PEORIA, Ill. (AP) Khristian Smith, who nailed a 3-pointer with 5:18 left to give Indiana State the lead for good, had 16 points as the Sycamores beat Bradley 60-52 on Saturday.
The victory assures Indiana State (15-15, 11-7 Missouri Valley Conference) the No. 3 seed in the conference tournament that begins March 5.
Bradley had a 7-0 run to lead 47-46 with 5:52 left in the game, but the Sycamores held Bradley to just five points in the final 5:37, outscoring the Braves 14-5 in that period. Smith started that run with his trey.