Updated: Bradley (12-9) Battles Illinois State (12-9)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Illinois State 36 41 77 -4.5
  Bradley 28 55 83 +4.5
Tue, Jan 29 2013, 07:00 PM CST

Carver Arena
Peoria, IL
Attendance: 9,088
TV: ESPN3.com, MVC-TV

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Bradley hosts Illinois State at Carver Arena on Tuesday. Tip-off is at 8:00 EST and you can see it on ESPN3.com or MVC-TV. The Braves are 1-7 against the Redbirds over the last four years. They lost 54-53 the last time they played (2/25/2012).

Illinois State is in 8th place in the conference and Bradley is in 5th place.

In their last match-up, Walt Lemon Jr. finished with 14 points in the Braves 73-39 loss against Wichita State on January 26th. A crucial part of the team, he leads the way with 14.2 points per game and 3.6 assists per game. For the Redbirds, Jackie Carmichael put up 24 points and 14 rebounds in the 67-62 win over Evansville on January 26th. He leads the team in points with 18.1 per game, rebounds with 9.4 per game, and blocks with 2.1 per game.

Reviewing current performance metrics, Illinois State has an edge in one significant category, scoring, where the Redbirds have the upper hand over the Braves, 74 points per game to 66 points per game.

StatSmack! Bradley is better than Illinois State
  • Bradley is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Bradley is 77.6 inches compared to 76.6 inches for Illinois State.
  • Bradley is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Bradley is 212 lbs compared to 200 lbs for Illinois State.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Bradley has come back to win after being down at half against Illinois State 6 times since 1996.
  • Jake Eastman is ranked 9th in the Missouri Valley in steals.
IllSt Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- J. Carmichael 30 18 9 1 1 2 3
B Tyler Brown 28 16 4 2 2 0 3
C+ Bryant Allen 27 9 2 2 1 0 1
C Johnny Hill 25 7 3 3 1 0 2
C Jon Ekey 24 7 5 1 1 1 1
C John Wilkins 18 6 3 1 0 1 1
C- Nick Zeisloft 16 5 2 1 0 0 0
C- Kaza Keane 20 3 2 4 1 0 2
D+ Geoffrey Allen 8 4 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Zeke Upshaw 7 3 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Jordan Threloff 9 3 2 0 0 0 0
D Anthony Cousin 8 1 1 1 0 0 1
BU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Walt Lemon Jr. 33 14 3 4 2 0 4
B- D. Simms-Edwards 34 11 4 3 3 0 1
C+ Tyshon Pickett 25 11 6 1 1 0 1
C+ Will Egolf 24 9 6 1 1 1 1
C Jake Eastman 31 7 4 3 1 0 1
C Jordan Prosser 21 7 5 0 0 0 1
D+ Jalen Crawford 17 4 1 1 1 0 1
D Shayok Shayok 9 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Ka`Darryl Bell 8 1 1 0 1 0 1
D Milos Knezevic 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Jimmy Gavin 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Mason Alwan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Nate Wells 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Darrion Harris 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Missouri Valley Standings

OverallConf
1 Wichita State 35-1 18-0
2 Indiana State 23-11 12-6
3 Northern Iowa 16-15 10-8
4 Missouri State 20-13 9-9
4 Illinois State 18-16 9-9
4 SIU 14-19 9-9
 7Bradley 12-20 7-11
8 Drake 15-16 6-12
8 Evansville 14-19 6-12
10 LCU 10-22 4-14
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#10 Mason Alwan Sr G 6-2 200
#4 Auston Barnes Jr F 6-8 215
#0 Ka`Darryl Bell So G 6-1 195
#35 Chris Blake Jr F 6-7 215
#3 Anthony Fields So G 6-0 160
#24 Omari Grier So G 6-4 180
#12 Darrion Harris So G 5-10 155
#25 Walt Lemon Jr. Sr G 6-3 180
#20 Tyshon Pickett Sr F 6-6 230
#44 Jordan Prosser Sr C 6-8 245
#21 Mike Shaw Jr F 6-8 230
#13 J. Swopshire Fr F 6-6 205
#22 Xzavier Taylor Fr F/C 6-9 225
#52 Nate Wells So C 7-1 260
#34 Stefan Zecevic Fr G 6-6 200