Definition of bruin
: bear 1
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The Bruins would reach the NCAA championship game — Sanders was MVP of the West Regional — losing to Louisville.
The Bruins had gone 11-17 in Howland’s first season and his assistants were obviously anxious.
Lonzo Ball led the Bruins to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament before being eliminated by the Kentucky Wildcats.
Both went to UCLA, where Leaf led the Bruins in scoring (16.3 points) yet Ball was named Pac-12 and national freshman of the year.
The Bruins lost in the conference championship this spring to the College of Southern Nevada, which is where current Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper played.
His replacement Bruce Cassidy led the Bruins to an 18-8-1 finish and a playoff berth.
The Hawks then take the road on Sept. 25 to TD Garden in Boston to face the Bruins and will travel to the Red Wings' new home, Little Caesars Arena, on Sept. 28.
Earlier in the day, the Bruins scored five runs in the seventh inning to send Texas A&M home by winning, 8-2.
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Origin and Etymology of bruin
Middle Dutch, name of the bear in Reynard the Fox
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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