PEORIA, Ill. -- Ian Chiles and Khufu Najee combined to score 39 points as Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis held off a late rally from Bradley to score a 72-66 win Wednesday night.
The Jaguars (2-7) held a 13-point lead at intermission, but saw it all-but evaporate in the second half. Bradley cut the lead to a field goal, 58-56 after Tyshon Pickett's layup with 2:42 left.Najee converted a pair of free throws, then fed Justus Stanback for a dunk to extend the lead to six, 62-56. Chiles' three-point play with :42 left made it a 10-point lead.Chiles finished with 20 points while Najee added 19. Donovan Gibbs added 13 points off the bench.Omari Grier led the Braves (5-3) with 17 points while Walt Lemon, Jr. added 13 and Auston Barnes 11. Bradley converted just 21 of 67 field goal attempts in the game.