CINCINNATI (AP) — Bradley fought tooth and nail with the Xavier Invitational host, but fell just short.
Xavier (2-0) topped the Braves (1-1) in the final seconds of the game. In what was a back-and-forth game with 10 lead changes in the second half, Bradley made some big plays late to give them a chance.
With 12.5 seconds left in regulation, Bradley junior Terry Nolan made a three pointer to give the Braves a 50-49 lead.
But Xavier’s Dwon Odom made a layup with 3.8 seconds to put the Musketeer’s back in front.
Bradley then had a final chance, as Nolan receieved an in bounds pass and was fouled with 0.4 seconds left, earning a trip to the free throw line for one-and-bonus. But Nolan missed the front end and time expried with Bradley down 51-50.
Elijah Childs had 17 points for the Braves (1-1). Ville Tahvanainen added 11 points.
The Braves will play Oakland Friday at 2:15 p.m.