Bradley downs Evansville 86-79
PEORIA, Ill. (AP)—Theron Wilson had 26 points and game-high seven rebounds while Sam Maniscalco added 16 points to lead Bradley to an 86-79 victory over Evansville on Saturday.
Bradley (14-12, 8-7 Missouri Valley) led 41-33 going into the break. Evansville (15-10, 7-8 Missouri Valley) came back from half time to outscore Bradley by one point, 46-45, in the second period, but the rally wasn’t enough for the win.
Dodie Dunson had 13 points for the Braves and Chris Roberts added 12 points.
Shy Ely and Jason Holsinger each had 20 points for the Purple Aces. Nate Garner added 15 points, but was fouled out. Holsinger had a game-high three 3-pointers and nine assists.
Bradley committed 13 turnovers to Evansville’s eight turnovers. The Purple Aces were able to convert those Braves turnovers into 15 points.