Bradley Defeats SIUCCARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - 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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