WashU Men's Basketball Hosts Principia, Fontbonne

Photo by Danny Reise/WUSTL Photos
Photo by Danny Reise/WUSTL Photos

WashU (4-3) vs. Principia (1-5)
Thursday, Dec. 6 • 7 p.m. (CT)

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Live Stats: 
http://bearsports-livestats.wustl.edu/basketball/xlive.htm

WashU (4-3) vs. Fontbonne (3-3)
Tuesday, Dec. 11 • 8 p.m. (CT)
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Live Stats: 
http://bearsports-livestats.wustl.edu/basketball/xlive.htm

Download the complete WASHU game notes by clicking HERE (PDF).

BEAR HEADLINES – The Washington University in St. Louis men's basketball team hosts a pair of home games on Thursday, Dec. 6, against Principia College and Tuesday, Dec. 11, against Fontbonne University. The Bears (4-3) are coming off a runner-up finish at the 35th Annual Lopata Classic.

SERIES NOTES – WashU leads the all-time series with Principia 6-1, and the Bears posted a 71-57 road win a season ago in the first meeting between the two teams since 2011.

HEAD COACH PAT JUCKEM – WashU head coach Pat Juckem (Lawrence, 1995) was named the 24th men's basketball coach in program history on May 1, 2018. Juckem arrives on the Danforth Campus after spending the past six seasons as the head coach at Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He compiled a 95-73 (.565) record at UW-Oshkosh. He also spent seven seasons at Coe (2006-12), and has a 203-156 (.565) overall record in 14 seasons as a head coach.

BEAR TRACKS – WashU has three student-athletes averaging doubles figures through the first seven games: sophomore guard Jack Nolan (19.0), freshman forward Justin Hardy (15.6) and junior guard Matt Nester (12.0).

– Hardy (18.0 ppg) and Nolan (16.5 ppg) were named to the 35th Annual Lopata Classic All-Tournament Team.

– Junior center Hank Hunter leads the UAA FG percentage (.676), Nolan is tops in scoring (19.0 ppg) and junior guard Jonathan Arenas is first in assist-to-turnover ratio (4.0).

– WashU has outrebounded six of seven opponents this season.

UAA PRESEASON POLL – WashU was picked third in the University Athletic Association (UAA) Preseason Coaches Poll. Emory was chosen first, while Rochester was second.

MEDIA COVERAGE – All 13 home games will be broadcast live at no cost on the WashU Sports Network. Jay Murry will provide play-by-play. Live stats will also be available on the WashU website - washubears.com.