With one weekend of University Athletic Association play behind us, the biggest lesson for all teams is that any team can be beaten.
Wash. U. ranked third in the country, staved off a Chicago upset attempt and held on for a 64-60 win. The Bears never held the lead in the first half being down by as much as seven points. For graduate student Sean Wallis, the game was historic as he became the 19th person in the men’s basketball program to score 1,000 career points.
No. 8 Brandeis University, who the Bears face on Friday, fell to unranked New York University. NYU held Brandeis to under 25 percent shooting and ran away with a 72-50 win. The Violets staked a big lead early on with a 28-15 advantage at the 8:14 mark in the first half.
In other men’s UAA action, Emory defeated Case Western Reserve 98-89 while Rochester downed Carnegie Mellon 76-57.
On the women’s side, Wash. U. controlled both ends of the court with a 63-34 victory over Chicago. The Bears benefited from a 15-19 performance from the free throw line compared to Chicago’s 10-17.
Brandeis topped NYU 73-68 as NYU could not score from the three point line in the last few minutes of play. The Violets came as close as three points with a shot from behind the arc by Chrissy Kilmurray. NYU was 8 for 34 from the three point line while Brandeis was 4 for 15.
Rochester defeated Carnegie Mellon 58-51 while Case Western sliced through Emory’s defense with a 64-55 victory. Case forced 30 Emory turnovers compared to 21 of their own.
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