Bradley beats Drake 76-66 in MVC tournament semifinal
ST. LOUIS — Darrell Brown scored 25 points to lead five in double-figure scoring as No. 4 seed Bradley beat eighth-seeded Drake 76-66 on Saturday to advance to a second straight Missouri Valley Conference tournament championship.
Bradley (22-11) will play for the title on Sunday against the Valparaiso-Missouri State winner.
The Braves never trailed after the opening minute and built a 44-35 halftime lead. Drake pulled to 52-49, but Bradley answered with a 7-0 spurt, highlighted by Bar’s pump-fake jumper in the key that drew a foul from Robbins, his fourth of the game. The Bulldogs cut the deficit to six points with five minutes to play but didn’t get closer.