No. 7 WashU Heads East to Take on New York and Brandeis

No. 7 WashU Heads East to Take on New York and Brandeis

at New York (7-15, 2-9 UAA) – Friday, Feb. 17 - 9 p.m. (ET)
Live Video: http://www.gonyuathletics.com/watch/?Live=138
Live Stats: http://www.sidearmstats.com/nyu/mbball/

at Brandeis (7-14, 3-8 UAA)  – Sunday, Feb. 19 - Noon (ET)
Live Video: https://boxcast.tv/view/mens-basketball-vs-washu-324669
Live Stats: http://washubears.com/sports/mbkb/2016-17/boxscores/20170219_vehr.xml

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

BEAR HEADLINES – The No. 7-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's basketball team plays its final two road games at New York University on Friday, Feb. 17, at 9 p.m. (ET) and at Brandeis University on Sunday, Feb. 19, at Noon (ET).

EDWARDS MOVES INTO TOP-10 – Head coach Mark Edwards moved into the top-10 all-time in NCAA Division III in wins following the Bears 94-65 win over Emory University on Feb. 10. Edwards has compiled a 660-287 (.697) record in 36 seasons on the Danforth Campus and is six wins shy of tying Dennis Bridges for ninth on the list.

9. Dennie Bridges - Illinois Wesleyan - 666-320 (.675)
10. Mark Edwards - WashU - 660-287 (.697)

 ACADEMIC ALL-UAA – WashU had five student-athletes named to the 2016-17 University Athletic Association (UAA) Academic All-Conference team: Michael Bregman, CJ Harrington, Clinton Hooks, Jake Knupp and Sasha Sobolev. All-Academic recognition is awarded to student-athletes who have completed at least one full year of college study and carry a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3.

SCOUTING NEW YORK – The Violets have lost nine of their last 10 games, and are tied for last place in the UAA standings with a 2-9 record. NYU is 4-6 at home this season. Junior guard Ross Udine (16.0 ppg, 4.2 apg) and senior guard Joe Timmes (13.8 ppg, 6.8 rpg) average in double figures for the Violets. Udine leads the UAA in minutes played per game (33.6).

The winningest head coach in school history, Joe Nesci has compiled an overall record of 502-253 (.666) 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, 44-15, and the Bears won the first meeting between the two teams Jan. 20 in St. Louis – 89-72.

SCOUTING BRANDEIS – The Judges have lost seven of their last eight games, and are a game ahead of New York in sixth place in the UAA standings with a 3-8 mark. Brandeis leads the UAA and ranks 26th in NCAA Division III in free-throw percentage (.758)

Sophomore guard Jordan Cooper (15.3 ppg), senior guard Tim Reale (10.9 ppg) and senior guard Robinson Vilmont (10.5 ppg) average in double figures for Brandeis. Cooper leads the UAA in free-throw percentage (.867).

Brian Meehan is the winningest coach in school history with a 205-156 (.568) 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, 45-12, and the Bears won the first meeting between the two teams Jan. 22 in St. Louis – 88-71.