Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Walt Lemon Jr. supplied 22 points for the
Bradley Braves who defeated the Illinois-Chicago Flames, 63-62, in a
BracketBusters meeting at UIC Pavilion.
Lemon Jr, also earned four steals for the Braves (16-13) who got their second
win in the last three games. Dyricus Simms-Edwards added 17 points while
Tyshon Pickett had 10 points and six rebounds.
Daniel Barnes led the Flames (15-13) with 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting from
the field as UIC lost its third consecutive game. Marc Brown knocked down a
pair of 3-pointers and scored 13 points.
UIC shot 48.1 percent from the field in the first half and outscored the
In the second half, Bradley shot just 39.5 percent from the floor but was able
to attempt 15 more shots from the field as the Braves outscored the Flames
40-32. Jake Eastman received a pass from Lemon Jr. in the final seconds and
scored the game winning basket with under a second left on the clock to give
Bradley the 63-62 win.
The Braves scored 13 second-chance points and flipped the Flames' 14 turnovers
into 20 points.
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