NCAA Basketball

Bradley Braves (5-27)


Wed. 2/17 Sat. 2/20 Tue. 2/23 Sat. 2/27 Thu. 3/3
@ SIU 
L 59-71
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vs. Drake 
W 73-70
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vs. Evan 
L 55-67
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@ InSt 
L 58-77
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@ Ly-Il 
L 66-74
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Loyola of Chicago beats Bradley, faces Wichita St. Friday

ST. LOUIS (AP) Montel James had 20 points and a career-high 17 rebounds as Loyola (Chicago) pulled away midway through the second half to beat Bradley 74-66 in the opening round of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament on Thursday night.

Donte Ingram had 19 points and Devon Turk chipped in 11 for No. 8 Loyola (15-16), which faces top-seeded Wichita State on Friday.

Earl Peterson drilled a 3 to give Loyola a 68-57 lead with 1:07 left and the Ramblers made six free throws down the stretch to seal the win.

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Leaders
Points: D. Lautier-Ogunleye9.8
Rebounds: D. Thomas6.2
Assists: D. Lautier-Ogunleye2.9
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: D. Lautier-Ogunleye59.8%
3P%: No qualifiers
Steals: A. Pittman0.8
Blocks: D. Thomas0.5
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas33-5
2 Michigan State29-6
3 North Carolina33-7
4 Virginia29-8
5 Oregon31-7
6 Villanova35-5
7 Oklahoma29-8
8 West Virginia26-9
9 Xavier28-6
10 Miami (FL)27-8
10 Kentucky27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova35-5
2 North Carolina33-7
3 Kansas33-5
4 Oklahoma29-8
5 Virginia29-8
6 Oregon31-7
7 Michigan State29-6
8 Miami (FL)27-8
9 Indiana27-8
10 Syracuse23-14
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Missouri Valley Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Wichita State 16-2 26-9
Evansville 12-6 25-9
Illinois State 12-6 18-14
Southern Illinois 11-7 22-10
UNI 11-7 23-13
Indiana State 8-10 15-17
Missouri State 8-10 13-19
Loyola Chicago 7-11 15-17
Bradley 3-15 5-27
Drake 2-16 7-24
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 56.0 (351)
Rebounds: 8.6 (316)
Assists: 9.1 (349)
FG%: 38.0% (349)
FT%: 66.1% (305)
3P%: 28.0% (348)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 69.9 (121)
Rebounds: 25.1 (183)
Assists: 12.4 (116)
FG%: 43.9% (199)
FT%: 66.5% (26)
3P%: 34.5% (171)
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