Crouch scores 24 points to lead Bradley past UW-Milwaukee 84-72
PEORIA, Ill. (AP)—Jeremy Crouch had a game-high 24 points and eight rebounds to lead Bradley past Wisconsin-Milwaukee 84-72 on Saturday night.
Theron Wilson had 15 points and four rebounds on 5-of-7 shooting for the Braves (17-12), while both Sam Maniscalco and Tyrone Cole-Scott added 13 points apiece.
The bench chipped in 36 points for Wisconsin-Milwaukee (13-13), lead by Charlie Swiggett with 13 points. He was the only Panther in double digits. Paige Paulsen had nine points and four rebounds.
Crouch was 8-of-10 from the free-throw line, leading a squad that missed just three free throws the entire game, going 18-of-21.
The Braves led 38-30 at the half and led by 12 points early in the second before a Wisconsin-Milwaukee rally pulled the Panthers within three. But a pair of 3-pointers by Crouch drove a Bradley surge that clinched the game.
Bradley shot 53.7 percent for the game, including 60 percent from the field in the second half. Wisconsin-Milwaukee shot 40 percent from the field.