Bradley 62, Georgia Southern 43

Tyshon Pickett scored 17 points and pulled down a career-high 11
rebounds, and Bradley rode a pair of scoring runs to a 62-43
victory over Georgia Southern on Monday night in the opening round
of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic.

Will Egolf added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Braves
(7-2), who matched their win total from the entire 2011-12 season,
when they were 7-25. Georgia Southern’s 43 points were the fewest
Bradley has allowed since a 52-42 win over Indiana State in
2004.

C.J. Reed led the Eagles (4-6) with 10 points and Cleon Roberts
scored nine. Georgia Southern shot 35 percent from the field and
made just three of its 11 free throws.

Bradley went on an 11-0 run midway through the first half en
route to a 29-18 halftime lead. Later, the Braves scored 14
unanswered points to lead 59-40 and clinch the win.