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