SPRINGFIELD, Missouri — Chris Kendrix scored a career-high 21 points and Missouri State came up clutch at the free-throw line in the final seconds to hold off Bradley 77-71 on Tuesday night.
Dorrian Williams and Jarred Dixon each scored a pair of foul shots in the last 13 seconds to foil a Bradley comeback. Camyn Boone scored 18 points for Missouri State (10-13, 6-5 Missouri Valley Conference). The Tigers made 30 of 37 foul shots
Bradley missed its first nine shots of the game while committing 10 turnovers to dig a 22-4 hole at the start. The Braves rallied as close as 73-71 on Antoine Pittman's driving layup with 41 seconds left. The Braves had to foul, and Williams and Dixon didn't miss.
Each team shot 54 percent after halftime.