For the first time in 37 years, Washington University has a new basketball coach.
Forty-nine years after playing in his last collegiate game, 37 years after coaching his first game for his alma mater and three years after the court was partially named after him, Mark Edwards announced his retirement as head coach of the Washington University men’s basketball team Wednesday afternoon.
Three top-seven teams ousted in the first round, three unranked teams in the final four and, Nebraska Wesleyan University, a team that hadn’t lost fewer than eight games since the 1990s winning it all.
With Wash. U. still in celebration mode, Marcus Myers collected, turned 90 degrees and knocked down an off-balance shot all in one motion to end Wash. U.’s season in shocking fashion.
Wash. U. has not been past the first weekend of the NCAA tournament since the title run in 2009.
In their final game of their respective regular seasons, the men’s and women’s basketball teams fell to the University of Chicago.
Adding a victory over Carnegie Mellon, the Bears improve to 22-2 on the season.
Jack Nolan is a young face on an experienced men’s basketball team. Yet the freshman guard already is drawing comparisons to his record-holding uncle.
Wash. U. has not lost a game in 2018. That includes a undefeated UAA record.
Back to back wins against University of Rochester and Emory University in back to back weeks. The Bears are 18-2.