Scores

Final

Loyola (IL) 38

(9-19, 4-12 MVC)

Bradley 55

(12-17, 7-9 MVC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    8:00 PM ET, February 22, 2014

    Carver Arena, Peoria, Illinois

    1 2 T
    L-IL 17 2138
    BRAD 19 3655

    Top Performers

    Loyola (Il): N. Osborne 4 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Bradley: W. Lemon, Jr. 16 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 5 Stl, 1 Blk

    Loyola (Ill) bows to tough Bradley defense, 55-38

    Associated Press

    PEORIA, Ill. -- Walt Lemon Jr. scored 16 points and the Brave's defense held Loyola of Chicago to just 27 percent shooting , leading to a 55-38 Bradley victory on Saturday night.

    Bradley (12-17, 7-9 Missouri Valley) managed just a 19-17 lead over Loyola (9-19, 4-12) at the break as tenacious defense controlled the pace.

    The second period opened with Loyola's shooting accuracy still stymied by Bradley's defense, while the Braves raced to a 33-20 lead on a 14-3 run with 13:49 to play. The Bradley lead expanded to 20 points, 54-34, with 1:34 remaining.

    The Ramblers scored just four points in the final 5 minutes and landed just 1 of 18 from 3-point range in its attempt to move out of the Missouri Valley cellar position.

    Loyola, losers of four straight was led in scoring by Christian Thomas with 9 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    L-IL
    BRAD
    Points 38 55
    FG Made-Attempted 13-49 (.265) 19-50 (.380)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-18 (.056) 3-8 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-16 (.688) 14-24 (.583)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 18 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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