Illinois State's Zach Copeland made three free throws with nine seconds left in regulation to force overtime tied 67-all.
Nate Kennell had 19 points for Bradley (20-10, 11-6 Missouri Valley Conference), which rebounded from a 90-78 loss at Valparaiso on Saturday and has won five of its last six. Darrell Brown added 17 points and seven assists. Koch Bar had 10 points.
Elijah Childs, the Braves' leading scorer heading into the contest at 15 points per game, scored four points on 2-of-11 shooting.
Keith Fisher III scored a season-high 23 points and had eight rebounds for the Redbirds (9-20, 4-13). Copeland added 16 points and seven rebounds. Jaycee Hillsman had 13 points.
The Braves improve to 2-0 against the Redbirds for the season. Bradley defeated Illinois State 75-63 on Jan. 22. Bradley finishes out the regular season against Loyola of Chicago at home on Saturday. Illinois State finishes out the regular season against Evansville on the road on Saturday.
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