HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Jeremy Crouch had 13 points and
Bradley turned to its defense to defeat Southern Mississippi 56-43
on Wednesday night.
The Braves (6-2) held Southern Miss to 29 percent shooting in
winning its second straight game.Lawrence Wright added 12 points for Bradley. His basket with
8:12 remaining pushed the Braves' lead into double figures to stay.Kyle Lamonte led Southern Miss (4-7) with a career-high 18
points. The slow-starting Golden Eagles had just seven points with
8 minutes remaining in the first half.Bradley led 21-18 at halftime and gradually increased it the
rest of the way.The Braves outrebounded Southern Miss 36-28 and snapped the
Golden Eagles' modest two-game winning streak that was their first
since December 2004.