WashU Celebrates Senior Day Saturday vs. Chicago

WashU Celebrates Senior Day Saturday vs. Chicago

vs. Chicago (15-9, 8-5 UAA) – Saturday, Feb. 23 - 3 p.m. (CT) - St. Louis, Mo.
Live Video: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/wustl/
Live Stats: http://bearsports-livestats.wustl.edu/basketball/xlive.htm
Live Audio: http://kwur.wustl.edu

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

SCOUTING CHICAGO – The Maroons have dropped three of their last five conference games, and enter the final weekend of play with a 15-9 overall record, including an 8-5 mark in conference play. Jordan Baum (12.3), Dominic Laravie (12.0), Noah Karras (11.8) and Cole Schmitz (11.0) average in double figures for the Maroons. Chicago is second in the conference in three-point field goals made per game (10.1) and scoring offense (78.5).

SERIES NOTES – WashU leads the all-time series with Chicago, 51-23, but the Maroons have won the last two meetings. Chicago posted an 88-80 win over WashU in the conference opener Jan. 5 in the Windy City.

CLASS OF 2019 – Senior forward Marcus Meyer has helped the Bears to a 74-28 (.725) overall record with two NCAA Tournament appearances and the 2017 and 2018 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship. WashU also posted a 41-14 (.745) conference mark during that span. Meyer has appeared in 95 career games, making 11 starts. He scored 340 points in his career (3.6ppg), and ranks 11th in school history in field-goal percentage (.544). Meyer was a 2018-19 Academic All-UAA selection. All-Purpose Personnel Andrew Sweren will also be recognized prior to the game.

BEAR TRACKS – Sophomore guard Jack Nolan averaged 19.5 points per game and shot 62.5 percent from the field in a pair of victories at home last weekend. Nolan has scored in double figures in 20-of-24 games played.

– Junior guard Matt Nester leads the conference in three-point field-goal percentage (.432). He ranks seventh in school with a .428 three-point FG percent clip (86-201).

– The men's basketball alumni game is set for Saturday, Feb. 23, at 5 p.m.

– Nolan has connected on 29-of-30 free-throws in conference play (96.7 percent).

– The Bears lead the conference in field-goal percentage (.483), three-point field-goal percentage (.369), rebounding defense (31.4) and home attendance (483 per game).

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 – The 2019 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Selection Show is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 25, at 11:30 p.m. at www.ncaa.com.