No. 25 WashU Hosts No. 22 Chicago in Regular Season Finale

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

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UP NEXT WashU hosts No. 22-ranked University of Chicago (19-5, 10-3 UAA) in Saturday, Feb. 22's regular season finale at 1 p.m. The Bears have already secured the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship as they possess a two-game lead over the Maroons.

30TH-STRAIGHT POSTSEASON No. 25-ranked WashU defeated Brandeis University 89-70 Sunday afternoon to claim sole possession of the UAA Title and secure the association's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament. This marks the 30th consecutive season which the Bears have earned a trip to the tourney.

HISTORY  WashU is 51-17 all-time vs. Chicago, most recently defeating the then No. 8-ranked Maroons 85-66 in the UAA opener on Jan. 5. However, Chicago won the season series a year ago and the last time the Bears swept the Maroons was during the 2014-15 season.

COMPARING BEARS & MAROONS WashU and Chicago are first and second in the UAA standings and the Bears and Maroons are closely linked in a few other rankings:

 

Chicago

WashU

Central Region Rankings

2nd

5th

D3hoops.com Strength of Schedule

9th - .591

11th - .591

D3hoops.com Top-25 Rankings

22

Receiving Votes

WBCA Top-25 Rankings

20

25


SENIOR DAY Prior to tip-off WashU will recognize its senior members of the program including guards Caroline Ballard, Becca Clark-Callender, Katie Claussner and Rachael Sondag; forwards Stephanie Botkin and Madeline Homoly and student-manager Sylvia Snyderman. The senior group has led the Bears to an 86-23 overall record, including 44-11 UAA mark, three conference titles and four NCAA Tournament appearances.

NCAA SELECTION SHOW The NCAA Selection show is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 25 at 1:30 p.m. (CT).

LEADING THE UAA WashU leads the UAA in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.25), assists per game (18.0), field-goal percentage (43.4) and scoring offense (73.4). Homoly leads the conference in field-goal percentage (54.3), ranks third in points per game (16.5) and is seven points shy of moving into seventh place all-time in Bears scoring. She currently has 1,265 points in eighth place behind Jacquie Welkner (1983-87).