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Bradley edges Southern Illinois 69-66

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By Associated Press

PEORIA -- Dyricus Simms-Edwards scored 18 points and Bradley defeated Southern Illinois 69-66 Tuesday night.

Four Braves were in double figures. Walt Lemon Jr. scored 16 points and added eight assists, Tyshon Pickett scored 15 and Will Egolf had 11 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots for Bradley (11-7, 3-3 Missouri Valley).

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Desmar Jackson led the Salukis (8-9, 1-5) with 21 points. Jeff Early had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Anthony Beane Jr. added 13 points for SIU.

The win ended Bradley's three-game losing streak and gave the Braves their first season sweep of their MVC rivals since 2000-01.

Neither team led by more than eight points in the game.

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