Bradley Men's Basketball made a decent run but fell short against the Sycamores. Braves lose 62-59 to Indiana State Saturday afternoon in Missouri Valley Conference play at the Hulman Center in Terre Haute.
Bradley senior guard Walt Lemon, Jr. led all players with 22 points, six assists and four steals, but it was a trio of Lucas Eitel 3-pointers down the stretch that lifted host Indiana State (13-3, 4-0 MVC) to a win. Bradley held the Sycamores without a field goal for a stretch off 11-minutes, 2-seconds in the first half, but still faced a 25-24 deficit after the break after Lemon drained a fadeaway 3-pointer at the buzzer.
The Braves kept up the defensive work, though, and eventually took its biggest lead of the game, 44-38, on a Tyshon Pickett bucket with 10:11 remaining. After Jake Odum started Indiana State's comeback with a bucket with 9:05 left, Eitel drained the first of his treys with 8:35 remaining, then gave the Sycamores the lead , 47-46, on his second trey with 5:16 remaining.
Braves now (6-11, 1-3 in MVC) will take to the road again on Tuesday night to play the Shockers of Wichita State. Braves Plus will start 6:05pm and tip-off at 7 on 100.3 & 1470 WMBD