Scores

Final

Bradley 66

(10-4, 2-0 MVC)

S Illinois 60

(7-6, 0-2 MVC)

8:05 PM ET, January 2, 2013

SIU Arena, Carbondale, Illinois

1 2 T
BRAD 28 3866
SIU 23 3760

Top Performers

Bradley: W. Lemon, Jr. 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 5 Stl

Southern Illinois: D. Jackson 15 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Bradley 66, S. Illinois 60

Associated Press

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Walt Lemon Jr. scored 20 points Wednesday night to help Bradley to a 66-60 victory over Southern Illinois.

Lemon's basket with 2:58 left gave the Braves (10-4, 2-0 Missouri Valley) the lead for good at 57-56. Lemon finished 8 for 11 from the field and also contributed five steals for Bradley, which was 0-9 on the road in the MVC last season. Dyricus Simms-Edwards and Jordan Prosser had 11 points apiece for the Braves.

Desmar Jackson led the Salukis (7-6, 0-2) with 15 points and nine rebounds. Jeff Early scored 11 and Anthony Beane Jr. added 10 points for SIU.

Bradley shot 50 percent from the field and led 28-23 at halftime. Southern Illinois shot 42 percent and was just 13 for 23 from the free-throw line. Bradley was 14 of 18.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BRAD
SIU
Points 66 60
FG Made-Attempted 24-48 (.500) 22-52 (.423)
3P Made-Attempted 4-13 (.308) 3-11 (.273)
FT Made-Attempted 14-18 (.778) 13-23 (.565)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
Largest Lead 9 3

2012-13 Season

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