Field House Welcomes Back No. 12 WashU for UAA Weekend

Field House Welcomes Back No. 12 WashU for UAA Weekend

vs. New York (10-4, 0-3 UAA) – Friday, Jan. 20 - 6 p.m. (CT)
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vs. Brandeis (10-4, 2-1 UAA) – Sunday, Jan. 22 - 1 p.m. (CT)
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Download the complete WASHU game notes by clicking HERE (PDF).

UPCOMING WashU hosts its first University Athletic Association (UAA) games of the 2016-17 season when New York University (10-4, 0-3 UAA) comes to town on Friday with a 6 p.m. tip-off before a 1 p.m. Sunday matchup with Brandeis (10-4, 2-1 UAA). NYU has gotten off to a rough start in the UAA, falling to Brandeis, Case Western and Carnegie Mellon.  Meanwhile Brandeis has started UAA play off with a 2-1 record beating both NYU and Case Western but losing to Carnegie Mellon.

• UAA PLAY WashU hit the road this past weekend going 1-1 over in UAA play, defeating Emory (76-65) before falling to No. 23 Rochester (67-53). Senior Jenn Dynis and junior Natalie Orr tied for the team lead in points over the weekend as both totaled 31. Dynis scored the game-high 17 points in the win over Emory, while Orr scored the game-high 18 versus Rochester.

• REVAMPED FIELD HOUSE The Athletic Complex's Field House was renovated with new bleachers during winter break. The bleachers feature hand rails in the aisles and the seating capacity is approximately the same total. The seats are a dark green and the side closest to the scorer's table is equipped with back rests.

NATIONAL POLLS WashU currently ranks No. 12 in both the D3hoops.com and Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) national Division III polls. This is the first week of the season that the Bears slipped out of the top-10 in the rankings.

QUALITY POSSESSIONS WashU possesses one of the top offenses in the country and the attack is boosted by a Bears knack to maintain possession. The Red and Green have given the ball away the fourth fewest times in the country (182). That figure leads the UAA. Combined with the Bears average of 17.6 assists per game, WashU has the third best assist-to-turnover ratio (1.35) in the country. The Bears offense also possesses the 15th best field-goal percentage (44.7), which ranks second in the UAA to Carnegie Mellon (45.5).

• HISTORY WashU leads the all-time series with NYU, 41-18, while the Bears and Violets split the season series last year. The Bears also hold the series lead against Brandeis as well with a 53-3 mark. WashU holds a 17-game winning streak against the Judges with its last loss coming during the 2007-08 season.

WINNING TRADITION WashU ranks third on the all-time winningest NCAA Division III list with an .801 winning percentage (787-195) in 39 seasons. The Bears are fifth in DIII history with 787 wins.

A LOOK AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY VIOLETS...

NYU is 10-4 entering the weekend and 0-3 in UAA play. The Violets started off the year on an eight-game win streak. After returning from winter break, NYU has posted a 2-4 record including two-straight losses. The only Violets UAA loss within single digits was their most recent game against Carnegie Mellon, 66-61. In that game Amy Harioka (9-23) and Shaye McGoey (4-19) combined for more than half of NYU's shots while totaling 34 points.

The Violets crash the boards hard on the offensive end, tying with Chicago for the UAA lead with 15.3 offensive rebounds per game.

The Violets were 8-0 heading into winter break with Kaitlyn Read in the lineup. Without Read in the lineup NYU has dropped four of six games.

• Amy Harioka (12.5) and Shaye McGoey (10.4) are the two leading scorers minus Kaitlyn Read's 16.0 ppg and 7.4 rpg to lead the team. Harioka leads the UAA in steals with 39 total while Read is second with 33 despite missing the past six games.

Expected starting lineup: Shaye McGoey, Amy Harioka, Lindsey Oldshue, Mikaela Pyatt and Kayla Patterson.

A LOOK AT BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY JUDGES...

Brandeis is 10-4 entering the weekend's UAA games and currently shares the UAA lead with a 2-1 record. The Judges are 4-1 since returning from break including wins over NYU and Case Western. Carnegie Mellon defeated Brandeis (65-58) as three Judges totaled double-figures in scoring but couldn't overcome the Tartans.

The Judges possess a stingy defense that ranks 39th in the country and first within the UAA. Brandeis holds its opposition to 52.7 points per game and 32.8 field-goal percentage, which ranks 27th in the country.

Brandeis Maria Jackson (12.8 ppg, 8.1 rpg) and Paris Hodges (11.8 ppg, 6.5 rpg) lead the team in scoring. Eva Hart (1.6), Jackson (1.6), Noel Hodges (1.3) and P. Hodges (1.3) all average more than a steal per game.

Expected starting lineup: Noel Hodges, Frankie Pinto, Sydney Sodine, Paris Hodges and Maria Jackson.