NORMAL, Ill. — Nate Kennell scored 17 of his team-high 19 points in the second half to lead Bradley past Illinois State, 74-71, in Missouri Valley Conference play Wednesday at Redbird Arena.
Bradley (20-10, 11-6 in MVC) clinched a top-four seed for the Valley Tournament and secured a second straight 20-win season. Bradley closes the regular season at home Saturday against Loyola.
ISU, which will be the nine-seed at the conference tournament in St. Louis next week, was led in scoring by Keith Fisher’s 23. The Redbirds (9-20, 4-13 in MVC) close the regular season at Evansville Saturday.