WashU Plays Final Road Games at No. 24 Emory, Rochester

WashU Plays Final Road Games at No. 24 Emory, Rochester

 at #24 Emory (16-4, 7-2 UAA) – Friday, Feb. 8 - 8 p.m. (ET) - Atlanta, Ga.
Live Video: https://emory.prestosports.com/sports/mbkb/live
Live Stats: http://washubears.com/sports/mbkb/2018-19/boxscores/20190208_0njr.xml

at Rochester (16-4, 6-3 UAA) – Sunday, Feb. 10 - Noon (ET) - Rochester, N.Y.
Live Video: https://uofrathletics.com/watch/?Live=707&type=Live
Live Stats: https://uofrathletics.com/sidearmstats/mbball/summary

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

EMORY SERIES NOTES – WashU leads the all-time series with Emory, 49-14, and the Eagles snapped a four-game losing streak with a 108-98 win in St. Louis on Jan. 11. The Bears have won the last two meetings in Atlanta.

ROCHESTER SERIES NOTES – WashU leads the all-time series with Rochester 40-25, and the Bears have won the last three meetings. WashU tied a school record with 17 threes in the last meeting - 93-62 in St. Louis on Jan. 13. The Bears have won the last two meetings in Rochester.

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 arrived 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 a 213-159 (.573) overall record in 14 seasons as a head coach.

MASSEY RATINGS – The University Athletic Association (UAA) is the sixth-rated conference in NCAA Division III, according to the Massey Ratings. Below is the list of the schools and their rankings: Emory (No. 27), WashU (No. 36), Rochester (No. 43), Chicago (No. 57), Brandeis (No. 109), Carnegie Mellon (No. 142), Case Western Reserve (No. 177) and New York (No. 279).

HARDY NAMED UAA ATHLETE OF THE WEEK – Freshman forward Justin Hardy was named the University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week for the first time in his career on Monday. Hardy averaged 25.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game in a pair of road wins last week. He shot 69 percent (20-29) from the field, including 9-of-12 from three-point range.

A LOOK AT THE WINNING STREAK  – The Bears have allowed 63.0 points per game during the current season-long seven-game win streak, and limiting opponents to 29.2 percent three-point shooting. Hardy (15.6) and sophomore guard Jack Nolan (13.7) are leading four players scoring in double figures.

BEAR TRACKS – Nolan has connected on 26-straight free-throws, and is 61-of-64 (95.3 percent) in his career. Nolan's mark would be the top in NCAA history at any level, but does not qualify. (Minimum 250 free throws made). Nolan is chasing his uncle Gene (1992-96), WashU's all-time leader in free-throw percentage at 85.7 (281-328). 

– Nolan leads the UAA in free-throw percentage (21-of-21, 1.000) in conference games only.

– The Bears lead the UAA in field-goal % (.484), three-point field-goal % (.371) and rebounding defense (30.9).

– WashU is on pace (75.2) to break the single-season school record for free-throw percentage of 74.2 percent set in the 2006-07 season.

– The Bears have won 14-straight games on Sundays dating back to last season.

– WashU is 2-2 against ranked teams this season.