Trae Bell-Haynes made a go-ahead free throw with 2.6 seconds left as Vermont beat Bradley 65-64 on Friday in the first game of the Island of the Bahamas Showcase.
Bell-Haynes, a senior guard, drove to his right and was fouled as he went up for a layup. He made the first free throw but hit the front rim on the second. Bradley's Donte Thomas caught a full-court pass but his shot hit the back of the rim at the buzzer.
Bell-Haynes and Stef Smith each scored 14 points for Vermont (1-1), which made its first 11 free throws of the second half. Payton Henson had 11 points and nine rebounds, and Drew Urquhart added 10 points.
Vermont took a 45-44 lead midway through the second half and extended it to 57-48 with 6:30 remaining. Bradley rallied to tie it at 63 with 11 seconds left on Darrell Brown's two free throws.
Brown, Elijah Childs and Nate Kennell each scored 12 points for Bradley (2-1).