Women’s Basketball Continues UAA Play at Case and Carnegie

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

at Case Western Reserve University (3-10, 0-3 UAA)
Friday, Jan. 19 - 6 p.m. (ET) – Cleveland, Ohio
Live Video: https://case.edu/livestream/athletics/
Live Stats: http://washubears.com/sports/wbkb/2017-18/boxscores/20180119_g4xg.xml

at Carnegie Mellon University (9-5, 1-2 UAA)
Sunday, Jan. 21 – 2 p.m. (ET) – Pittsburgh, Pa.
Live Video:
http://athletics.cmu.edu/sports/wbkb/livestream
Live Stats: http://washubears.com/sports/wbkb/2017-18/boxscores/20180121_jhi0.xml

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

ON THE SCHEDULE THIS WEEK WashU travels for its first University Athletic Association (UAA) road games of the season this weekend when it plays at Case Western Reserve University (3-10, 0-3 UAA) on Friday and at Carnegie Mellon University (9-5, 1-2 UAA) on Sunday.

HISTORY VS. OPPOSITION WashU is 47-1 in the all-time series against Case Western including nine consecutive victories. The Bears have a 56-3 edge against Carnegie Mellon and has won 49 straight against the Tartans. The Red & Green swept the season series with both teams last year beating the Spartans 92-79 on Jan. 29 and 95-66 on Feb. 5. WashU defeated Carnegie Mellon 78-72 on Jan. 27 and 79-69 on Feb. 3.

STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE The Bears have played the most difficult schedule to date based on opponents' winning percentage of .704 (133-56). According to D3hoops.com's strength of schedule rating system which utilizes a three part system of opponents' winning percentage and opponents' opponents' winning percentage, WashU has the third most difficult schedule (.653).

CLIMBING THE CHARTS Senior guard Natalie Orr ascended into fifth place all-time in three-pointers made at WashU in program history as she shot 4-of-6 from three-point range against NYU on Sunday. She has totaled 129 three-pointers in her career and bypassed Beth Ruether (125), Amy Schweizer (126), Halsey Ward (127) and Zoë Unruh (128). Junior guard Rachael Sondag's 117 triples made ranks 10th all-time in three-pointers made.

DOUBLE-DOUBLE Junior forward Madeline Homoly was named the UAA Athlete of the Week after posting multiple double-doubles over the weekend. Homoly averaged 23 points and 10.5 rebounds per game to earn her fifth Athlete of the Week distinction. The Kansas City, Mo.-native is nearly averaging a double-double in three UAA games played: 23.3 ppg and 9.7 reb/g on 58.3-percent shooting from the field. Senior Natalie Orr registered the second double-double of her career against NYU with a season-high 18 points and a career-high 13 rebounds.

TOP-25 OFFENSIVE RANKINGS WashU ranks in the top-25 of Division III in multiple offensive categories including second in 3-point field goal percentage (39.6%), fifth in assists per game (19.6), seventh in field-goal percentage (45.7%), 11th in free-throw percentage (76.2%), 15th in total assists (275), 18th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.14) and 21st in scoring offense (76.6).