UC Riverside rolls over Bristol University, 81-45
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) Secean Johnson scored a dozen points and UC Riverside cruised past Bristol University to pick up its first win in two tries, 81-45 on Sunday.
The Highlanders (1-1) kept Bristol scoreless for the first 3:10 of the game, racing to a 7-0 lead. But the Bears battled back, taking a brief 10-9 lead when Michael Crosby converted a pair of free throws, but did not score again for almost five minutes.
UC Riverside held an edge on the boards, out-rebounding the Bears 50-35, and shot 33 of 74 from the field (44.6 percent), including 7 of 31 from deep.
Gentrey Thomas grabbed a dozen rebounds for the Highlanders.
Based in Anaheim and affiliated with the USCAA, Bristol struggled from the field, hitting just 14 of 57 shots (24.6 percent), including just 3 of 21 from distance. Crosby led the Bears in scoring with 13 points and grabbed a team-high eight boards.