The Bradley Braves face the Illinois-Chicago Flames in a Missouri Valley Conference men’s college basketball game at 2 p.m. Sunday at Credit score Union 1 Enviornment in Chicago.
Stay stats:Bradley at Illinois-Chicago | Preview: BU at UIC | Standings:MVC
Bradley (14-8, 7-4) opened the league season with wins over Northern Iowa and Missouri State earlier than a tight road loss to Belmont and a blowout home win over Illinois-Chicago. The Braves then took a road loss at Murray State, orchestrated two blowout home wins over Valparaiso and Evansville, a road loss to Drake, a highway win over Indiana State and a loss to Belmont. BU is coming off an overtime win over rival Illinois State.
UIC (9-13, 1-10) has misplaced eight video games in a row, their highway loss to Bradley on Dec. 31 the primary within the streak. The Flames are coming off a 63-59 road loss to Missouri State.
The sport is being streamed on ESPN+, and broadcast on the radio on WMBD 1470-AM and 100.3-FM.
Dave Eminian is the Journal Star sports activities columnist, and covers Bradley males’s basketball, the Rivermen and Chiefs. He writes the Cleve In The Eve sports activities column for pjstar.com. He might be reached at 686-3206 or email@example.com. Observe him on Twitter @icetimecleve.
The Duke reigns
2:29 p.m.: Bradley guard Duke Deen hits a 3, then units up Rienk Mast for a layup and Malevy Leons for a dunk to assist construct a 24-19 lead with 7:54 left within the first half.
Bradley strikes for the lead
2:24 p.m.: The Braves got here off a media timeout with back-to-back 3s by Duke Deen and Malevy Leons 20 seconds aside to take a 17-14 lead and pressure a fast timeout by UIC with 10:45 left.
Tahvanainen for 3
2:22 p.m.: The Braves drifted behind by 5 earlier than Ville Tahvanainen got here off the bench for a 3 from the left nook to tug them inside 13-11 with 11:54 left.
Zek begins fast
2:11 p.m.: Bradley wing Zek Montgomery hits a jumper and makes two free throws to cowl most of Bradley’s scoring early.
UIC up 7-6 as the primary media break arrives.
1:59 p.m.: Bradley going with guards Duke Deen and Connor Hickman, ahead Malevy Leons, wing Zek Montgomery and heart Rienk Mast.
UIC counters with guards Jace Carter, Christian Jones, Tre Anderson, Toby Okani and ahead Filip Skobalj.
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