The Salukis scratched and crawled, but couldn't complete the comeback as they fell to Bradley 57-55.
SIU (10-7, 3-5) missed two open 3-point shots in the final 10 seconds of the game to drop the Missouri Valley Conference contest to the Braves (9-9, 4-4).
Head coach Chris Lowery said the Salukis, who went 17-62 from the field and 4-25 from 3-point range, guarded well enough to win the game.
"Our shot selection was atrocious, and that's on me," Lowery said. "Our focus was not where it needed to be."
SIU struggled coming out of the gate, as Bradley went on a 15-0 run in the first 4:33 of the game
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