No. 7 Women's Basketball Set for Season's Final UAA Road Trip

No. 7 Women's Basketball Set for Season's Final UAA Road Trip

at New York (13-9, 3-8 UAA) – Friday, Feb. 17 - 7 p.m. (ET)
Live Video: http://www.gonyuathletics.com/watch/?Live=138
Live Stats: http://www.sidearmstats.com/nyu/wbball/

at Brandeis (11-11, 3-8 UAA)  – Sunday, Feb. 19 – 2 p.m. (ET)
Live Video: https://boxcast.tv/view/womens-basketball-vs-washu-630277
Live Stats: http://washubears.com/sports/wbkb/2016-17/boxscores/20170219_hstc.xml

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UPCOMING WashU departs the FIeld House for its final University Athletic Association (UAA) road trip of the season. The Bears play against New York University at Pace University in Pleasantville, N.Y. and the game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. (ET) tip-off on Friday.  WashU will then travel to face Brandeis University on Sunday at 2 p.m. (ET).

• UAA PLAY After losing in two of its first four UAA games, WashU has strung together and eight-game winning streak. The Bears are currently tied with University of Chicago atop the UAA standings as both programs have a 9-2 conference record.

• UAA ACADEMICS Seven Bears earned winter All-Academic recognition from the UAA in Katie Claussner, Ereka Hunt, Hannah Koenig, Shelby Mann, Natalie Orr, Claudia Smith and Zoe Vernon. The seven honorees were the most of any women's basketball program.

• NINE STRAIGHT WashU's win against Rochester on Feb. 12 was the 20th of the season, which increases the Bears streak of 20-win seasons to nine. Head coach Nancy Fahey has coached the Bears for 31 seasons and reached 20 wins for the 27th time.

NATIONAL POLLS WashU moved up to No. 7 in the D3hoops.com national poll while remaining No. 6 in the latest Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) poll.

• DEJA VU One week after earning her first UAA Athlete of the Week honor, sophomore Madeline Homoly repeated the feat with another stellar weekend. She averaged 20.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.5 blocks, and 1.0 steals per game in UAA wins over Emory and Rochester. She hit 10 of 14 field goals to score 24 points, adding seven rebounds, four assists, three blocks, and two steals in the Bears' 82-78 victory over the Eagles. Homoly added 17 points in an 80-77 win over the Yellowjackets.

• EIGHT IN A ROW The Bears have won eight-games in a row, all within the UAA. During the streak sophomore Madeline Homoly (20.5) and junior Natalie Orr (13.0) are scoring in bunches. Homoly has scored in double-figures during every game of the streak.  Senior Lily Sarros (63.6) and Homoly (62.3) are shooting above 60-percent from the floor during the run.

• STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE The Bears opponents (.645) have the fourth highest cumulative winning percentage in Division III schedules. Two of WashU's opponents rank just ahead - 1. Illinois Wesleyan (.676) and 3. Chicago (.660).

QUALITY POSSESSIONS WashU possesses one of the top offenses in the country. The Red and Green have given the ball away the third fewest times in the country (285). Combined with the Bears fourth best average of 18.0 assists per game, WashU has the second best assist-to-turnover ratio (1.39) in the country. The Bears offense also possesses the second best field-goal percentage (46.4). 

A LOOK AT THE NEW YORK UNIVERSITY VIOLETS...

The Violets opened UAA play with seven straight losses but are 3-1 in their most recent four-game stretch. NYU defeated Rochester, Emory and Carnegie Mellon in that run.

NYU is second in the UAA in steals per game (10.3), turnovers forced (19.32), three-point field goal defense (27.5) and scoring defense (60.6).

Senior guard Amy Harioka leads the UAA in steals (57), and three point field goal attempts (144). Freshman guard Shaye McGoey is second in the conference in assists (84) while averaging 3.8 per game. Harioka (13.2) and McGoey (11.2) are the two leading active scorers for NYU averaging in double-figures.

Junior forward Kayla Patterson averages 6.6 rebounds per game while leading the team with 146 total rebounds.

The Violets offense is second to last in the UAA, averaging 64.8 points per game while shooting 39.2 percent from the field.

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

A LOOK AT THE BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY JUDGES...

The Judges are the top rebounding team in the UAA. On the season they have accumulated 959 rebounds, including 15 offensive boards per game which lead the conference. Brandeis also possesses the stingiest defense while allowing just 58.5 points per game.

After a 2-1 start within UAA play, the Judges have lost seven of their last eight UAA games including three in a row. The last win for Brandeis was against Emory on Feb. 3, 61-59.

Two Judges score in double figures - senior forward Maria Jackson (13.6) and senior guard Paris Hodges (11.0). Both Jackson (7.9) and Hodges (6.4) lead Brandeis in rebounding as well.

The Judges average 61.4 points per game which ranks at the bottom of the eight team UAA. They also have a conference low 36.8 shooting percentage.

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