Men's Basketball
Illini Lose To Bradley, 72-68

 
Mike Davis
Mike Davis
 

Nov. 28, 2009

Final Stats

LAS VEGAS (AP) -Andrew Warren scored 16 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 30 seconds left, to lift Bradley to a 72-68 win over No. 20 Illinois 72-68 at the Las Vegas Invitational on Saturday night.

Warren's basket put the Braves up 68-66. Bradley, which had five players in double figures, ended the game on an 11-2 run and went 3-1 in the Invitational.

Chris Roberts had 13 points for the Braves (4-2). Taylor Brown, Will Egolf and Sam Maniscalco, who made two free throws with 2 seconds left to seal it, all had 12 points apiece.

Mike Davis led the Illini (4-2) with 17 points. Illinois finished the tournament a disappointing 2-2, and lost the last two games in Las Vegas on consecutive days. Utah upset the Illini 70-68 on Friday night.

Mike Tisdale had 12 points for Illinois while Demetri McCamey added 10.

After trailing 29-28 at halftime, the Braves opened a 47-38 lead with 12:59 left. But the Illini went on an 18-8 run and eventually took the lead on Davis' 3-point play with 4:44 left 62-61.

After Illinois built a 66-61 lead, Bradley scored the next nine points, capped by Warren's 3-pointer.

After Warren's 3-pointer, McCamey had a chance to tie with 24 seconds left, but missed the front end of a 1-and-1 free throw.

Bradley shot 8 of 27 in the first half. But the Braves jumped out to a 14-6 lead.

Illinois went on a 9-0 run and led 23-17 before four more lead changes in the half. The Illini led 29-28 at the half on Davis' layup just before the buzzer.

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