The key to this victory for the Bears was excellent preparation for Princeton's back door-cuts and screens which allowed the Bears to force Princeton into many highly contested shots as well as turnovers. The patience of the half-court offense was also a huge key to the Bears success. The Bears did not fall into a fatal mistake of forcing their prefered style to set the tempo which has been the common denominator for talented teams losing to often less talented Princeton teams.
Up next for the Bears (1-0) is Eastern Washington, who snuck by #10 St. Joseph's 68-67 in a huge upset in the BCA Classic opener. The Bears will be an overwhelming favorite in this championship match-up but they should be leery of a letdown due to the contrasting styles of Eastern Washington and Princeton.