Men's Basketball Preview - at Fontbonne

Men's Basketball Preview - at Fontbonne

St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 9, 2019 – The No. 9-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's basketball team (7-1) opens a three-game road swing at Fontbonne University on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m. WashU has won five-straight contests, and is coming off an 80-55 victory over Rhodes College on Wednesday at home.

at Fontbonne (3-4) – Tuesday, Dec. 10 – 8 p.m. (CT) – St. Louis, Mo.
Live Video: https://www.youtube.com/user/FontbonneUGriffins/live
Live Stats: https://www.washubears.com/sports/mbkb/2019-20/boxscores/20191210_we9f.xml

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

SCOUTING FONTBONNE – The Griffins had its three-game win streak snapped with a 108-105 overtime loss vs. Blackburn on Saturday. Fontbonne averages 81.1 points per contest, and has four student-athletes scoring 10 or more points per game: sophomore Anthony Jones (11.6), junior Jared Woodcock (11.6), sophomore Caden Clark (10.6) and senior Jalen Wadlington (10.3).

SERIES NOTES – WashU is 19-1 all-time against Fontbonne and has won the last 17 meetings. The Bears posted an 83-54 victory over the Griffins in the last meeting on Dec. 11, 2018.

NOLAN HEATING UP – Junior guard Jack Nolan has scored in double figures in the last 11 games dating back to last season. In the last four games, Nolan is averaging 19.5 points per contest and has connected on 20-of-41 (48.8%) from three-point range.

HEAD COACH PAT JUCKEMPat Juckem (Lawrence, 1995) has a 24-9 (.727) overall record in two seasons as head coach at WashU. Juckem was named the 24th men's basketball coach in program history on May 1, 2018. He arrived on the Danforth Campus after spending six seasons as the head coach at Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Juckem also spent seven seasons at Coe (2006-12), and has 223-162 (.579) overall record in 14 seasons as a head coach.

BEAR TRACKS – Nolan (18.5, second) and sophomore forward Justin Hardy (18.3, fourth) both rank in the top-five in the conference in scoring.

– WashU has outrebounded all eight of its opponents this season and ranks first in the conference and eighth in NCAA Division III in rebounding margin (+11.5).

– Senior center Hank Hunter leads the conference in field-goal percentage (.709) and has upped his career FG% to .627 (180-287). The mark ranks second in school history.

 – Freshman forward Nate Bloedern had a career-high 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting in the 80-55 win vs. Rhodes on Dec. 4.

MEDIA COVERAGE – All home games will be broadcast live at no cost on the WashU Sports Network. Jay Murry will provide play-by-play. Live stats will also be available on the WashU Athletics website - washubears.com.

UP NEXT – WashU has eight days off before returning to action on Thursday, Dec. 19, at Illinois Wesleyan University. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at the Shirk Center in Bloomington, Ill.