Bradley rallies big, beats Northern Iowa for MVC title

Bradley rallies big, beats Northern Iowa for MVC title

ST. LOUIS (AP)  — A huge rally by Bradley resulted in quite a reward — its first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2006.

Down by 18 points with 17 minutes left, Elijah Childs and the Braves surged past Northern Iowa 57-54 Sunday in the Missouri Valley Conference championship game.

“You can’t make this up,” Childs said. “We rode the wave and did the course.”

Childs scored 16 points and Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye added 13 for fifth-seeded Bradley (20-14).

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