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Bradley Braves men's basketball

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University  Bradley University
Home  Away
Division  Division I (NCAA)
League  Division I (NCAA)
Nickname  Braves
Head coach  Brian Wardle
Arena/Stadium  Carver Arena
Colors  Red, White
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Conference  Missouri Valley Conference
Location  Peoria, Illinois, United States

The Bradley Braves men's basketball team represents Bradley University, located in Peoria, Illinois, United States, in NCAA Division I basketball competition. They currently compete in the Missouri Valley Conference. The team last played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 2006, reaching the "Sweet Sixteen". The Braves are currently coached by Brian Wardle.


Bradley has also appeared in the National Invitation Tournament 21 times; have an all-time NIT record of 26–18, with four titles (1957, 1960, 1964, and 1982). Until the introduction of the Vegas 16 Tournament in 2016, the program held the distinction of being invited to the initial offering of every national postseason tournament.

The Bradley Braves men's basketball team plays their home games at Carver Arena (11,442).

NCAA Tournament results

The Braves have appeared in 8 NCAA Tournaments and have advanced to two final fours and two national championship games. Their combined record of 11–8.

NIT results

The Braves have appeared in 21 National Invitation Tournaments and are four-time champions (1957, 1960, 1964, and 1982). Their combined record is 25–18.

CBI results

The Braves have participated in one College Basketball Invitational in 2008 where they advanced to the 3–game series final. Their combined record is 4–2.

CIT Results

The Braves have participated in two CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournaments (CIT). In 2009 where they advanced to the championship game. Their combined record is 5–2.

NCIT Results

Bradley participated in the 1974 National Commissioners Invitational Tournament where they advanced to the semifinals. Their record is 1–1.

National Campus Basketball Tournament results

The Braves appeared in, and hosted, the only National Campus Basketball Tournament. Their record is 2–1.

I-74 Rivalry

The I-74 Rivalry (also known as The War on I-74) is an annual rivalry game between the Illinois State and Bradley University.

Notable players

  • Danny Granger
  • Hersey Hawkins
  • Jim Les
  • Bobby Joe Mason
  • Shellie McMillon
  • Gene Melchiorre
  • Patrick O'Bryant
  • Anthony Parker
  • Roger Phegley
  • David Thirdkill
  • Paul Unruh
  • Chet Walker
  • References

    Bradley Braves men's basketball Wikipedia