New York, N.Y., Jan. 18, 2019 – Junior center Hank Hunter dominated the post with a career-high 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Washington University in St. Louis men's basketball team to a 91-70 road win over New York University Friday night at Hunter College in New York.
WashU shot 51.4 percent (36-70) from the field, including 9-of-20 from three-point range. The Bears outrebounded the Violets 40-31 and had a 46-28 advantage in points in the paint.
WashU won its second-consecutive game to improve to 9-6 and 2-2 in the University Athletic Association (UAA), while NYU dropped to 6-9 and 0-4 in the UAA.
Hunter had the hot hand for WashU early in the contest, and his tip-in with 10:17 left tied the contest at 17-17. Hunter's bucket ignited a 13-0 run as WashU took the 28-17 advantage.
Freshman guard Charlie Jacob canned a three-pointer to extend WashU's lead to 31-19 with 5:47 before half. Nolan's four-point play with six seconds left made it 44-29 at halftime.
Hunter had 14 points and eight rebounds in the first half, while Hardy added 11. WashU shot 48.6 percent (18-37) from the field.
Hunter scored on back-to-back possessions as WashU held a 52-36 lead, and then a three-point play by Rucker made it 55-41 with 15:20 to play. The Bears put the game out of reach with an 11-0 run as junior guard Matt Nester's three extended the lead to 66-43.
Bobby Hawkinson led NYU with 15 points, while Jule Brown had 14 and Dom Cristiano added 10. The Violets shot 41.4 percent (24-58) from the field and had 18 turnovers.
WashU takes on Brandeis University on Sunday, Jan. 20, at Noon (ET).
BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU leads the all-time series with NYU, 48-15, and the Bears have won six-straight meetings … The double-double for Hunter was his fifth of the season … Hunter has scored 20 or more points in three of the last five games … Nolan has scored in double figures in all 15 games this season … Junior guard Jonathan Arenas had a career-high seven rebounds, including five on the offensive glass … The Bears have scored 90 or more points in four of the last five games.