Bradley forced 24 Kent State turnovers, held leading scorer Jordan Korinek to six points and beat the Flashes, 68-60, in Peoria.
The Braves’ defense kept the ball from Korinek, who had scored 93 points in KSU’s last four games. Kent’s leading scorer got off just eight shots.
KSU turned the ball over trying to get it to Korinek, but it also lost the ball all over the floor. The 24 turnovers were the most for KSU this season. Bradley scored 20 off turnovers. KSU scored 11 off 15 Bradley turnovers.
Kent State is now 3-5 on the season. Bradley is 4-4.
Larissa Lurken had a career-high 25 points and pretty much kept the Flashes in the game by herself. Most of those points came on drives to the basket.
Naddiyah Cross was the only other Kent player in double figures with 10, and Cross had to sit out most of the first half with three fouls.
More detailed story, with quotes from coach Danny O’Banion and analysis, will follow soon.