With just an hour of break between the first and second exhibition games, the Bruins played a Thames Valley Cavalier team that was much more purposeful in their style of play. From the start, it was evident that the Bruins intended to increase the speed and intensity of play and fans at Uxbury College were treated to an exhibition of fast-action plays, dramatic dunks, and a barrage of three-point baskets. The Bruins dominated in several statistical areas and defeated the Cavaliers 111-55.
Interesting to note: The Bruins actually hit more three-pointers than the score reflects, but several of those baskets did not count as the NBA-like 3-point line pushed players too close to the sidelines. As Bruin sharpshooters stepped back to position themselves for the longer-than-NCAA 3-point attempts, keeping both feet off the sideline frustrated several Belmont players. It is a little hard to complain when the team hit 19 three-pointers at such an early start to their season.
Nick Smith lead all scorers with 21 points, hitting 7 of 10 three’s. Four other Bruins scored in double figures: Bradshaw (15), Hadden (14), Barnette (11), McClain (10). Austin Luke delivered an impressive 12 assists in the contest.