Bradley continued its historic season with a 73-49 home win over Southern Illinois to move to a program-best 12-2 start, and improve to 3-0 in MVC play for the first time since the 1990-91 season. Fourteen different players scored for the Braves, who opened up a 43-16 halftime advantage behind a stingy defense that limited SIU to 5-of-20 shooting. UNI worked the glass as it earned its second Valley win behind a 24-point, 14-rebound effort from Kim Wypiszynski. UNI held a 50-31 rebounding advantage and held Evansville to 22 percent shooting in the 62-43 win.
Three Missouri Valley Conference games are on tap for Saturday, including Wichita State at Creighton, Missouri State at Drake and Illinois State at Indiana State.
Bradley 73, Southern Illinois 49
Bradley: 12-2, 3-0 MVC
Southern Illinois: 4-7, 0-2 MVC
Box Score | Game Stories: Bradley | Southern Illinois
PEORIA, Ill. -- Bradley used an early 15-0 run to pull away from Southern Illinois and never looked back as the Braves extended their season-long win streak to six games with a 73-49 victory against Southern Illinois Friday night at Lorene Ramsey Gym. Junior Jenny Van Kirk scored a team-high points 12 points as all 14 Bradley players which saw action in the game scored.
UNI 62, Evansville 43
UNI: 4-9, 2-1 MVC
Evansville: 8-5, 1-1 MVC
Box Score | Game Stories: UNI | Evansville
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - Junior forward Kim Wypiszynski notched her second double-double of the season with 24 points and 14 rebounds to help UNI top Evansville 62-43 in Missouri Valley Conference action Friday night in the McLeod Center. Wypiszynski was 9-of-13 from the floor and 6-of-8 from the free-throw line as she set career marks for both points and rebounds in the game. Nicole Clausen finished with 13 points, and Lizzie Boeck scored 11 points for UNI (4-9, 2-1). Rachel Madrigal scored eight points and collected seven rebounds.