No. 11 WashU Returns Home to Host New York, Brandeis

No. 11 WashU Returns Home to Host New York, Brandeis

vs. New York (6-7, 1-2 UAA) – Friday, Jan. 20 - 8 p.m. (CT)
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vs. Brandeis (6-7, 2-1 UAA – Sunday, Jan. 22 - 11 a.m. (CT)
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BEAR HEADLINES – The No. 11-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's basketball team returns home to host New York University on Friday, Jan. 20, at 8 p.m. and Brandeis University on Sunday, Jan. 22, at 11 a.m. The Bears remained in a tie in first place in the University Athletic Association (UAA) standings with a pair of road wins at Emory University (71-63) on Jan. 13 and No. 3 University of Rochester (81-76) on Jan. 15.

STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE – Edwards has put together another tough schedule for WashU in 2016-17, with five games against top-25 schools. Sorted on cumulative opposition, the Bears have the 17th toughest schedule (0.619) out of 426 NCAA Division III schools.

TAKING CARE OF THE ROCK – Junior guard Jake Knupp has 42 assists and just 11 turnovers in 13 games this season. Knupp leads the conference and is sixth in NCAA Division III with an assist-to-turnover-ratio of 3.82.

ROAD WARRIORS – Following a pair of wins away from home this past weekend, WashU extended its road winning streak to five games. The Bears are 8-1 away from home this season, and their seven wins on its opponents home floor this season are tied for second most in NCAA Division III. 

WINNING WAYS – WashU is two wins away from securing its 33rd-consecutive winning season. The Bears have finished with a losing record just three times in 36 campaigns under Edwards, which were his first three seasons on the Danforth Campus. 

SCOUTING NEW YORK – The Violets have lost five of their last six games, and sit in a tie for fifth place in the UAA standings with a 1-2 mark. NYU's lone conference win was a 73-72 win at home against Case Western Reserve University Jan. 13. Sophomore guard Ross Udine (16.1 ppg, 4.0 apg) and senior guard Joe Timmes (14.2 ppg, 6.8 rpg) average in double figures for the Violets.

The winningest head coach in school history, Joe Nesci has compiled an overall record of 501-245 (.672) in 29 seasons with the Violets. Nesci has led his squads to two UAA titles (1993, 1994) and nine NCAA Tournament appearances, and was the 1994 National Runner-Up.

SERIES NOTES – WashU leads the all-time series with New York, 43-15, and the teams split a pair of meetings a year ago – NYU won 75-72 in St. Louis; WashU won 71-70 on Feb. 21 in New York.

SCOUTING BRANDEIS – The Judges enter the weekend winning three of their last four games, and are tied for third in the UAA standings with a 2-1 record. Sophomore guard Jordan Cooper (15.7 ppg), senior guard Tim Reale (12.5 ppg) and senior guard Robinson Vilmont (10.5 ppg) average in double figures for Brandeis.

Brian Meehan is tied for the winningest coach in school history with a 204-149 (.578) overall record in 14 seasons. Meehan led the Judges to four-straight NCAA Tournaments from 2007-10, including two runs to the NCAA Quarterfinals. 

SERIES NOTES – WashU leads the all-time series with Brandeis, 44-12, and the teams split a pair of meetings a year ago – Brandeis won 69-66 in St. Louis on Jan. 22; WashU won Feb. 19 in Boston 88-62.