Bradley survived a second half run by the Wofford Terriers, but prevailed 56-54 in front of nearly 9,000 people at Carver Arena Sunday night.
The Braves trailed 22-20 at the half, but quickly built a 12-point lead in the first eight minutes of the second half. Wofford climbed back in the game, and had the ball with a chance to win the game. Bradley's Andrew Warren stole a pass and went coast-to-coast for a dunk with 4.2 seconds left to seal the victory.
Taylor Brown was the star in his season debut, finishing with 16 points and eight rebounds. Chris Roberts added 13 points and nine rebounds, and Sam Maniscalco filled the box score with four points, seven rebounds and five assists, with only one turnover.
The Braves also got solid play out of Will Egolf, who tallied eight points, four rebounds and three blocks in 25 turnover-free minutes. Warren added nine points and five rebounds, and Eddren McCain chipped in with four rebounds and five assists.
Bradley shot just 2-16 from three-point distance, leaving the team hitting 34.5% of their long distance attempts. Wofford came into the game as the country's best free-throw shooting team, and connected on 13-15 attempts.
The Braves host Presbyterian College on Tuesday before heading to Las Vegas to battle Oklahoma State, and either Illinois or Utah. For official postgame notes, visit BradleyBraves.com - but for in-depth analysis and informative game previews, stick with the Bradley Braves Examiner!