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Bradley Defeats SIUC

CARBONDALE, 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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