The Bruins turn in a consistent effort for 40 minutes en route to a 76-48 laugher over UC Davis. The defense suffocated UCD into an uncountable amount of turnovers in the first half, and they had more than twice the amount of shot attempts as their overmatched opponent. The defensive intensity carried over into the second half, which hasn't always been the case in games like these against less heralded opponents, but it appeared the Bruins were ready to send a message.
The 21 turnovers forced in this game are more impressive given the Princeton style offense that UCD runs based on precise passing and execution.
With the Pac 10 schedule upon us, we are going to need to continue to have balanced contributions like we had tonight with 4 starters in double figures and 9 points for Westbrook. Also important is to avoid defensive lulls like we had in the first half of the Texas game. I hope Roll starts getting comfortable here because he seemed to be forcing the action tonight, resulting in some bad possessions.
Speaking of forcing the action, this time in a good way, I bring you Josh Shipp:
I can't wait to see fireworks like this on the football field thanks to Coach Rick Neuheisal. We now return you to your regularly scheduled Rick Neuheisal programming in this Postgame Thread.