The Washington University women’s basketball team won its second consecutive game on Monday, defeating Greenville University 71-55.
While many students went home for some time off and turkey last week, there was little rest for the Washington University basketball teams this Thanksgiving break as they continued their seasons through the holiday weekend.
The No. 18-ranked Washington University women’s basketball team started out their regular season this past weekend. Hosting the 18th annual McWilliams Classic tournament, they faced off against No. 22 University of Texas at Dallas.
After sneaking into the playoffs, the Bears topped Wheaton College in the first round. But a day later they could not overcome Hope’s timely runs.
Luckily for the Red and Green, this will not be the year a now-29-year run of tourney bids ends.
In their final game of their respective regular seasons, the men’s and women’s basketball teams fell to the University of Chicago.
Despite leading by 14 with 10 minutes to play, the Bears lost in overtime to NYU.
Wash. U. stifled the Yellowjackets from the perimeter, holding Rochester to one of 22 from three.
A three-pointer barrage couldn’t save Wash. U. from the Yellowjackets. Two days later the bench came up big against the Eagles.
After stumbling out of the gate in 2018 with two losses to start January, the Washington University women’s basketball team is back in the black in the new year.