Bradley 73, S. Illinois 57
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) _ Anthony Parker scored 19 points to lead Bradley to a 73-57 victory Monday over Southern Illinois in the Missouri Valley Conference.
Dwayne Funches added 17 points for Bradley’s Braves (9-4 overall, 4-1 MVC). Six of Funches’ points came in the first 5:14 helping the Braves take an early 19-9 lead.
Bradley led 41-29 at halftime.
Scott Burzynski led the Salukis (8-6, 1-2) with 15 points.
With 19:03 left in the game, the Salukis managed to cut the Bradley lead to 41-31, but the Braves scored 18 of the next 24 points to take a 59-37 lead with 8:12 remaining.
The Salukis’ top scorer this season _ Troy Hudson who’s averaging 20.1 points per game, was held to just two points on 1-of-15 shooting.