Under the leadership of Brian Wardle, the Bradley men's basketball team is now competing at a championship level. Wardle is in his fifth year as head coach. He has proven his success while rebuilding the basketball program. The Braves finished the 2018-19 season with a record of 20-15 as the team claimed its first State Farm MVC Tournament title in 31 years. With the victory, the team headed to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006. However, the Braves would lose to Michigan State in the first round. Be there when the Braves attempt to get back on top again with a new and fast-paced season. You can catch all the exciting action as the Braves look to recapture the magic of the 2018-19 season and soar to new heights. Get your Bradley Braves' basketball tickets at StubHub.
Where can I get tickets to Bradley Braves' games?
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Who are rivals of the Bradley Braves' basketball team?
One of the biggest rivalries of the Bradley Braves is with the Illinois State Redbirds. When the teams meet up, the games are often dubbed the "War on 74." The rivalry is named this because of Interstate 74 that connects both schools. The Loyola Chicago Ramblers are another rival of the Braves. The rivalry is intense since both teams play in the Missouri Valley Conference and are located in the same state. In the 2019 MVC tournament, Bradley defeated the No. 1-ranked Ramblers and dashed their NCAA tourney hopes.
Where is the home arena for the Bradley Braves?
For over 25 seasons, the Bradley Braves have called Carver Arena home. The arena is located in downtown Peoria, Ill. The Braves basketball team has a record of 271-85 (.761) at its home arena, and it is one of the top 50 collegiate basketball programs for home attendance. The team has attracted more than 9,000 fans per game for a conference-best 13 straight seasons. Carver Arena holds a single-game record of 11,444 for a Bradley win over Illinois State on January 24, 2007.
When was the last time the Bradley Braves won a title?
The Braves have won four National Invitation Tournament titles in the program's history. The most recent victory was in 1982 as the Braves beat Purdue. The Braves also won NIT titles in 1957, 1960 and 1964. The Braves were NCAA Tournament runners-up in both 1950 and 1954.
What can you expect at a Bradley Braves' basketball game?
Fans from all over the state of Illinois head down to the Carver Arena. While you are at Carver, you can enjoy the downtown Peoria area as the basketball venue is located within the Peoria Civic Center. In addition to sports, this venue is one of the top spots for entertainment in the city. If you are looking to grab a bite to eat, the arena has four permanent concession stands that serve everything from chicken strips to bratwursts. During the game, you will not want to miss the antics of the team's mascot, Kaboom. This gargoyle performs at the Braves' home games. While you are there, you might even get to hear a performance of "Fight On, Bradley" as the marching band rallies the students in the arena.Back to Top
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