Bradley rallies to beat Illinois State in overtime 79-75

Bradley's Malevy Leons, frontal, hugs Connor Hickman (10) while teammates Rienk Mast, background, Duke Deen, far right, and Zek Montgomery join in celebrations for the Braves' 79-75 overtime win over Illinois State on Wednesday to celebrate January 25th.  2023 in the Carver Arena.

The Bradley Braves rode a 24-14 run past the final 10:24 of regulation to force overtime and then held on to the free-throw line to defeat Illinois State 79-74 Wednesday at Carver Arena in Peoria to beat.

Bradley (13-8, 6-4) just watched his 17-game home winning streak – which finished third nationally – end in a heartbreaking Saturday loss to Belmont.

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The Braves opened the league season with victories over Northern Iowa and Missouri State before narrowly losing to Belmont and Illinois-Chicago to a resounding home win. The Braves then suffered an away loss at Murray State, orchestrated two stunning home wins against Valparaiso and Evansville, an away loss to Drake, an away win to Indiana State, and the loss to Belmont.


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