Earl Peterson made a key layup with 13 seconds left as Loyola of Chicago held on to beat Bradley 58-53 on Sunday.
Christian Thomas led the way with 20 points.
Tramique Sutherland scored 19 points, and Josh Cunningham added 11 with 11 rebounds.
Walt Lemon Jr. scored 21 points, including 18 in the second half, as Bradley topped Loyola of Chicago 63-54 Thursday for its first road victory of the year and 1,600th win in program history.
John Ekey scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds on Sunday as Illinois cruised to an easy 81-55 victory over previously unbeaten Bradley.
The son of former Governor George Ryan was cited for drunken driving early Thursday after falling asleep at wheel in a fast food restaurant parking lot.
The Kankakee County sheriff’s office says the death of a Cub scout who fell on a hike Saturday appears to be a tragic accident.
Ben Averkamp had 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead Loyola of Chicago to a 56-44 win at Bradley Saturday night.
The Redbirds (15-9, 7-6 Missouri Valley) never trailed, raced to a 43-21 halftime lead and didn’t let up, beginning the second half with a 9-0 run.
Bradley, last in the Missouri Valley, went back and forth with the Bluejays the first 10 minutes. Creighton looked as if it might break open the game after that.
Doug McDermott scored a career-high 42 points Saturday night to lead Creighton to a 92-83 victory over Bradley.
Evan Smotrycz had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Tim Hardaway Jr. added a soaring dunk during a decisive run in the second half to lead No. 20 Michigan to a 77-66 win over Bradley on Thursday night.
Ryan Evans, Jordan Taylor and Josh Gasser had 15 points apiece and No. 11 Wisconsin scored 18 points off turnovers in a 66-43 victory over Bradley in the Chicago Invitational Challenge on Friday night.
We are now at the start of the March Madness. We gather around our computers and smartphones and hope our teams have a successful run so we can get the unfiltered thrill that only comes with the purity of college basketball.