LAS VEGAS (AP) - Erick Green scored a career-high 31 points, including a go- ahead layup off an inbounds turnover with 21 seconds left, to lift Virginia Tech past Bradley 66-65 in overtime Saturday night in the Las Vegas Classic's third round.
Green's the nation's second-leading scorer, also had eight rebounds. He also converted a 3-point play with 26 seconds left after the Braves had led 65-61, cutting the lead to one.
Cadarian Raines had 16 points and nine rebounds for Virginia Tech (9-2).
Dyricus Simms-Edwards led Bradley (8-3) with 15 points and seven rebounds.
Trailing 66-65, Bradley's Walt Lemon Jr. (nine points) missed two potential go- ahead free throws with 11 seconds left. The Braves got the ball after the Hokies knocked it out of bounds at the :07 mark.
On the inbounds, Lemon Jr. drove around the right side and missed the potential winning basket with :02 left.
Trailing 55-53 in the final seconds of regulation, Lemon Jr. converted an open layup to tie it 9 seconds left after a steal. On the next possession, Green's 15- foot jumper from the right side hit off the back iron, forcing overtime.
For Bradley shot 26 percent in the second half and were 2 of 5 from the free- throw line in overtime.
Tyshon Pickett and Jordan Prossner each added 10 points for Bradley.
Despite the opening two Virginia Tech points, the Braves led throughout the first half, building a 23-10 lead with 9:53 left in the half. The Hokies cut the lead to 26-21, before Bradley's halftime lead.
Green had 11 first-half points.
Bradley is now 12-6 against Atlantic Coast Conference teams.
Bradley's bench outscored Virginia Tech's reserves 19-5.
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