Bradley downs Illinois-Springfield 70-55
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye scored 12 points, Jojo McGlaston added 10 points and Bradley downed Division II-member Illinois-Springfield 70-55 in Friday night's season opener for both teams.
UIS led briefly 8-7 after a free throw by Logan Gonce, but Bradley pulled to a 37-24 halftime lead, never trailed and steadily pulled away.
The Braves shot 47 percent from the field (26 of 55) to Illinois-Springfield's 35 percent (20 of 58), but were outrebounded 43-33.
Lautier-Ogunleye, McGlaston and Koch Bar each had five boards for the Braves and Antione Pittman had a team-high four assists.
Bahari Amaya scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Illinois-Springfield. Vince Walker added 14 points and Zach Steinberg had eight boards.