Bradley and ISU Win Valley Openers

Local Sports

Strong defense and key 3-point shooting lifted the Bradley men’s basketball team to a 60-51 victory in its Missouri Valley Conference opener over Southern Illinois in front of 5,989 fans at Carver Arena on Thursday night. The Braves won their conference opener for the first time since the 2012-13 season and improve to 6-8 overall on the year, while the Salukis drop to 7-7 overall and 0-1 against league foes.

At Redbird Arena, Phil Fayne scored 17 points to go with four blocks as Illinois State stifled Evansville in a 62-50 victory in the Redbirds’ conference opener.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

3-Day Forecast

Trending Stories