Warren leads Bradley to 79-73 win over Ohio in CBI

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PEORIA, Ill. (AP)—Guards Andrew Warren and Jeremy Crouch led Bradley to a 79-73 victory over Ohio in the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational on Monday night.

Warren scored 16 of his game-high 22 points and Crouch had 13 of his 15 points after the break as Bradley (19-15) used a 21-3 burst to overcome a 63-49 deficit with 9:09 left.

During the stretch, which ended on a Theron Wilson dunk at 2:55, the Braves forced six Ohio turnovers, scoring off five of them.

Matt Salley’s layup at 4:15 gave Bradley the lead for good at 68-66.

Daniel Ruffin added 13 points and Wilson scored 10 for Bradley, which trailed 42-29 at the half on 39 percent (9-of-23) field-goal shooting. The Braves improved to 55 percent shooting (16-of-29) in the second half.

Leon Williams led Ohio (20-13) with 20 points and 13 rebounds and Bubba Walther scored 19 points, including five 3-pointers, for the Bobcats. Jerome Tillman added 11 points and 10 rebounds for Ohio.

Bradley advances to Wednesday’s semifinal against Virginia (17-15).

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 Top Performers
 Ohio
Leon Williams Leon Williams
8-13,  20 Pts
13 Rebs, 5 Assists
 Bradley
Andrew Warren Andrew Warren
6-10,  22 Pts
4 Rebs, 1 Assists

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