6 2 3/7 1/4 3/3 3 36 0 0 0 2 4
L. van Bree 6 5 2 3/8 0/2 0/0 5 23 1 0 0 3 2
L. Lundy 1 4 5 0/2 0/1 1/2 1 27 1 2 0 0 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Childs 19 6 0 9/15 0/1 1/2 0 27 1 0 5 2 4
D. Brown 12 2 3 4/15 4/8 0/0 2 37 0 0 2 1 1
D. Lautier-Ogunleye 10 6 2 3/7 1/4 3/3 3 36 0 0 0 2 4
L. van Bree 6 5 2 3/8 0/2 0/0 5 23 1 0 0 3 2
L. Lundy 1 4 5 0/2 0/1 1/2 1 27 1 2 0 0 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Kennell 13 1 4 5/10 3/7 0/0 3 26 0 0 1 0 1
K. Bar 5 8 2 2/4 0/0 1/1 2 15 0 0 1 5 3
J. Henry 2 3 0 1/3 0/0 0/2 1 9 0 0 1 1 2
P. Hanley - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Pittman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Hodgson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Boya - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Brummett - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 68 35 18 27/64 8/23 6/10 17 200 3 2 10 14 21