Men's Basketball Returns Home to Host NYU, Brandeis

Men's Basketball Returns Home to Host NYU, Brandeis

vs. New York (7-15, 1-10 UAA) – Friday, Feb. 15 - 8 p.m. (CT) - St. Louis, Mo.
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Live Stats: http://bearsports-livestats.wustl.edu/basketball/xlive.htm

vs. Brandeis (13-9, 6-5 UAA) – Sunday, Feb. 17 - Noon (CT) - St. Louis, Mo.
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Live Stats: http://bearsports-livestats.wustl.edu/basketball/xlive.htm

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

NEW YORK SERIES NOTES – WashU leads the all-time series with NYU, 48-15, and the Bears have won six-straight meetings. WashU defeated NYU 91-70 on Jan. 18 in a game played at Hunter College.

ELIOT NIGHT/RED OUT – WashU welcomes Eliot Family Night attendees, and all fans, to #REDOUT the Field House vs. NYU. We will have games, giveaways, and special halftime recognitions, including WashU's men's water polo club team, which won its fifth-consecutive Collegiate Water Polo Association Division III Collegiate Club National Championship last fall. Fans will also have the chance to purchase official WashU athletics gear at our onsite store location.

BRANDEIS SERIES NOTES – WashU leads the all-time series with Brandeis, 48-12, and the Bears have won 12 of the last 13 meetings. WashU defeated Brandeis 53-50 on Jan. 20 in Waltham, Mass.

PLAY-FOR-KAY/FACULTY APPRECIATION DAY – WashU will celebrate PLAY4KAY and Faculty Appreciation Day vs. Brandeis. There will be a pregame High-Five tunnel, halftime events, and postgame autographs. In addition, WashU faculty members will be recognized for their contributions to the Scholar-Champion experience. Please spread the word and wear PINK!

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. 32), Rochester (No. 35), Chicago (No. 51), WashU (No. 54), Brandeis (No. 89), Carnegie Mellon (No. 141), Case Western Reserve (No. 194) and New York (No. 266).

BEAR TRACKS – Sophomore guard Jack Nolan had a streak of 29-straight free-throws made come to an end Sunday at Rochester. Nolan tied the single-season school record set by Nick Nikitas in 2006-07. He is second in free-throw percentage (96.2 - 25-of-26) in conference games.

– The Bears lead the conference in three-point field-goal percentage (.366) and rebounding defense (31.4). WashU is also second in field-goal percentage (.481) and steals (6.7). 

– Freshman forward Justin Hardy has scored in double figures in 17 of 22 games played, and ranks in the top-15 in the UAA in five categories: minutes played (32.1, third), field-goal percentage (.570, eighth), scoring (15.3, eighth), assists (3.0, 10th) and steals (1.0, 12th).

– WashU secured its 35th-straight winning season, and is one win shy of having its eighth-straight set with 15 or more victories.

– Sophomore guard Payden Webb came off the bench to score a career-high nine points in the loss at Rochester Sunday.

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 Athletics website - washubears.com.

UP NEXT – WashU hosts the University of Chicago on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 3 p.m. Prior to the contest, WashU will honor senior center Marcus Meyer and senior All-Purpose Personnel Andrew Sweren.