No. 5 WashU Hosts Chicago Saturday on Senior Day

No. 5 WashU Hosts Chicago Saturday on Senior Day

vs. Chicago (15-9, 7-6 UAA) – Saturday, Feb. 25 - 3 p.m. (CT)
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BEAR HEADLINES – Fresh off securing its 14th University Athletic Association (UAA) conference title and its 20th NCAA Division III Tournament appearance, the No. 5-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's basketball team closes out regular-season play by hosting the University of Chicago on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m.

CLASS OF 2017 – The senior class (Michael Bregman, CJ Harrington, Clinton Hooks) has helped guide the Bears to a 79-23 (.775) overall record with three NCAA Tournament appearances and the 2014 and 2017 UAA Championship. 

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 662-287 (.698) record in 36 seasons on the Danforth Campus and is four wins shy of tying Illinois Wesleyan's Dennie Bridges for ninth on the all-time list.

9. Dennie Bridges - Illinois Wesleyan - 666-320 (.675) 
10. Mark Edwards - WashU - 662-287 (.698)

SCOUTING CHICAGO – The Maroons swept a pair of road games at Brandeis (82-74) and New York (80-60) a week ago to move into a tie for fourth place in the conference standings. Chicago is 7-4 away from home this year. 

Senior forward Waller Perez (15.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg), senior forward Blaine Crawford (15.4 ppg, 9.6 rpg), sophomore guard Noah Karras (13.3 ppg) and junior guard Jake Fenlon (11.8 ppg) score in double figures for Chicago. The Maroons rank first in the UAA in scoring offense (83.4), field-goal percentage (.495), three-point field-goal percentage (38.4) and rebounding margin (+8.4). Chicago also ranks 10th in Division III in field-goal percentage. 

Head coach Mike McGrath is in his 18th season as head coach of the Maroons. McGrath is the winningest coach in school history with an overall record of 269-187 (.590). A three-time UAA Coach of the Year, he has guided UChicago to four NCAA appearances and four UAA titles.

SERIES NOTES – WashU leads the all-time series with Chicago, 50-20, and the Bears have won the last three meetings. The Bears posted a 70-68 victory on Jan. 7 in the conference opener in the Windy City.