No. 2 WashU Heads East to Take on Brandeis, NYU

No. 2 WashU Heads East to Take on Brandeis, NYU

No. 2 WashU (18-2, 9-0 UAA) at Brandeis (5-15, 1-8 UAA)
Friday, Feb. 9 - 8 p.m. (ET) - Red Auerbach Arena, Waltham, Mass.

Live Video: http://www.brandeisjudges.com/sports/mbkb/streaming
Live Stats: http://washubears.com/sports/mbkb/2017-18/boxscores/20180209_6v53.xml

No. 2 WashU (18-2, 9-0 UAA) at New York (10-9, 3-6 UAA)
Sunday, Feb. 11 - Noon (ET) - Hunter Sportsplex, New York, N.Y.

Live Video: http://www.gonyuathletics.com/watch/?Live=248&type=Live
Live Stats: http://www.sidearmstats.com/nyu/mbball/

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

Interview with head coach Mark Edwards (WATCH).

BEAR HEADLINES – The No. 2-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's basketball team plays a pair of University Athletic Association (UAA) games on the road this week at Brandeis University on Friday at 8 p.m. (ET) and at New York University on Sunday at Noon (ET). The Bears have won 10-straight contests, and own a two-game lead in the conference standings over second-place Emory.

SCHMELTER CONTINUES TO DOUBLE UP – Senior center David Schmelter averaged 16.0 points and 13.5 rebounds per game and had a pair of double-doubles in two wins last week at home. Schmleter shot 58.8 percent (10-of-17) from the field and hit 12-of-18 from the foul line in the two wins. He had 15 points and 11 rebounds in a 77-63 win over Rochester Friday, and then had 17 points and 16 rebounds in an 82-69 win over No. 15 Emory Sunday.

HIGH SCORING OFFENSE – WashU is averaging a UAA-best 85.8 per contest (1,716 points, 20 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 1994-95.

SANDERS MOVING UP SCORING LIST – Senior forward Andrew Sanders scored 21 points in a loss to No. 3 Augustana (Ill.) Dec. 29, and became the 24th player in school history to record 1,000 points. Sanders has scored 1,152 points in 80 games, for an average of 14.4 per game. He sits in 19th place, and is six points shy of 18th place (Paul Jackson, 1984-88, 1,158). Sanders has scored in double figures in 19 games this season, and 30-straight dating back to last season.

EDWARDS RANKS IN TOP-10 – Head coach Mark Edwards ranks ninth all-time in NCAA Division III in wins with a 681-291 (.701) overall record in 37 seasons on the Danforth Campus. Edwards is 13 victories shy of eighth place (Randy Lambert, Maryville (Tenn.), 694-315).

ROAD WARRIORS – The Bears have won 14-straight UAA road games dating back to 2015-16, and WashU is 23-3 away from home the last two seasons.

SCHMELTER CLEANING THE GLASS – Senior center David Schmelter leads the UAA and ranks 18th in DIII in rebounding (10.3), and has recorded 11 double-digit rebound performances this season. WashU has had only five players in school history average double figure rebounding for a season, and Schmelter could be the first player since Steve Dodge in the 1969-70 season to achieve the feat.