No. 22 WashU Hosts Greenville Before Millikin Road Trip

Photo by Danny Reise/WUSTL Photos
Photo by Danny Reise/WUSTL Photos

No. 22 WashU (4-2) vs. Greenville (5-1)
Wednesday, Dec. 6 • 7 p.m.
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Live Stats: http://bearsports-livestats.wustl.edu/basketball/xlive.htm
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No. 22 WashU (4-2) vs. Millikin (3-2)
Sunday, Dec. 10 • 4 p.m.
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Live Stats: http://www.sidearmstats.com/millikin/wbball/


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ON THE SCHEDULE THIS WEEK No. 22 WashU closes out a three-game homestand when it hosts Greenville University (5-1) Wednesday evening in the WU Field House. The Bears will then hit the road on the weekend, traveling to Decatur, Ill. to face Millikin University (3-2) on Sunday at 4 p.m. 

HISTORY VS. OPPOSITION WashU and Greenville's history dates back to the Bears inaugural season of 1979-80, when the Panthers defeated WashU 63-35 in only the second game in school history. In total WashU and Greenville have faced eachother 12 times with the Bears holding an 8-4 advantage in all-time meetings while winning eight in a row. WashU and Millikin have clashed in 23 games in program history with the Bears emerging victorious in 14 of those contests including five straight wins.

McWILLIAMS ALL-TOURNAMENT Junior forwards Madeline Homoly and Stephanie Botkin were named to the 17th Annual McWilliams All-Tournament Team. Homoly led the Bears over the weekend in scoring with 41 total points and rebounding with 18 while also contributing seven assists, three steals and three blocks. Botkin added 31 points for the Bears including a 5-of-6 night from three-point range in WashU's 85-77 loss to Austin, which improved her season's three-point field goal percentage to 69.2 percent which leads the University Athletic Association (UAA) in efficiency.

UAA ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Junior Madeline Homoly was named the UAA Athlete of the Week on Dec. 4 after averaging nearly a double-double during the Bears 1-1 weekend at the 17th Annual McWilliams Classic. She averaged 20.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks all while shooting 53.1-percent from the floor. In a 90-79 win over Oglethorpe, Homoly scored more than a point per minute as she totaled 24 points in 23 minutes played which she followed up with a double-double scoring 17 points while securing 11 rebounds against Austin. The Kansas City, Mo.-native earned the UAA honor for the first time this season and fourth in her career.

• A LOOK AT THE NUMBERS A look at the numbers reveals that early season indicators towards Bears success are rebounds and shooting percentage. WashU won three consecutive games going into the McWilliams Championship game this past Saturday. During all three of those conetests the Bears shot above 50-percent. The Bears are also unbeaten with a 2-0 record when they outrebound opponents.

EXCLUSIVE 800 CLUB The Bears celebrated their 800th win in program history over the last weekend of November and are one of just seven teams to accomplish that feat in Division III. Ultimately the Bears are 802-198 (.802). Other programs also with 800 wins are Husson, Elizabethtown, St. John Fisher, Southern Maine, Scranton and Hope. The Bears are one victory away from 400 at WashU currently with a 399-37 (.915) record.