No. 2 WashU Hosts Case, Carnegie on Senior Weekend

No. 2 WashU Hosts Case, Carnegie on Senior Weekend

Case (12-10, 6-5 UAA) at No. 2 WashU (20-2, 11-0 UAA)
Friday, Feb. 16 - 8 p.m. (CT) - WU Field House, St. Louis, Mo.

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Carnegie Mellon (6-16, 2-9 UAA) at No. 2 WashU (20-2, 11-0 UAA)
Sunday, Feb. 18 - 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 celebrates Senior Weekend by hosting a pair of games at the WU Field House. The Bears take on Case Western Reserve Friday at 8 p.m. (CT), followed by a matchup with Carnegie Mellon Sunday at 11 a.m. (CT). In conjunction with Senior Weekend, WashU will be partnering with WashU Relay for Life to host a White Out on Friday night for Cancer Prevention Awareness. The Bears have a two-game lead in the University Athletic Association (UAA) standings with three game remaining.

SANDERS NAMED UAA AOW – Senior forward Andrew Sanders was named the UAA Athlete of the Week Monday following his performance in a pair of road wins last week. Sanders averaged 23.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game and shot 70.4 percent (19-27) from the field in the two wins. He had 24 points, five rebounds and four assists in an 87-75 win at Brandeis Friday, and then had 23 points, eight rebounds and four assists in a 99-72 victory at New York Sunday. Sanders earned the honor for the second time this season and fifth in his career.

CLASS OF 2018 – The senior class (Matt Highsmith, Jake Knupp, Kevin Kucera, Andrew Sanders, David Schmelter, Sasha Sobolev) has helped guide the Bears to a 76-24 (.760) overall record with two NCAA Tournament appearances and the 2017 UAA Championship. This group has also posted a 39-14 (.736) conference mark in their four seasons on the Danforth Campus.

HIGH SCORING OFFENSE – WashU is averaging a UAA-best 86.5 per contest (1,902 points, 22 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 – Following two 20-point contests on the road, senior forward Andrew Sanders moved into 16th on the all-time WashU scoring list. Sanders has scored 1,199 points in 82 games, for an average of 14.6 per game. He is 16 points shy of catching Jim Barton (1954-57) for 15th place, and 17 points shy of Sean Wallis (2005-10) for 14th place. Sanders has scored in double figures in 21 games this season, and 32-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 683-291 (.702) overall record in 37 seasons on the Danforth Campus. Edwards is 13 victories shy of eighth (Randy Lambert, Maryville (Tenn.), 696-315).

SCHMELTER CLEANING THE GLASS – Senior center David Schmelter leads the UAA and ranks 23rd in DIII in rebounding (10.3), and has recorded 12 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.