ST. LOUIS -- Darrell Brown scored 25 points to lead five in double-figure scoring as No. 4 seed Bradley beat eighth-seeded Drake 76-66 on Saturday to advance to a second straight Missouri Valley Conference tournament championship.
Bradley (22-11) will play seventh-seeded Valparaiso (19-15) for the title on Sunday.
The Braves never trailed after the opening minute and built a 44-35 halftime lead. Drake pulled to 52-49, but Bradley answered with a 7-0 spurt,
The Bulldogs cut the deficit to six points with five minutes to play but didn't get closer.
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