It was a disappointing two hours for Washington University basketball as both the No. 2 men’s team and No. 5 women’s team lost in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament Friday night. Both teams were favored to advance, but slow starts and foul trouble in the front court plagued both teams. The men fell 83-75 at home against No.
For just the second time in program history, the No. 2 Washington University’s men’s basketball team finished the season with an undefeated record in University Athletic Association play. The Bears enter the NCAA Division III tournament on an 18-game winning streak (23-2 overall) with six of those wins coming by four points or fewer.
Washington University’s women’s basketball team has been ranked in the top six in Division III since the preseason and enters the NCAA tournament with a 23-2 record. The Bears rolled to a 13-1 record in University Athletic Association play, winning the conference for the first time since 2009-10 when the team won the national title.
As winter once again sinks its menacing and merciless claws into St. Louis, the Student Life sports staff turns its gaze towards the spring for round three of the Washington University Fantasy Sports League.
Playing three matches in two days, the No. 12 Washington University women’s tennis team battled fatigue and exhaustion to bounce back from a first-round loss to No. 9 Carnegie Mellon University and finish fifth at the ITA Indoor Championship in Greencastle, Ind. Despite the loss in the tournament opener, the Bears picked up strong wins over two ranked teams, No.
Guided by junior forward Melissa Gilkey’s 15 second-half points, the No. 5 Washington University women’s basketball team wrapped up its regular season on Saturday by defeating the University of Chicago 63-57 in a gritty road contest.
On paper, the Washington University men’s track-and-field team was the favorite heading into the University Athletic Association championships. The Bears lived up to the billing over the weekend in Waltham, Mass., winning eight of 16 events en route to their 13th UAA Indoor championship and fourth in the last five years.
The season couldn’t have started any better for Washington University’s softball team, which opened the year with a sweep of a tripleheader and a no-hitter from sophomore pitcher Annie Pitkin. On Saturday at the Warrior Spring Fling in Conway, Ark., Wash. U.
Despite temperatures back to below freezing after a brief respite, the softball diamond on the South 40 will soon be in regular use once again. The 17th-ranked Washington University softball team will start its season Saturday in Conway, Ark., against Austin College.
By scoring the final 12 points of the game, the Washington University men’s basketball team earned a dramatic come-from-behind victory on Senior Day to preserve its chance at finishing with an undefeated conference record for the first time since the 2001-02 season.