No. 2 WashU Returns Home to Host Rochester, No. 15 Emory

No. 2 WashU Returns Home to Host Rochester, No. 15 Emory

Rochester (13-5, 4-3 UAA) at No. 2 WashU (16-2, 7-0 UAA)
Friday, Feb. 2 - 8 p.m. (CT) - WU Field House, St. Louis, Mo.

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No. 15 Emory (15-3, 6-1 UAA) at No. 2 WashU (16-2, 7-0 UAA)
Sunday, Feb. 4 - 11 a.m. (CT) - WU Field House, St. Louis, Mo.

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BEAR HEADLINES – The No. 2-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's basketball team opens the second half of conference play by hosting the University of Rochester (13-5, 4-3 UAA) Friday at 8 p.m. (CT) and No. 15 Emory University (15-3, 6-1 UAA) Sunday at 11 a.m. (CT). The Bears have won eight-straight contests, and sit in first place in the University Athletic Association (UAA) standings with a 7-0 mark.

SECOND HALF OF UAA PLAY BEGINS – Since the UAA began its current conference-scheduling format in 2001-02–including a home-and-home series to end the first and start the second half of league play–the Bears have a 22-10 record in the two back-end games of the home-and-home series. The Bears won both games with Carnegie Mellon and Case Western Reserve a year ago.

HIGH SCORING OFFENSE – WashU is averaging a conference-best 86.5 per contest (1,557 points, 18 games), and has topped the 100-point plateau three times in conference play. The Bears are on pace to be the highest scoring team in school history, breaking the mark of 85.3 set in the 1994-95 season.

EDWARDS NAMED NATIONAL COACH OF THE WEEK –  Head coach Mark Edwards was named the HoopDirt.com Division III Coach of the Week, presented by Just Play Solutions. Edwards and the second-ranked Bears extended their winning streak to eight games with two road wins against top-25 foes last weekend - 77-62 at No. 22 Rochester and 84-67 at No. 13 Emory Sunday.

SCHMELTER EARNS UAA HONOR – Senior center David Schmelter was named the UAA Athlete of the Week for the first time in his career on Jan. 29. Schmelter averaged 13 points, 15 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game in a pair of top-25 road wins last week. He shot 58.8 percent (10-of-17) from the field and hit 6-of-8 from the free-throw line.

SANDERS CRACKS TOP-20 ON SCORING LIST – Senior forward Andrew Sanders scored 21 points in a 72-57 loss to No. 3 Augustana (Ill.) Dec. 29, and became the 24th player in school history to record 1,000 points. Sanders has scored 1,129 points in 78 games, for an average of 14.5 per game. He sits in 20th place all-time, and is one point shy of 19th place (J.J. Siepierski, 1993-97, 1,130). Sanders has scored in double figures in 17 games this season, and 28-straight dating back to last season.

WALLIS HEADED TO WASHU SPORTS HALL OF FAME – 2009 graduate Sean Wallis will be inducted into the WashU Sports Hall of Fame on Friday. Wallis was a two-time All-America selection and a member of the 2008 and 2009 NCAA Division III National Championship Teams. He is the all-time leader in assists in UAA play (360), and also holds the WashU all-time mark (773). His 773 assists rank 11th in NCAA Division III history. Wallis was named the 2009 NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player and the 2010 UAA Player of the Year.