UChicago Athletics Preview: February 11-17

UChicago Athletics Preview: February 11-17

Swimming & Diving

UChicago's Myers-McLoraine Pool will serve as host site for the four-day University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships, which runs from Wednesday-Saturday.

The Maroon men and women both finished in fourth place at last year's UAA Championships. Emory University has swept the team titles each season since 1999. This year's meet features six conference teams ranked in the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Top 25 national poll. UChicago's returning UAA title winners from last year include juniors Lance Culjat (200-yard breaststroke) and Reona Yamaguchi (100-yard breaststroke).

DATE/TIME: Wednesday-Saturday, Feb. 13-16 @ 10:00 AM / 5:30 PM – UAA Championships at UChicago

 

Women's Basketball

The No. 23-ranked Maroons (17-5 overall, 8-3 UAA) return home this weekend for two games at the Ratner Athletics Center, starting with Brandeis University (7-14 overall, 3-8 UAA) on Friday night. Senior Day will occur on Sunday afternoon versus New York University (13-8 overall, 5-6 UAA).

UChicago's defense has held seven of its 11 conference opponents to 60 points or fewer. Junior guard Mia Farrell scored a season-high 21 points at Emory and has shot 57.6 percent from the field over the past three games. Senior forward Olariche Obi is currently fourth in the UAA in both rebounding (8.1 RPG) and field-goal percentage (.482).

DATE/TIME: Friday, Feb. 15 @ 6:00 PM – Brandeis at UChicago

DATE/TIME: Sunday, Feb. 17 @ 2:00 PM – NYU at UChicago

               

Men's Basketball

In the final home games of the season, UChicago (14-8 overall, 7-4 UAA) will take on Brandeis (13-9 overall, 6-5 UAA) on Friday and NYU (7-15 overall, 1-10 UAA) on Sunday, which will also feature Senior Day festivities.

The Maroons tallied 70 points in the second half to rally past No. 24-ranked Emory University 114-107. Seven players reached double digits in points, with senior guard Noah Karras leading the way with 25. Over the last 10 years, UChicago has won 25-straight games when scoring at least 90 points. Junior guard Jordan Baum's 133 assists currently rank fifth in program history for a single season.

DATE/TIME: Friday, Feb. 15 @ 8:00 PM – Brandeis at UChicago

DATE/TIME: Sunday, Feb. 17 @ 12:00 PM – NYU at UChicago

 

Indoor Track & Field

The Maroons host their final home meet of the year with the Margaret Bradley Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

At last weekend's North Central College Pat Heenan Invitational, UChicago's women won the meet while the men took third. Junior Mary Martin placed in the top three in a trio of events. She ran the anchor leg on the winning 4x400-meter relay (3:56.72), while also finishing third in both the long jump (5.45 meters) and 200 meters (25.61). Her 200-meter time is ranked 10th in the nation and tops in the UAA. Sophomore Chase Gardner won the 3,000 meters (8:31.52) by a mere 0.03 seconds. His 3,000-meter time currently ranks 24th nationally.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, Feb. 16 @ 11:30 AM – Margaret Bradley Invite at UChicago

 

Men's and Women's Tennis

The No. 3-ranked UChicago men (5-0 record) and No. 10-ranked Maroon women (4-0 record) host NAIA-opponent Cardinal Stritch University on Saturday.

Last weekend, both teams beat DePauw University and Denison University on the road, dropping only three total matches out of 36 played. UChicago's men own a .727 winning percentage in doubles matches and are a perfect 15-0 at the fourth through sixth singles positions. The Maroon women have won 81.4 percent of their singles matches and have not yet lost at the first, fifth and sixth singles spots.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, Feb. 16 @ 4:00 PM – Cardinal Stritch at UChicago (XS Tennis)