Daniel Kurzner

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Bears nab 2 close victories to clinch winning season

The Washington University men’s basketball team guaranteed its 27th consecutive winning season this weekend with a 67-61 victory over New York University on Friday and a 77-75 nail-biting win over Brandeis University on Sunday.

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Bears record first conference wins of season

Coming off of a four-game losing streak and six straight losses away from home, the Washington University men’s basketball team released some of its frustration on the court this past weekend. This took the form of an 80-76 win over New York University and a 70-36 trouncing of No. 21 Brandeis University. The Bears now stand at 8-8 (2-3 in conference) on the season.

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Freshman making impact in the Bears’ backcourt

Alan Aboona and Tim Cooney, two freshman guards, have answered that call and displayed their skill sets in the past few weeks, significantly impacting the team dynamic. “You have to maintain your focus all the time and you have to keep your intensity level up, and I think they bring that to the team,” head coach Mark Edwards said. “I think they are smart basketball players, so they are able to step into the team scheme and really make a contribution.”

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East and West converge at Lopata Classic

This past weekend’s Lopata Classic basketball tournament featured one school that had never played a game in the United States before: Tsinghua University.

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Richter makes season debut after quick recovery from arm injury

After snapping his humerus in the first week of the semester, X-ray technicians told Dylan Richter that he wouldn’t be able to play basketball this season. However, the junior co-captain of the Washington University men’s basketball team persevered through an unexpectedly short rehabilitation period and rejoined the Bears’ lineup on Nov. 22 against Augustana College.

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Bears defeat UW-Eau Claire, fall to UW-Platteville

In the second and third games of a five-game, season-opening road trip, the Washington University men’s basketball team defeated the University of Wisconsin-Eau-Claire on Friday, 62-57, but suffered its first loss to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville on Saturday, 64-49. The team now stands at 2-1 on the season.

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New team, new identity set challenge for Bears in 2010-2011

The Washington University men’s basketball team is now entering its first season since 2008 in which it is not the defending national champion. Four of last year’s starters, including All-Americans Sean Wallis and Aaron Thompson, are gone, and only one starter, senior Spencer Gay, is returning.

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Bears ousted by Emory in UAA championship

The top ranked Washington University women’s volleyball team fell to arch-rival and No. 3 Emory University in the University Athletic Association Championships for the second consecutive year.

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Former men’s basketball captain Zach Kelly to play in English league

After winning two NCAA Division III national championships in his four-year tenure with the Washington University men’s basketball team, 2010 graduate Zach Kelly has officially taken the next step in his basketball career—to Leeds, England. He’ll start playing in the English Basketball League next month.

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Stein falls in Final, Woods in Semis at ITA

After powering through six matches without losing a set, No. 2 seeded Washington University senior Isaac Stein of the men’s tennis team dropped the finals match of the Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Regional Championships to No. 1 seed Sam Sweeney of North Central College, 6-3, 6-3. “I guess that’s the funny thing about sports: One day you can play great, and the next day you can kind of lose it…”

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