Syracuse vs Bradley (National Collegiate Campus Basketball Tournament)
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Bradley University Field House, Peoria, Ill  
March 31, 1951  
Syracuse
76
Pos Player Min FG FGA 3FG 3FGA FT FTA Reb Asst TO Stl Blk Fls Pts
G
Tom Jockle
-
3
-
-
-
2
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
8
G
Jack Kiley
-
6
-
-
-
3
4
-
-
-
-
-
-
15
C
Ed Miller
-
1
-
-
-
8
11
-
-
-
-
-
-
10
F
Dick Suprunowicz
-
6
-
-
-
0
0
-
-
-
-
-
-
12
F
Stan Swanson
-
5
-
-
-
4
6
-
-
-
-
-
-
14
-
Bucky Roche
-
1
-
-
-
2
3
-
-
-
-
-
-
4
-
Frank Reddout
-
1
-
-
-
1
4
-
-
-
-
-
-
3
-
Tony Hladik
-
1
-
-
-
0
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
2
-
Chuck Steveskey
-
2
-
-
-
1
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
5
-
Bill Manikas
-
1
-
-
-
1
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
3
Syracuse Total
200
27
-
-
-
22
34
-
-
-
-
-
-
76
Bradley
75
Pos Player Min FG FGA 3FG 3FGA FT FTA Reb Asst TO Stl Blk Fls Pts
G
Bill Mann
-
1
-
-
-
2
3
-
-
-
-
-
-
4
G
Gene Melchiorre
-
7
-
-
-
5
9
-
-
-
-
-
-
19
C
Ed Behnke
-
4
-
-
-
1
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
9
F
Charley Grover
-
4
-
-
-
5
6
-
-
-
-
-
-
13
F
Squeaky Schlictman
-
7
-
-
-
3
6
-
-
-
-
-
-
17
-
Kelly
-
2
-
-
-
4
7
-
-
-
-
-
-
8
-
Preece
-
1
-
-
-
1
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
3
-
Ott
-
2
-
-
-
0
0
-
-
-
-
-
-
4
 
Bradley Total
200
28
-
-
-
19
31
-
-
-
-
-
-
75
Attendence 8,600

Comments:

Bradley scored the first eighteen points of the game to lead 18-0, then 22-2, and led 40-35 at halftime. Syracuse would score the first eight points of the second half to lead 43-40; the game would remain tight and was tied at 55-55 before Bradley would go on a run to take a 63-56 lead with 5:53 to play. The Orangemen would make a quick run starting with two free throws by Ed Miller, and a basket by Stan Swanson. Kelly would score one free throw for Bradley; then Jack Kiley and Swanson would each score a basket to tie the game at 64-64 with 4:14 to play.

Ed Behnke would make a basket and put Bradley ahead 66-64, but Syracuse would score the next six points, including a three point play by Swanson. The Orangemen would never trail again. Bradley would make a run at the end of the game, and get the score back to 76-74. Syracuse ran the clock down to 10 seconds, when Jack Kiley called a timeout; unfortunately a technical resulted as the Orangemen had no timeouts left to call. Preece made the technical free throw, and Bradley inbounded the ball. Bradley's Squeaky Schlictmen took a desperate shot from the sideline as time expired, and the Orangemen won the National Collegiate Campus Basketball Tournament.

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