It was a disappointing two hours for Washington University basketball as both the No. 2 men’s team and No. 5 women’s team lost in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament Friday night. Both teams were favored to advance, but slow starts and foul trouble in the front court plagued both teams. The men fell 83-75 at home against No.
Washington University’s women’s basketball team has been ranked in the top six in Division III since the preseason and enters the NCAA tournament with a 23-2 record. The Bears rolled to a 13-1 record in University Athletic Association play, winning the conference for the first time since 2009-10 when the team won the national title.
Guided by junior forward Melissa Gilkey’s 15 second-half points, the No. 5 Washington University women’s basketball team wrapped up its regular season on Saturday by defeating the University of Chicago 63-57 in a gritty road contest.
It took fewer than three years and fewer than 75 games for junior Melissa Gilkey and senior Chris Klimek to each score their 1,000th career point as Washington University basketball players. Years of hard work and some tough choices led each player to the Bears and the success they are enjoying on the hardwood.
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.
With a pair of double-digit victories over the weekend, the No. 2 Washington University women’s basketball team finished undefeated in the Paul K. Knueppel Classic. The games were the final preparation before a likely matchup against top-ranked DePauw University next week.
After two recent disappointing defeats, the No. 22 Washington University women’s basketball team needed another win. On Senior Day, the team’s regular season finale, it got just that as it beat the University of Chicago in a 65-48 wire-to-wire victory.
The last time Washington University’s women’s basketball team faced New York University and Brandeis University in a pair of weekend matchups, the Bears cruised to 29- and 32-point wins, respectively.
The No. 12 women’s basketball team came out and won two games at home, easily beating Carnegie Mellon University 85-54 on Friday before exacting their revenge on Case Western Reserve University with a 58-35 win on Sunday.
Women’s Basketball: Wash. U. 71, Millikin 42. The No. 5 Washington University women’s basketball team defeated Millikin University 71-42 on Wednesday night in the Field House, never trailing in the contest and leading by double-digits for the final 30 minutes of the game.
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