Dyricus Simms-Edwards scored 21 points and Taylor Brown added 20 as Bradley made Geno Ford's debut as coach successful with a 68-58 victory over UMKC on Sunday.
Jordan Prosser and Jake Eastman added 12 points each for the Braves. Prosser had 17 rebounds.
Trinity Hall had 14 points, Kirk Korver 12 and Dustin Dibble seven points and 11 rebounds for the Kangaroos (0-2).
Bradley ended the game on an 11-2 run over the last 2:38. Baskets by Brown and Eastman made the score 61-56 with 1:37 to play, and the Braves cemented the victory by making seven free throws, four by Simms-Edwards.
Ford came to Bradley after winning back-to-back Mid-American Conference titles at Kent State.