PEORIA, Ill. -- Dyricus Simms-Edwards scored 18 points and Bradley defeated Southern Illinois 69-66 Tuesday night.
Four Braves were in double figures. Walt Lemon Jr. scored 16 points and added eight assists, Tyshon Pickett scored 15 and Will Egolf had 11 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots for Bradley (11-7, 3-3 Missouri Valley).
The win ended Bradley's three-game losing streak and gave the Braves their first season sweep of their MVC rivals since 2000-01.
Neither team led by more than eight points in the game.
Nigel Hayes will return to Wisconsin for his senior season and open look to open up a six-pack of whuppin' on the rest of the Big Ten.
Avery Johnson's first season as a college coach was a success by most measures, and he'll aim to keep the Crimson Tide rolling in the right direction.
Malik Newman, who had widely been considered a one-and-done player, has chosen to transfer to Kansas to continue his college career.