PEORIA (AP) -Jeremy Crouch scored 20 points to lead Bradley to a 70-67 victory over Cincinnati in an opening-round game of the inaugural College Basketball Invitational on Wednesday night.
Theron Wilson added 15 for Bradley (18-15), which had not played for 12 days before Wednesday's game.
The Braves missed nine of their first 10 shots as Cincinnati (13-19) jumped out to an early 10-2 lead.
Deonta Vaughn led Cincinnati with 23 points. John Williamson added 14 points for the Bearcats.
Tulsa 61, Miami (Ohio) 45
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Brett McDade scored 18 of his 22 points in the first half to lead Tulsa over Miami (Ohio).
Ben Uzoh had the first seven points in Tulsa's 9-0 run to start the second half, including a three-point play and a 3-pointer from the left wing that beat the shot clock buzzer. Calvin Walls followed with a layup to make it 42-27, restoring a 15-point lead for the Golden Hurricane (21-13) that had completely evaporated late in the first half.
Rodney Haddix scored 12 points and Eric Pollitz had 10 to lead Miami, which was without head coach Charlie Coles for the seventh straight game. Coles had a heart procedure done last week but is expected to return to his job.
Valparaiso 72, Washington 71
SEATTLE (AP) - Brian Bouchie scored 20 points and Brandon McPherson 18 as Valparaiso held on to beat Washington.
Jon Brockman had 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead the hometown Huskies but missed two free throws with 4.7 seconds left.
Shawn Huff scored on a drive with 2:45 remaining for the final points as the Crusaders (22-13) won in the first meeting of the two schools.
Washington (16-17) missed seven shots from the field in the final two minutes in the West Region game. Justin Dentmon scored 11 points for the Huskies and Quincy Pondexter had 10.
Urule Igbavboa had 17 points for the Crusaders, who fell behind 71-70 on a 3-pointer by Joel Smith with 3:08 left.
Utah 81, UTEP 69
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Luke Nevill scored 16 points and had 12 rebounds to lead Utah past UTEP.
Johnnie Bryant added 17 points for the Utes (18-14), who beat UTEP for the 14th consecutive meeting.
Utah entered the tournament losers of six of its last eight games but came out sharp, scoring the game's first nine points. The Utes advance to play Tulsa in the second round Monday.
Stefon Jackson led UTEP with 20 points, and Tavarais Watts and Randy Culpepper both had 14 points. The Miners struggled early, hitting just seven of 34 shots in the first half.
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