If you didn’t know Cody Stuive’s name before Saturday, no one would blame you. He’s a senior, he plays for Hope College and prior to his team’s second round clash with Washington University, he was a fairly nondescript small forward–the third or fourth scoring option for a pretty good basketball program.
After a one-year hiatus, the Washington University men’s basketball team is back in the NCAA tournament.
There was this notion for weeks that the Washington University men’s basketball team was going to have to win out the regular season in order to capture the UAA crown. Turns out they didn’t need to.
The Washington University men’s basketball team won its 14th conference championship this weekend, securing the title with road wins against New York University and Brandeis University.
After weeks of torching opponents on the offensive end, the Washington University men’s basketball team was held punchless against the University of Rochester.
Five weeks into conference play last season, the Bears were 2-7m with five losses coming by three points or less. Now, Wash. U. is 9-0 in the UAA, with a chance to crack the top-five national rankings for the first time since January 2015.
In a Sunday afternoon battle between the University Athletic Association ceiling and basement, the Washington University men’s basketball team (7-0) rode an opportunistic defense and a career night from junior forward Andrew Sanders to an unexpectedly close victory over Case Western Reserve University (0-7) in Cleveland.
In what could have been a trap weekend series, the surging Washington University men’s basketball team exorcised its demons, continuing its remarkably consistent level of play with a pair of smooth 89-72 and 88-61 victories over New York University and Brandeis University, respectively.
Held without a field goal for the final seven and a half minutes of play, the Washington University men’s basketball team suffered their first loss of the season in the 33rd Annual Lopata Classic Championship game to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Saturday night at the Wash. U. Field House.
While it’s still playoff season for most Washington University fall sports teams, the men’s and women’s basketball teams are just getting started. In this week’s season openers, the Washington University men’s basketball team held on for a slim 60-59 victory at Webster University, while the women’s team coasted to an 83-60 win against Westminster College at the Field House.