PEORIA, Ill. -- Jordan Prosser matched his career high with 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds, the Braves defense had 17 steals and Bradley narrowly escaped a second half surge by George Washington to hold on for a 72-68 victory Tuesday night.
Bradley (6-2) led 38-21 at halftime and took a 19-point lead just 13 seconds into the second half but the George Washington (4-4) outscored the Braves 47-32 the rest of the way and still came up short.
The Braves defense forced 23 turnovers and outscored George Washington 24-8 on turnovers.
Walt Lemon Jr. added 14 points, five steals and four assists for Bradley and teammate Dyricus Simms-Edwards scored 11 points, pulled five rebounds and tallied five steals.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.