Tahvanainen scores 18 as Bradley beats Murray State 83-48

PEORIA, Ill. -- — Ville Tahvanainen's 18 points off of the bench helped Bradley to an 83-48 victory over Murray State on Saturday night.

Tahvanainen added six rebounds for the Braves (19-8, 12-4 Missouri Valley Conference). Rienk Mast scored 14 points and Connor Hickman went 6 of 8 from the field to finish with 13 points. It was the sixth win in a row for the Braves, who remain tied for first place with Drake.

The Racers (13-13, 8-8) were led in scoring by Damiree Burns, who finished with 13 points. Jacobi Wood added 10 points for Murray State. In addition, Brian Moore Jr. had eight points.

Bradley took the lead with 2:28 remaining in the first half and never looked back. The score was 31-21 at halftime, with Darius Hannah racking up six points. Tahvanainen scored 15 points in the second half to help lead the way as Bradley went on to secure a victory, outscoring Murray State by 25 points in the second half.


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