ST. LOUIS (AP) Ben Harvey had a season-high 24 points as ninth-seeded Southern Illinois got past eighth-seeded Bradley 73-63 in the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference Tourney on Thursday.
The Salukis face top-seeded and 20th-ranked Loyola Chicago in the first quarterfinal game on Friday.
Trent Brown had 13 points for Southern Illinois (12-13). Kyler Filewich added 12 points. Steven Verplancken Jr. had 10 points.