Bradley holds off Northeastern 79-68

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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Walt Lemon Jr. had 24 points and Dyricus Simms-Edwards added 19 as Bradley snapped a four-game losing streak Tuesday night with a 79-68 victory over Northeastern.

The duo combined to shoot 12 for 16 from the field, 5 for 7 on 3-point attempts, and 14 for 17 from the free-throw line while accounting for eight of the Braves' 14 assists.

Bradley (4-4) trailed 37-36 early in the second half before scoring 14 straight points. Northeastern (3-4) twice pulled within four points, the last time with 2:15 remaining. But the Braves hit 7 of 8 free throws -- including 6 of 6 from Simms-Edwards -- to clinch it.

Northeastern got 18 points from Quincy Ford, 17 from Joel Smith and 13 points and 11 rebounds from Jonathan Lee.

Taylor Brown added 11 points and 12 rebounds for Bradley.

The teams combined for 45 turnovers -- 23 by Northeastern and 22 by Bradley.