UChicago Athletics Preview: Feb. 3-5

UChicago Athletics Preview: Feb. 3-5

Women's Basketball

One weekend after playing the same two teams on the road, UChicago (12-6, 5-2 UAA) will now play a pair of University Athletic Association (UAA) home games versus Case Western Reserve University (11-7, 3-4 UAA) on Friday and No. 20-ranked Carnegie Mellon University (15-3, 4-3 UAA) on Sunday.

UChicago forced a season-high 31 turnovers in Sunday's 81-61 win at Carnegie Mellon. The squad currently leads the UAA in offensive rebounds (15.4), steals (15.4) and turnovers forced (21.8). The Maroons are also 7-1 when they shoot at least 19 free throws. Senior forward Britta Nordstrom is coming off a career-high 25-point performance versus the Tartans. She has tallied double-digit points in all seven conference games.

CWR paces the conference in three-pointers made and three-point percentage. Kara Hageman scored a school-record 41 points versus Washington University-St. Louis and 28 points against UChicago. Her scoring output netted her weekly honors from the UAA, D3hoops.com and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA). Carnegie Mellon is the UAA leader in free throws made, defensive rebounds and blocks.

  • DATE/TIME: Friday, Feb. 3 @ 6:00 PM – Case Western Reserve at UChicago
  • LINKS: Live Stats / Live Video
  • DATE/TIME: Sunday, Feb. 5 @ 1:00 PM – Carnegie Mellon at UChicago
  • LINKS: Live Stats / Live Video
 
Men's Basketball

At the midpoint of the conference season, the Maroons (11-7, 3-4 UAA) will host Case Western Reserve University (5-13, 0-7 UAA) on Friday night and Carnegie Mellon University (10-8, 4-3 UAA) on Sunday morning.

Junior guard Jake Fenlon is coming off a memorable weekend against Case and Carnegie Mellon. He hit the game-winning three at the buzzer to beat the Spartans 74-72, then followed up with a school-record 10 three-pointers and a career-high 30 points at the Tartans. UChicago has attempted nearly 27 free throws per game the past five contests, with an average of 24 over the entire season. They are 6-1 in games where they attempt at least 27 free throws. The Maroons are also 11-1 when they block at least two shots.

Case is searching for its first conference win and looking to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Spartans play at the second-slowest pace and allow the most points per possession in the UAA. CMU ranks last in the conference in three-point percentage and assists, and commit the most turnovers in the UAA. But the Tartans also lead the UAA in offensive rebounding and blocks. 

  • DATE/TIME: Friday, Feb. 3 @ 6:00 PM – Case Western Reserve at UChicago
  • LINKS: Live Stats / Live Video
  • DATE/TIME: Sunday, Feb. 5 @ 11:00 AM – Carnegie Mellon at UChicago
  • LINKS: Live Stats / Live Video


Wrestling

UChicago (4-3 record) will wrestle its final home dual of the season against No. 25-ranked Augustana College (8-5) on Friday night.

In last year's matchup, the Vikings topped the Maroons 35-16. The four individual wins came via Louis Demarco (133 pounds), Mason Williams (141 pounds), Nick Ferraro (165 pounds) and Paul Papoutsis (174 pounds. UChicago is coming off a strong showing at the 35-team Pete Willson Invitational, hosted by Wheaton College. The freshman trio of Grant Morrison (141 pounds), Kahlan Lee-Lermer (149 pounds) and Steve Bonsall (157 pounds) all earned spots on the podium. Morrison took fourth place in his bracket while Lee-Lermer and Bonsall were seventh. Four Maroons currently have totaled at least 20 wins this season.

  • DATE/TIME: Friday, Feb. 3 @ 7:00 PM – Augustana at UChicago


Indoor Track & Field

The Maroons return to the Henry Crown Field House for the two-day Windy City Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The women's pentathlon and men's heptathlon will take place on Friday with the rest of the track and field events occurring on Saturday.

Last year's Windy City Invite saw the UChicago women finished first of 11 teams and the men placed second of 10 teams. The hosts combined to win five events at the meet. Most recently, UChicago went up to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for a pair of invites in which the men were seventh of nine teams and the women were third of 10 teams. Senior Madeleine Horvath won the 5,000 meters and her teammates grabbed the next three spots in that race. The men's winning 4x200-meter relay included senior Temisan Osowa, senior Jatan Anand, sophomore Markus Diehl and freshman Elliott Paintsil.

  • DATE/TIME: Friday-Saturday, Feb. 3-4 @ 11:00 AM / 8:30 AM – Windy City Invitational at UChicago


Men's Tennis

No. 5-ranked UChicago (3-0 record) looks to bolster its record with split-squad matches against Hope College (0-0) and NCAA Division II opponent Lewis University (0-0) on Saturday. The Maroons will play Hope at XS Tennis and Lewis at Evergreen Racquet Club concurrently.

The Maroons have been particularly impressive in doubles so far this season with a 28-5 overall mark (.848 winning percentage). Last weekend, UChicago defeated No. 35-ranked Coe College 8-1 and 9-0 in a double dual. Hope is coming off an 8-12 campaign last season while Lewis went 12-10.

  • DATE/TIME: Saturday, Feb. 4 @ 1:00 PM – Hope at UChicago (XS Tennis)

  • DATE/TIME: Saturday, Feb. 4 @ 2:00 PM – Lewis vs. UChicago (Evergreen Racquet Club)


Women's Tennis

The No. 10-ranked Maroons (2-0 record) take on their first nationally-ranked opponent of the season on Saturday morning when No. 34-ranked Hope College (0-0 record) makes its dual debut.

So far this season, UChicago has won all 18 of its individual matchups (12 singles and six doubles). Freshman Marjorie Antohi has a combined 15-2 record between singles and doubles. Hope is coming off a 2015-16 season that featured a 19-5 overall record and a trip to the second round of the NCAA Division III Championship. The two sides last met in April 2015, with the Maroons coming away with an 8-1 victory at the Midwest Invite. Junior Ariana Iranpour, senior Tiffany Chen and junior Courtney Warren all picked up wins.

  • DATE/TIME: Saturday, Feb. 4 @ 9:00 AM – Hope at UChicago (XS Tennis)