Bradley Beats UNI 78-67, Snaps 9-game Skid

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By James Steward

PEORIA, Illinois (AP) — Dyricus Simms-Edwards had 26 points and Taylor Brown scored 23 as Bradley snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 78-67 victory over Northern Iowa on Sunday.

Walt Lemon Jr. added 16 points for the Braves (6-13, 1-6 Missouri Valley), who overcame a 16-point second-half deficit to win for the first time since Dec. 15.

Johnny Moran and Chip Rank scored 15 points apiece for Northern Iowa (13-6, 3-4), while Jake Koch and Anthony James each had 11.

Bradley, trailing 44-28 early in the second half, went on a 20-3 run that was capped by Brown's dunk and put the Braves ahead 48-47 with 10:57 remaining. The game remained close until Simms-Edwards hit a 3-pointer with 2:17 left to break a 65-65 tie, and the Braves hit 10 of 12 free throws down the stretch to secure the victory.

N. IOWA (13-6)

Tuttle 2-3 0-0 4, Koch 4-6 3-3 11, Moran 4-11 3-4 15, Sonnen 1-5 2-4 5, James 5-19 0-1 11, Mitchell 1-2 3-5 6, Rank 5-7 1-1 15, Morrison 0-1 0-0 0, Pehl 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-54 12-18 67.

BRADLEY (6-13)

Brown 6-12 10-11 23, Shayok 0-1 4-6 4, Prosser 1-5 1-1 3, Simms-Edwards 8-14 4-4 26, Lemon 6-14 3-5 16, Woods 0-0 0-0 0, Eastman 1-4 0-0 2, Crawford 0-1 0-0 0, Thompson 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 24-54 22-27 78.

Halftime_N. Iowa 36-24. 3-Point Goals_N. Iowa 11-29 (Rank 4-6, Moran 4-9, Mitchell 1-1, Sonnen 1-5, James 1-6, Koch 0-1, Morrison 0-1), Bradley 8-18 (Simms-Edwards 6-9, Brown 1-3, Lemon 1-4, Eastman 0-1, Shayok 0-1). Fouled Out_Koch. Rebounds_N. Iowa 35 (Moran, Rank 7), Bradley 33 (Brown, Eastman 8). Assists_N. Iowa 13 (Koch, Mitchell, Sonnen 3), Bradley 11 (Lemon 4). Total Fouls_N. Iowa 23, Bradley 15. A_8,223.
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