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Bradley Basketball Game Notes: vs. IUPUI
Release: Wednesday 12/02/2013 
by BradleyBraves.com

2013-14 Bradley Basketball Game Notes
Game 8 | IUPUI (1-7) at Bradley (5-2)

After sweeping through a program-record five November home games, Bradley will tipoff December by hosting IUPUI Wednesday night in the second game of a Bradley Basketball doubleheader on campus at Renaissance Coliseum.  The Braves will be trying to extend a trio of home winning streaks:  seven straight home wins overall, 10 consecutive non-conference home wins and eight straight on-campus home wins.

Details IUPUI Jaguars (1-7) at Bradley Braves (5-2)
When Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 | 7:30 p.m. CST
Where Peoria, Ill. | Renaissance Coliseum (4,200)
Tickets $20 between baselines, $50 Coliseum 4-Pack (4 tix, 4 hot dogs, 4 drinks)
Television N/A
Radio 1470 WMBD - Dave Snell (pbp), Chad Kleine (analyst) and Dan DiOrio (pregame)
Streaming Bradley All-Access (Live Events Tab) | Video (subscription) | Audio (free)
Live Stats StatBroadcast
Twitter @BradleySIDLive | #BRADvIUPUI
Series Bradley leads 2-1 | Last: Bradley 79-72, Nov. 17, 2012 at IUPUI
Game Notes Bradley Pregame Notes Packet | IUPUI Pregame Notes Packet

 

Tip-Off
•  After sweeping through a program-record five November home games, Bradley will tip off December by hosting IUPUI Wednesday night on campus at Renaissance Coliseum.
•  Wednesday’s game will make up the second half of a Bradley Basketball doubleheader, which will start with a 5 p.m. women’s basketball game between the Braves and Eastern Illinois.
•  Bradley is 5-0 all-time at Renaissance Coliseum and the Braves have won eight consecutive on-campus games dating back to the 1982 NIT.
•  Bradley has won seven straight home games.

Series Information
•  Wednesday’s game will be the fourth all-time meeting between Bradley and IUPUI.
•  The Braves took a 2-1 lead in the series last season by earning the first road victory of the series, 79-72 Nov. 17, 2012 at IUPUI.
•  In the only previous meeting in Peoria, Bradley earned a 70-53 victory Dec. 30, 2000 at Carver Arena.

Bradley Basketball Doubleheader
•  Bradley Athletics will host its second men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader of the season Wednesday night at Renaissance Coliseum.
•  Both teams also took part in a doubleheader Nov. 15 at Carver Arena: the Bradley men downed Chicago State, 77-64, in the opener before the women fell to Stony Brook, 83-79, in the late-starting nightcap.
•  This time around, the Bradley Women will tip off the doubleheader with a 5 p.m. game Wednesday night versus Eastern Illinois, with the men’s game against IUPUI to follow at 7:30.
Wednesday Night Promotions
•  Bradley Doubleheader: A single ticket will be good for admission to both games Wednesday night. Seats between the baselines are $20, while endzone seats may be purchased as part of the Coliseum 4-Pack ($50 for four tickets, four hot dogs and four drinks).
•  Toys for Tots: Bring a new, unwrapped toy to Renaissance Coliseum for the Bradley University Toys for Tots Drive and be entered into the NCAA National Ticket Giveaway drawing for 2014 Final Four Tickets.
•  Dorm Challenge: The Bradley University residence hall floor with the best attendance by halftime of the men’s game will win a pizza party for its floor.
•  Halftime performance by Josiah Williams: Bradley University’s star of “One More Night in Peoria” will sing original songs at halftime of both the men’s and women’s basketball games.

Ford Milestones
•  Third-year Bradley head coach Geno Ford is in his ninth year overall as a collegiate head coach.
•  Ford enters Wednesday’s game with a 149-113 (.569) career record, leaving him just one win shy of 150 in his career.
•  Wednesday’s game will be Ford’s 75th as Bradley’s head coach.

On-Campus Record
•  Wednesday’s game versus IUPUI will be Bradley’s second of the season at Renaissance Coliseum.
•  The Braves improved to 5-0 all-time in the 4-year-old arena with their 85-59 win against Alabama State Nov. 10 at Renaissance Coliseum.
•  Bradley is 504-142 (.780) all-time in games played at the three different on-campus arenas in the University’s history.
•  For comparison’s sake, the Braves are 566-192 (.747) all-time in five different off-campus home venues: Peoria YMCA (16-12), Peoria Armory (192-53), Woodruff High School (20-6), Pekin High School (1-0) and Carver Arena (337-121).
Bradley W-L in On-Campus Arenas
Venue                 Years       W-L    Pct.
Hewitt Gym            1909-24    86-40   .683
Robertson Fieldhouse  1949-82*  413-102  .802
Renaissance Coliseum  2011-       5-0   1.000
*Bradley also played Illinois Wesleyan Dec. 1, 1993 at Robertson Fieldhouse.

Home Win Streaks
•  The Braves have won seven consecutive home games overall, 10 consecutive non-conference home games and eight consecutive on-campus home games.
•  The latter streak dates back to a pair of wins in the 1982 NIT at Robertson Fieldhouse.
•  The current 7-game overall home win streak is Bradley’s longest since a 15-gamer in 2006.
•  The current streak of 10 consecutive non-conference home wins is the longest since the Braves enjoyed a 29-game home winning streak against non-MVC foes from Nov. 21, 2003-Dec. 1, 2007.
•  Wednesday’s game against IUPUI will mark the one-year anniversary of the start of the current, 10-game non-conference home winning streak, a 72-68 win against George Washington Dec. 4, 2012 at Carver Arena.
•  In the 32-year Carver Arena era, Bradley now has enjoyed six double-digit, non-conference home winning streaks (though three wins in the current streak were secured at Renaissance Coliseum).

Defending the Home Court
•  In Bradley’s five home games, the Braves have limited their opponents to just 62.4 ppg on 38.0 percent shooting from the field.
•  The five home opponents have combined to make just 18-of-110 (.164) 3-point field goal attempts.
•  Even the free throw defense has been good at home, where Bradley’s opponents are shooting just 61.4 percent from the stripe.
•  Bradley also boasts a +9.8 rebound margin at home, where the opposition is averaging just 31.0 rebounds per game.

3-Point Defense
•  Through the first seven games, Bradley’s opponents have combined to make just 37-of-159 (.233) 3-point field goal attempts.
•  Bradley leads The Valley in 3-point field goal percentage defense and the fewest 3-point field goals allowed per game (5.3).
•  In the five wins, the 3-point field goal defense has been particularly stifling, as none of the losing teams have made better than 20 percent of their 3-point field goal attempts.
•  In the two losses, though, Illinois (10-25) and Arizona State (9-24), combined to make 38.8 percent (19-49) of their long-range tries.
•  IUPUI enters Wednesday’s game shooting 28.7 percent from 3-point territory.

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