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Bradley 55, Loyola-Chicago 38

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Guard Walt Lemon Jr. scored 16 points as the Bradley Braves broke a three-game losing streak with a 55-38 Missouri Valley Conference victory over visiting Loyola-Chicago Ramblers on Saturday at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill.

The Braves (12-17, 7-9) completed a season sweep as forward Auston Barnes scored seven straight points to open the second half on the way to a 26-17 edge.

Bradley pushed the lead to double digits at 31-20 by the 14:08 mark and maintained a healthy advantage the rest of the way.

Forward Christian Thomas scored a team-high nine points as the Ramblers (9-19, 4-12) dropped their fourth in a row. Loyola managed just 26.5 percent from the field (13-of-49) and 1-of-18 on 3-point tries.

Bradley also beat Loyola 63-54 in a Feb. 6 meeting in Chicago, the Braves’ only conference road victory this season.

The Braves host league-leading Wichita State on Tuesday while the Ramblers travel to Missouri State.

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens, Compare.bet, The Sports Daily, 90min, and TopRatedCasinos.co.uk. His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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