Bradley Basketball Seeks Valley Road Victory Against Indiana State

PEORIA — The Bradley Braves need to get mentally stronger if they are to overcome the split personality that has defined their record so far this season.

The Braves are 10-0 at home and have a 17-game home winning streak dating back to last season, the nation’s fifth-longest active home winning streak.

On the road: BU is 2-7 overall and 1-3 in the valley.

Bradley coach Brian Wardle led his team through an intense workout on Monday and gave them a stark reminder as he donned a t-shirt that read ‘Bradley. 86-61. ESPNU”.

It was a reference to the team’s blowout loss to Drake on Saturday.

“To win on the street, our work ethic has to rise,” said Wardle. “We need to give more time to prepare. Our best players need to play better. And we need to be mentally stronger.”