Bradley 63
Illchicago 30 32 62
Date of game: 2/23/2013

Recap: Ill-Chicago vs. Bradley

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Walt Lemon Jr. supplied 22 points for the Bradley Braves who defeated the Illinois-Chicago Flames, 63-62, in a BracketBusters meeting at UIC Pavilion.

Lemon Jr, also earned four steals for the Braves (16-13) who got their second win in the last three games. Dyricus Simms-Edwards added 17 points while Tyshon Pickett had 10 points and six rebounds.

Daniel Barnes led the Flames (15-13) with 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting from the field as UIC lost its third consecutive game. Marc Brown knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and scored 13 points.

UIC shot 48.1 percent from the field in the first half and outscored the Braves 30-23.

In the second half, Bradley shot just 39.5 percent from the floor but was able to attempt 15 more shots from the field as the Braves outscored the Flames 40-32. Jake Eastman received a pass from Lemon Jr. in the final seconds and scored the game winning basket with under a second left on the clock to give Bradley the 63-62 win.

The Braves scored 13 second-chance points and flipped the Flames' 14 turnovers into 20 points.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

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