PEORIA, Ill. -- Walt Lemon Jr. drove the length of the court and banked in a running 3-pointer at the buzzer, giving Bradley a 69-66 victory over Missouri State on Saturday.
Lemon, who scored 20 points for the Braves (12-7, 4-3 Missouri Valley), made his shot after Anthony Downing's left-handed layup with 4.3 seconds left had tied the game for the Bears (5-14, 3-4) and capped a comeback from a 16-point deficit.
Dyricus Simms-Edwards added 17 points and Will Egolf had 11 for Bradley. Downing, Gavin Thurman and Marcus Marshall scored 13 apiece for Missouri State, which never led but shot 58 percent from the floor after halftime to get back into the game after a 6-of-21 performance in the first half.
The Braves improved to 9-2 at home, securing a winning home record for the first time since the 2009-10 season, and snapped Missouri State's four-game winning streak in the series.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.