WashU Welcomes No. 19 Illinois Wesleyan on Tuesday

Photo by Nathan Katz
Photo by Nathan Katz

vs. No. 19 Illinois Wesleyan – Tuesday, Nov. 20 - 7 p.m. (CT) - St. Louis, Mo.
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SCOUTING ILLINOIS WESLEYAN – The Titans are off to a 3-0 start for the third-straight season. Senior guard Brady Rose is averaging 26.3 points per game and his shooting 53.4 percent from the field. Senior guards Colin Bonnett (12.0) and Jason Gregoire (11.7) are also averaging in double figures for the Titans, who are averaging 78.3 points per game and shooting 41.5 percent from three-point range. Sophomore forward Charlie Bair is nearly averaging a double-double with 9.7 points and 10.0 rebounds per game.

SERIES NOTES – IWU leads the all-time series with WashU 22-17, and the Bears snapped a two-game losing streak to the Titans with a 95-69 victory on Dec. 17, 2017 in Bloomington, Ill.

HEAD COACH PAT JUCKEM – WashU head coach Pat Juckem (Lawrence, 1995) was named the 24th men's basketball coach in program history on May 1, 2018. Juckem arrives on the Danforth Campus after spending the past six seasons as the head coach at Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He compiled a 95-73 (.565) record at UW-Oshkosh. He also spent seven seasons at Coe (2006-12), and has 200-154 (.565) overall record in 14 seasons as a head coach

DOUBLE FIGURES – WashU has five student-athletes averaging doubles figures through the first two games of the 2018-19 season: sophomore guard Jack Nolan (19.5), senior center Marcus Meyer (13.0), junior center Hank Hunter (12.5), junior guard Jonathan Arenas (10.5) and junior guard Matt Nester (10.0).

UAA PRESEASON POLL – WashU was picked third in the University Athletic Association (UAA) Preseason Coaches Poll. Emory was chosen first, while Rochester was second.

UAA STATS – The Bears have five student-athletes that rank in the top five in the UAA in individual stats: Nolan (19.5 ppg, 3rd), Hunter (10.0 rpg, 2nd; 78.6 FG%, 2nd), Meyer (1.000 (4-of-4) FT%, 1st), Arenas (6.0 apg, 2nd) and Nester (4.5apg, 2nd).

MEDIA COVERAGE – All 13 home games will be broadcast live at no cost on the WashU Sports Network. Jay Murry will provide play-by-play. Live stats will also be available on the WashU website - washubears.com.

UP NEXT – WashU plays a pair of games on Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 24-25, at the Nicholas Investments Thanksgiving Classic in Waukesha, Wis. The Bears take on Carroll (Wis.) Saturday at 7 p.m., followed by a matchup with Carthage Sunday at 2 p.m.