Bears Travel to NYU, Brandeis for Third UAA Weekend

Photo by Nathan Katz
Photo by Nathan Katz

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• UP NEXT WashU women's basketball travels to the United States eastern coast with its next slate of University Athletic Association (UAA) games. The Bears open the weekend of games on Friday against New York University at 6 p.m. (ET). WashU closes out the road trip against Brandeis University on Sunday at 1 p.m. (ET) in Waltham, Mass.

PREVIOUS HISTORY WashU is 44-19 all-time against NYU, but the Violets took the most recent contest, beating the Bears 82-79 in overtime. WashU owns a 56-4 record all-time against Brandeis after splitting the duo of conference games played last season.

NARROWING IN ON 200 Head coach Randi Henderson is narrowing in on her 200th career victory. She is one victory shy with a 199-114 (.636) career record in 12 seasons: one-plus at WashU (28-13), nine at Coe (155-91) and one at Minnesota Morris (16-10).

• 1000 POINT CLUB Senior forward Madeline Homoly became just the 14th individual in WashU women's basketball program history to reach 1,000 career points. She has averaged 15.5 points per game in 70 games played in her career and has totaled 1,088 career points. Homoly is 17 points shy of moving into the top-10.

                  10. Sarah Goldman - 1,105 (1990-94)

                  11. Zoë Unruh - 1,096 (2006-10)

                  12. Hallie Hutchens - 1,090 (2001-05)

                  13. Madeline Homoly - 1,088 (2016-19)

• FOUR-GAME WINNING STREAK A closer look at the Bears four-game winning streak reveals that WashU held the lead at halftime in all four contests, while outrebounding (170-142) and totaling more assists (79-56) than all four opponents. The Red & Green also shot the ball more efficiently from the field, 43.9 percent (111-253) 37.8 percent (90-238). Homoly is averaging 21.0 ppg, 7.0 reb/g and 1.8 steals per game while shooting 66.7 percent from the field during the streak.

BEARS DEPTH PROVING KEY The WashU bench has outscored the opposition 110-54 in its past four games. Three separate Bears have reached double figures in scoring off the bench during that span, including senior forward Stephanie Botkin (23) against North Central, junior center Kristina Schmelter (17) against Emory and senior guard Caroline Ballard (15) against Rochester.