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Illinois State Holds Off Bradley, 62-53

PEORIA, IL – Illinois State forward DeAnna Wilson put up 22 points and 17 rebounds, leading the visiting Redbirds (16-13, 12-6 MVC) to a 62-53 Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball victory at I-74 rival Bradley (4-23, 1-17 MVC) Saturday afternoon at Renaissance Coliseum.

Coupled with Valparaiso's upset of Valley regular-season champion Southern Illinois Saturday afternoon, the 10th-seeded Braves will face No. 7 seed Drake (17-12, 9-9 MVC) at 7 p.m. Thursday to cap the first round of the Hoops in the Heartland 2021 MVC Women's Basketball Championship at TaxSlayer Center in Moline. Fourth-place Illinois State will take on No.