Recap: Indiana State vs. Bradley
Terre Haute, IN (Sports Network) - Manny Arop scored 13 points as the Indiana State Sycamores defeated the Bradley Braves, 68-53, in a Missouri Valley Conference tilt at the Hulman Center.
Arop was 4-of-7 from the field for the Sycamores (10-5, 3-1 MVC), who have won four of their last five games. Justin Gant also tallied 13 points to go along with five rebounds and three blocks. Jake Odum added 11 points.
Walt Lemon Jr. scored 15 points and swiped four steals for the Braves (10-6, 2-2), who lost for the second time in a row. Jake Eastman led Bradley on the glass with eight rebounds while Dyricus Simms-Edwards finished with nine points and five steals.
Indiana State took a 28-25 lead into the break after connecting on 47.8 percent of its field goal tries. The Braves hit just 34.3 percent of their shots from the field, but stayed close as they attempts 12 more shots in the first half.
The Sycamores outscored Bradley 40-28 in the second half by shooting 52.4 percent from the floor and converting 17-of-20 at the charity stripe.
Indiana State received a boost from its bench, which outscored the Braves' reserves, 20-9.Game Notes