Bradley 88, Illinois State 76
PEORIA, Ill. (AP)—Phillip Gilbert scored 26 points to lead four Bradley players in double figures Wednesday night as the Braves downed Illinois State, 88-76.
Gilbert hit 5 of 8 3-pointers and was 9 of 15 overall from the field. Bradley (9-14, 5-7 Missouri Valley Conference) led by 12 points at halftime and then hit 58 percent from the field in the second half to hold off the Redbirds.
James Gillingham scored 20 points while Michael Stewart added 11 and Marcello Robinson 10 for the Braves.
Vince Greene scored 29 points for Illinois State (4-17, 3-10), hitting 10 of 13 shots. Gregg Alexander was the only other Redbird in double figures with 15 points.