Jordan Prosser matched his career high with 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds, the Braves defense had 17 steals and Bradley narrowly escaped a second half surge by George Washington to hold on for a 72-68 victory Tuesday night in Peoria, Ill.
Bradley (6-2) led 38-21 at halftime and took a 19-point lead just 13 seconds into the second half but the George Washington (4-4) outscored the Braves 47-32 the rest of the way and still came up short.
The Braves defense forced 23 turnovers and outscored George Washington 24-8 on turnovers.
Walt Lemon Jr. added 14 points, five steals and four assists for Bradley and teammate Dyricus Simms-Edwards scored 11 points, pulled five rebounds and tallied five steals.
Patricio Garino was 10 of 17 from the field to lead the Colonials with 24 points and Isaiah Armwood recorded a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds
●HOWARD 55, AMERICAN 50: Mike Phillips had a game-high 19 points and 12 rebounds as the Bison rallied at Burr Arena.
Phillips, a 6-foot-7 junior forward, matched his season high as the Bison (2-7) overcame a two-point halftime deficit.
Senior guard Calvin Thompson (12 points) was the only other player in double figures for Howard.
American (3-5) was led by senior guard Danile Munoz’s 11 points. Stephen Lumpkins, who came in averaging 17 points, was held to just 10. He added eight rebounds.
Sugar Rodgers became the first 2,000-point scorer in the history of the Georgetown women’s program, pouring in 30 points as the Hoyas defeated Monmouth, 61-48, in West Long Branch, N.J.
The Hoyas (7-2) broke open a one-point game at halftime behind 11 straight points from Rodgers, a 5-foot-11 senior guard from Suffolk, Va. She scored 25 of her points in the second 20 minutes.
“We just need to make better decisions in the first half,” Hoyas Coach Keith Brown said. “We’ve proven that we can regroup and come back from a deficit, but we need to stop putting ourselves in those situations.”
The Hoyas forced 34 turnovers, but were outrebounded, 38-32, and shot 35.6 percent for the game.
Monmouth fell to 2-6.
●NAVY 69. WILLIAM & MARY 64: Sophomore guard Chloe Stapleton had 20 points off the bench as the Mids placed four players in double figures to turn back the Tribe in Annapolis.
Jade Geif added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Navy, which improved to 6-4.
William & Mary (2-5) was led by Emily Correal’s game-high 21 points.