For the fourth consecutive year, Washington University’s women’s basketball team ended its season with an NCAA tournament loss on the road. The No. 8 Bears (25-3 record) allowed their highest point total in head coach Nancy Fahey’s 29-year tenure against No. 1 Thomas More College (30-0) on Friday night, and Wash. U. was eliminated from the postseason with a 103-90 loss in the sectional semifinals.
Thomas More College hosts the No. 8 Bears at 7:30 p.m. EST on Friday night with a berth in the national quarterfinals on the line, and it should be a battle. In advance of the teams’ impending Sweet 16 clash, here’s a look at 16 facts, figures and statistics to know as a pre-game scouting report.
One week after scoring landslide home victories over Carnegie Mellon University and Case Western Reserve University, the No. 7 Washington University women’s basketball team rode the hot shooting of senior guard Maddy Scheppers to achieve similar outcomes with convincing 71-61 and 89-65 road wins.
Returning a number of key players from last year’s squad, the No. 10 Washington University women’s basketball team enters this season with high hopes and expectations. The Bears return their top three scorers, now all seniors, from last season’s team that won the University Athletic Association championship but bowed out in the NCAA tournament’s second round.
A week after giving up its season high in points and being outrebounded for the first time this year in a road loss to No. 1 DePauw University, the Washington University women’s basketball team returned to its strengths, winning the McWilliams Classic for the seventh consecutive year. Playing at home for the first time this season, the No.
KEY PLAYERS Melissa Gilkey, No. 21, sophomore forward, First Team all-conference Gilkey was named to the D3Hoops.com Preseason All-America honorable mention team, and her performance has matched those lofty expectations. She leads the team in per-game averages in points (15.6), rebounds (7.2), blocks (0.92) and minutes (25.
A strong weekend for the No. 9 Washington University women’s basketball team kicked off what it hopes will be a season of achievement. The Bears trounced Buena Vista University 95-73 Friday night and followed with a close 63-60 win over Ohio Northern University to win the 12th annual McWilliams Classic in the WU Field House.
Freshman Maddy Scheppers was a little bewildered after she heard a special announcement over the loudspeaker at the Washington University Field House on Friday night.
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