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Lemon Jr. leads Bradley past Illinois State 83-77
BRADLEY 83, ILLINOIS ST 77
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Walt Lemon Jr. scored a career-high 27
points on 9-of-16 shooting Tuesday night, helping Bradley snap
its losing streak against intrastate rival Illinois State with
an 83-77 win.
Lemon added five rebounds and five steals. Tyshon Pickett and
Dyricus Simms-Edwards chipped in 15 points apiece for the Braves
(13-9, 5-5 Missouri Valley), who had lost their last seven games
against Illinois State. Simms-Edwards, whose average of 3.00
steals per game was fourth in Division I entering the game, had
four steals Tuesday.
John Wilkins and Jackie Carmichael scored 16 points each for the
Redbirds (12-10, 3-7), who led by as many as 16 in the first
half before Bradley rallied. Tyler Brown added 13 points, eight
rebounds and six assists, and Jon Ekey scored 11 off the bench.
Bradley dominated inside, outscoring Illinois State 46-14 in the
paint, and scored 27 points off the Redbirds' 23 turnovers.
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