Men's Basketball Celebrates Senior Day With 88-79 Win Over Carnegie
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St. Louis, Mo., February 12, 2011 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s basketball celebrated Senior Day with a 88-79 victory over Carnegie Mellon University on Sunday afternoon at the WU Field House in St. Louis.
Prior to the game, Washington U. honored its three senior members who played their final regular-season home game: Dylan Richter, Jake Seymour and Alex Toth. The Class of 2012 compiled an overall record of 83-22 (.790) in their four seasons on the Danforth Campus, with two NCAA Tournament appearances, the 2009 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship and the 2009 NCAA Division III National Championship.
Washington University (17-5, 9-2 UAA) extended its lead in the UAA to two games with three to play following University of Rochester’s 62-53 win over No. 16 ranked New York University on Sunday. No. 23 Emory defeated Brandeis University, 65-62, to move into a tie with New York for second place in the conference with a 7-4 mark.
Washington U. begins a three-game road trip to end the season at Brandeis University (12-10, 6-5 UAA) on Friday, Feb. 17. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. (ET), in Waltham, Mass. The Bears also take on New York (17-4, 7-4 UAA) on Sunday, Feb. 19, at Noon (ET), on their two-game road trip on the East Coast.
The Bears opened the game with an 11-3 lead in the opening five minutes of play, limiting Carnegie Mellon to 1-of-6 from the field with three turnovers. Washington U. led 17-12 following a three-pointer from the corner by sophomore Tim Cooney, but an 11-0 run by Carnegie Mellon gave the Tartans a 23-17 lead before a timeout by WUSTL head coach Mark Edwards.
Richter’s four-point play out of the timeout ignited a 9-0 run by the Bears to put Washington U. up 26-23. The Bears’ lead grew to 40-31 with 57 seconds to play following a pair of three-throws by Richter, but Carnegie scored the final eight points of the half on a pair of three-pointers by Andre Moore to make it 40-39.
Richter had 16 points in the first half to lead all scorers as Washington U. shot 50 percent (15-30) from the field. John Duhring had 11 points to lead CMU, as the Tartans nailed six three-pointers in the first half.
Moore nailed back-to-back three-pointers to start the second half as CMU built a three-point lead (45-42), but seven-straight points by the Bears got the lead back for good. Toth, who scored 16 points in the second half, took over scoring eight of nine WUSTL points as Washington U. built a seven-point advantage (79-72).
Richter led the Bears with 21 points, as he increased his career points total to 1,045. Toth added 18 points, five boards and three steals, while Cooney and sophomore Chris Klimek added 15 points each. Washington U. shot 53.2 percent (33-62) from the field, its seventh time in the last 10 games the Bears have shot over 50 percent. Junior Ben Hoener added nine points and a season-high eight assists for the Bears, who dished out 20 assists in the win.
Duhring led all scorers with 23 points for Carnegie Mellon, which has dropped nine of its last 10 games and is 7-15 overall and 2-9 in the UAA. Moore (16 points), Asad Maghani (15 points) and Christian Manoli (10 points) also scored in double figures.
Bear Notebook: Toth appeared in his 105th career game in school history, 10th most all-time … Washington University completed its home slate with an 11-1 record, and is 78-10 (.886) at the WU Field House since the 2005-06 season … Washington U. leads the all-time series with Carnegie Mellon 41-8, and the Bears have won eight of the last nine meetings.