SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The Men's basketball team fell to NCAA Div. 1 Santa Clara Broncos in the first exhibition game of the season 89-60 Saturday night.
SDC shot just 33.3 percent from the floor as Santa Clara shot a 44.4 percent clip from the field. The Broncos also held the advantage in rebounds, 53-40.
SDC held an early led 8-5 with 15:25 remaining in the first half. But the Broncos would go on an impressive 21-0 run. The Hawks trailed 49-29 at the break.
Brian Simmons collected a team-high nine rebounds.
The Hawks will welcome Bethesda University on Tuesday for their first real game of the season. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.