No. 2 WashU Hits the Road to No. 22 Rochester, No. 13 Emory

No. 2 WashU Hits the Road to No. 22 Rochester, No. 13 Emory

No. 2 WashU (14-2, 5-0 UAA) at No. 22 Rochester (13-3, 4-1 UAA)
Friday, Jan. 26 - 8 p.m. (ET) - The Palestra, Rochester, N.Y.

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No. 2 WashU (14-2, 5-0 UAA) at No. 13 Emory (14-2, 5-0 UAA)
Sunday, Jan. 28 - Noon (ET) - Woodruff PE Center, Atlanta, Ga.

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BEAR HEADLINES – The No. 2-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's basketball team wraps up a four-game road trip with games at No. 22 University of Rochester Friday and No. 13 Emory University Sunday. WashU and Emory are tied for first in the University Athletic Association (UAA) standings with a 5-0 mark, while Rochester is third with a 4-1 mark.

HIGH SCORING OFFENSE – WashU topped the 100-point plateau in both games last weekend, and has now scored in triple digits for a school-record three-straight contests. WashU is averaging a conference-best 87.2 points per contest (1,396 points, 16 games) in 2017-18, and is on pace to be the highest scoring team in school history breaking the mark of 85.3 set in the 1994-95 season.

STEALING THE SHOW – The Bears set a single-game school record with 21 steals in the 104-70 win at Carnegie Mellon University on Jan. 21. Senior guard Jake Knupp tied a career-high with six swipes, one shy of the single-game school record, while sophomore guard Matt Nester added a personal-best four.

NOLAN EARNS UAA HONOR – Freshman guard Jack Nolan was named the UAA Athlete of the Week for the first time in his career on Jan. 22 following a pair of performances on the road. Nolan averaged 15.5 points per game off the bench and shot 61.1 percent from the field. He hit 7-of-10 three-pointers in just 18 minutes played per contest. Nolan had 15 points on 3-of-5 three-point shooting in a 100-64 win at Case Friday, and then hit 4-of-5 threes en route to 16 points in a 104-70 victory at Carnegie Mellon Sunday. Nolan leads the UAA in three-point field-goal percentage (.500) and is third in three-pointers made (42).

SANDERS JOINS 1,000-POINT CLUB – Senior forward Andrew Sanders scored 21 points in a 72-57 loss to No. 3 Augustana College (Ill.) on Dec. 29 and became the 24th player in school history to score 1,000 career points. Sanders has scored 1,100 points in 76 career games, for an average of 14.5 per game. He currently sits in 22nd place all-time, and is 12 points shy of 21st place (Dylan Richter, 2007-12, 1,112).

UAA 30TH ANNIVERSARY – WashU had a conference-best 11 named to the UAA All-Association 30th Anniversary Men's Basketball Team. Ten different WashU student-athletes earned Player of the Year honors and an automatic spot on the UAA 30th Anniversary Team: Kevin Suiter (1988), Charlie Borsheim (1993), Kevin Folkl (1995), Brent Dalrymple (1996), Chris Alexander (1999), Troy Ruths (2007), Aaron Thompson (2009), Sean Wallis (2010), Dylan Richter (2012), and Chris Klimek (2014). In addition, four-time all-UAA honoree Tyler Nading (2005-09) was selected to the 30th Anniversary team.

EDWARDS RANKS IN TOP-10 – Head coach Mark Edwards ranks ninth all-time in NCAA Division III in wins with a 677-291 (.699) overall record in 37 seasons on the Danforth Campus. Edwards is 15 victories shy of eighth all-time in D3 history.

ROAD WARRIORS – The Bears have won 12-straight UAA road games dating back to 2015-16. WashU is 21-3 away from home the last two seasons.