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Bradley beats Creighton 81-62 in MVC quarterfinal

Mar 5, 2010 - 10:51 PM ST. LOUIS(AP) -- Sam Maniscalco scored a career-high 31 points on 18-of-19 free-throw shooting to lead Bradley over Creighton 81-62 in the quarterfinal round of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament on Friday.

Fifth-seeded Bradley (16-14) will face top-seeded Northern Iowa (26-4) in a semifinal game Saturday. The Panthers beat Drake 55-40.

Maniscalco hit eight successive free throws in 29 seconds to trigger a 14-2 second-half run that broke open a close game. The Braves made 19 straight foul shots in the second half and finished 27-of-28 from the line.

Andrew Warren added 14 points for the Braves, who broke a six-game losing streak against fourth-seeded Creighton (16-15).

Kenny Lawson led the Bluejays with 17 points. Josh Jones chipped in with 11 points and Justin Carter added 10. Carter had a game-high 13 rebounds.

Bradley went on an 8-0 run early in the second half to take a 40-35 lead.








  • MISSOURI VALLEY TOURNAMENT
    AT ST. LOUIS, MO
    NCAA BB BRADLEY 81
    CREIGHTON 62 FINAL

    Mar 5 5:34 PM


  • MISSOURI VALLEY TOURNAMENT
    AT ST. LOUIS, MO
    NCAA BB BRADLEY 32
    CREIGHTON 31 HALFTIME

    Mar 5 4:30 PM
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    Bradley 32, Creighton 31  HalfMar 5 4:30 PM