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BEAR HEADLINES – The Washington University in St. Louis men's basketball team plays a pair of road 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.
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 200-155 (.563) overall record in 14 seasons as a head coach.
BEAR TRACKS – WashU has five student-athletes averaging doubles figures through the first three games of the 2018-19 season: sophomore guard Jack Nolan (18.7), freshman forward Justin Hardy (15.0), junior guard Matt Nester (11.0), junior center Hank Hunter (11.0) and senior center Marcus Meyer (10.0).
– The Bears are 6-6 against ranked teams the last three seasons.
– Hunter leads the UAA and ranks fourth in NCAA Division III in field-goal percentage (.789).
– WashU has outrebounded all three opponents this season, and ranks first in the UAA and 29th in NCAA Division III in rebounding margin (+11.7).
– Nolan has connected on 34-of-36 (94.2 percent) free-throws in his career, and had a streak of 29-straight makes broken on Nov. 20 vs. No. 19 Illinois Wesleyan.
UAA PRESEASON POLL – WashU was picked third in the University Athletic Association (UAA) Preseason Coaches Poll. Emory was chosen first, while Rochester was second.
UP NEXT – The Bears host the 35th Annual Lopata Classic on Friday-Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, at the WU Field House. WashU takes on Pomona-Pitzer Friday at 7 p.m., and then either Alma or No. 10 Wisconsin-Platteville Saturday at 5 or 7 p.m.