NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Tyler Brown scored 21 points and Illinois State rolled past Bradley 78-48 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.READ MORE: Jubilant And Inspired Fans, Booming Businesses Near Wintrust Arena As Chicago Sky Win WNBA Championship
Bryant Allen added 11 points and John Wilkins scored 10 for Illinois State, which made 51 percent of its shots and was 48 percent from 3-point range.
Illinois State was coming off a 102-74 loss at No. 13 Creighton on Wednesday — the most points ISU had allowed in a game in 22 years.READ MORE: CBS 2's Ryan Baker Celebrates Chicago Sky Win With His Family At Wintrust Arena
Jalen Crawford scored 11 points to lead the Braves (6-19, 1-12), who have lost six in a row. Bradley shot 29 percent from the field.
ISU has won six straight over Bradley, the longest run in the rivalry for the Redbirds since the mid-1980s.
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