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Bradley's Milos Knezevic, right, drives around Illinois' Dominique Keller during an NCAA college basketball game at the Las Vegas Invitational in Las Vegas on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch) By Laura Rauch Bradley's Milos Knezevic, right, drives around Illinois' Dominique Keller during an NCAA college basketball game at the Las Vegas Invitational in Las Vegas on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch) By Laura Rauch
Illinois' Bill Cole (30) is guarded by Bradley's Chris Roberts, left, during an NCAA college basketball game at the Las Vegas Invitational in Las Vegas on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch) By Laura Rauch Illinois' Bill Cole (30) is guarded by Bradley's Chris Roberts, left, during an NCAA college basketball game at the Las Vegas Invitational in Las Vegas on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch) By Laura Rauch
Illinois' Demetri McCamey, bottom, and Bradley's Taylor Brown, top, collide during an NCAA college basketball game at the Las Vegas Invitational in Las Vegas on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch) By Laura Rauch Illinois' Demetri McCamey, bottom, and Bradley's Taylor Brown, top, collide during an NCAA college basketball game at the Las Vegas Invitational in Las Vegas on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch) By Laura Rauch
Illinois head coach Bruce Weber, left, argues with a referee, right, during an NCAA college basketball game against Bradley at the Las Vegas Invitational in Las Vegas on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch) By Laura Rauch Illinois head coach Bruce Weber, left, argues with a referee, right, during an NCAA college basketball game against Bradley at the Las Vegas Invitational in Las Vegas on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch) By Laura Rauch

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Andrew Warren scored 16 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 30 seconds left, to lift Bradley to a 72-68 win over No. 20 Illinois 72-68 at the Las Vegas Invitational on Saturday night.

Warren's basket put the Braves up 68-66. Bradley, which had five players in double figures, ended the game on an 11-2 run and went 3-1 in the Invitational.

Chris Roberts had 13 points for the Braves (4-2). Taylor Brown, Will Egolf and Sam Maniscalco, who made two free throws with 2 seconds left to seal it, all had 12 points apiece.

Mike Davis led the Illini (4-2) with 17 points. Illinois finished the tournament a disappointing 2-2, and lost the last two games in Las Vegas on consecutive days. Utah upset the Illini 70-68 on Friday night.

Mike Tisdale had 12 points for Illinois while Demetri McCamey added 10.

After trailing 29-28 at halftime, the Braves opened a 47-38 lead with 12:59 left. But the Illini went on an 18-8 run and eventually took the lead on Davis' 3-point play with 4:44 left 62-61.

After Illinois built a 66-61 lead, Bradley scored the next nine points, capped by Warren's 3-pointer.

After Warren's 3-pointer, McCamey had a chance to tie with 24 seconds left, but missed the front end of a 1-and-1 free throw.

Bradley shot 8 of 27 in the first half. But the Braves jumped out to a 14-6 lead.

Illinois went on a 9-0 run and led 23-17 before four more lead changes in the half. The Illini led 29-28 at the half on Davis' layup just before the buzzer.

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