Bradley now 8-0 at home, tops Southern Illinois, 68-62 (Jan 09, 2018)
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) Donte Thomas scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Bradley extended the Missouri Valley Conference's longest home winning streak by holding off Southern Illinois 68-62 on Tuesday night.
The Braves are 8-0 at home this season and have won 10 straight dating back to last season.
Armon Fletcher hit two free throws with :35 left to get the Salukis within two, 64-62, but Jayden Hodgson hit four straight free throws to seal the victory.
Thomas hit 8 of 10 from the field and was 5 of 5 from the free throw line in leading Bradley (13-5, 3-2). Darrell Brown and Hodgson each added 11 points.
Bradley shot 47.1 percent from the field (24 of 51), including 5 of 21 from distance.
Sean Lloyd Jr. had 14 points and dished six assists to lead Southern Illinois (10-8, 2-3). Tyler Smithpeters and Fletcher added 13 and 12 points, respectively.