Bradley surges in overtime, beats Eastern Illinois 87-83
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) Koch Bar had 17 points and 14 rebounds and Bradley pulled away in overtime after trailing for the better part of the second half to beat Eastern Illinois 87-83 on Tuesday night.
Bradley (4-3) opened the overtime period on a 9-2 run to lead 81-74 with 1:17 left. Eastern Illinois (4-3) closed to 81-79 with 42 seconds left, but Bradley made all six of its free-throw attempts from there.
The Braves fell behind at the 10:55 mark of the second half and trailed until Darrell Brown made a pair of free throws with 23 seconds left that tied it at 72. The Panthers' Montell Goodwin missed a 3-point attempt in the final seconds and Bar secured the rebound to force overtime.
JoJo McGlaston added 17 points and Brown scored 14 for Bradley.
Demetrius McReynolds led Eastern Illinois with 25 points and Muusa Dama had 12 points and 11 rebounds.