No. 20 Men's Basketball Opens Season at Webster, DePauw

No. 20 Men's Basketball Opens Season at Webster, DePauw

#20 WashU (0-0) at Webster (0-0)
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 • 7 p.m. (CT) • St. Louis, Mo.

Live Stats: http://sidearmstats.com/webster/mbball/xlive.htm
Live Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF9LPwMj4vo

#20 WashU (0-0) at DePauw (0-0)
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 • 7:30 p.m. (ET) • Greencastle, Ind.

Live Stats: http://washubears.com/sports/mbkb/2016-17/boxscores/20161119_dc1p.xml
Live Video: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/depauw/

Download the complete WASHU game notes by clicking HERE (PDF).

BEAR HEADLINES – The No. 20-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's basketball team opens its 102nd season of college basketball with a pair of road games at Webster University on Tuesday, Nov. 15 and at DePauw University on Saturday, Nov. 19.

ILLINOIS RECAP – Junior guard Kevin Kucera scored a game-high 20 points and added seven assists in an exhibition loss Oct. 30 at the University of Illinois. Junior Andrew Sanders added 13 points and six rebounds, while junior guard Jake Knupp had 12 points and senior guard Michael Bregman had 10. WashU cut a 29-point deficit to 12 with an 18-1 run midway through the second half. The Bears outscored Illinois 45-42 in the second half.

A LOOK BACK AT 2015-16 – WashU returns four starters and 14 letterwinners from last year's squad, which won its final five games to finish with a 15-10 overall record. The Bears also secured its 32nd-consecutive winning season under head coach Mark Edwards.

SCOUTING WEBSTER – The Gorloks posted a 13-12 record a year ago, including a 10-8 mark in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC). Webster returns three starters from last years squad, including senior guard Hunter Ward who earned second-team all-conference a year ago after averaging a team-best 16.3 points and 8.4 rebounds per game.  The Gorloks were picked third in the SLIAC Preseason Coaches Poll.

SERIES NOTES – WashU leads the all-time series with Webster, 22-2, and the Bears have won the last five meetings. WashU posted a 79-72 win on Dec. 9, 2015, in the last meeting.

SCOUTING DEPAUW – The Tigers were picked seventh in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Preseason Coaches Poll. DePauw returns five starters from last year's squad, which posted an 8-17 mark and a 4-14 mark in conference play. Senior guard Luke Lattner, a second-team all-conference honoree a year ago, averaged 18.5 points per game in 24 starts.

SERIES NOTES – DePauw leads the all-time series with WashU, 18-10. The Tigers posted an 83-73 win over the Bears in the last meeting on March 5, 2015, in the first round of the 2015 NCAA Division III Tournament in St. Louis.