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Men’s basketball: a look back in the day with Wash. U. and IWU

An annual rivalry will get another go-around this Saturday evening at the Field House as Washington University and Illinois Wesleyan University will square off in the second round of the NCAA Division III men’s national championship tournament. The teams already faced off once this year, back on Dec. 1, with then-No. 10 Wash. U. beating then-No.

Men’s basketball shocked by IWU in second round

Prior to the March 6 second-round game, Washington University and Illinois Wesleyan University had faced each other three times before in the Division III men’s basketball NCAA tournament. The Titans had prevailed in all three games. This contest was no different.

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Bears face Westminster in opening round of postseason

The “Bracket of Death” is no more. One year removed from the infamous NCAA tournament bracket placement, the No. 1 Washington University men’s basketball team is looking for a much less strenuous road to Salem, Va.

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Men’s Basketball: Bears enter postseason on 12-game win streak

With the University Athletic Association championship in hand and only one week until the start of the NCAA tournament, the Washington University men’s basketball team had only one more chance for tune-ups. This last opportunity came with a narrow 64-60 victory at the University of Chicago on Saturday. “From now on, it’s one and done,” head coach Mark Edwards said. “So you’ve got to win them or you’re out.

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Men’s basketball team clinches UAA title, NCAA bid in win

It was hardly an easy feat. On Senior Night, in front of a packed Field House on Friday, the Washington University men’s basketball team secured sole possession of the University Athletic Association title and an automatic NCAA tournament bid. “Being able to win the UAA outright, on Senior Night, it was kind of a nice feather in our caps as seniors,” senior co-captain Aaron Thompson said.

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Men’s basketball: Barrage of 3’s boosts Bears in Lopata Classic

The No. 1 Washington University men’s basketball team was deadly this weekend in the 26th annual Lopata Classic—deadly, of course, from beyond the arc.

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Bears start title defense run on the right note

The defending champion men’s basketball team backed up its No. 1 preseason ranking by routing MacMurray College 88-53 in the season opener at the Field House on Sunday.

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Men’s basketball: Bears still perfect in UAA

The No. 2 Washington University men’s basketball team completed an undefeated road trip and improved to 7-0 in the UAA and 17-1 overall by defeating Brandeis University and New York University this past weekend. Wash. U. defeated Brandeis 80-75 on Friday night in Waltham, Mass. and then knocked off NYU 67-56 on Sunday afternoon in […]

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Bears win season-opening tournament on the road

The No. 1 Washington University men’s basketball team began its national championship defense with victories over North Park University and Colorado College in the Colorado College Tip-Off last weekend to start the season 2-0.

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