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UChicago Athletics Preview: January 20-26

UChicago Athletics Preview: January 20-26

Women's Basketball

No. 16-ranked UChicago (11-3 record, 2-1 UAA) returns to the confines of the Ratner Athletics Center for a pair of home University Athletic Association (UAA) games. New York University (12-2, 2-1 UAA) is first on the docket on Friday evening, followed by Brandeis University (11-3, 1-2 UAA) on Sunday afternoon.

Five Maroons are currently averaging at least 9.0 points per game, led by senior guard Miranda Burt with 14.3 points per game. Over the last seven games, senior forward Taylor Lake has averaged 14.7 points per game while shooting 54 percent from the field. UChicago has outrebounded nine of its past 11 opponents.

DATE/TIME: Friday, Jan. 24 @ 6:00 PM – NYU at UChicago

DATE/TIME: Sunday, Jan. 26 @ 2:00 PM – Brandeis at UChicago

 

Men's Basketball

The Maroons (6-8, 1-2 UAA) play their first home games since early December when they welcome NYU (7-7, 0-3 UAA) on Friday night and No. 24-ranked Brandeis (11-3, 3-0 UAA) on Sunday.

In his first career start, first-year forward Bryce Hopkins put up a career-high 17 points in a 78-65 victory at Case Western Reserve University. He scored 11-straight points in the final minutes of the game to expand UChicago's lead from two points to 13. Over his past four games, senior point guard Jordan Baum is averaging 17.7 points per game.

DATE/TIME: Friday, Jan. 24 @ 8:00 PM – NYU at UChicago

DATE/TIME: Sunday, Jan. 26 @ 12:00 PM – Brandeis at UChicago

 

Swimming & Diving

UChicago will split their rosters for a pair of Saturday events. The Maroons will compete locally at University of Illinois-Chicago, and in Indiana at DePauw University.

The men and women made history over the weekend with dual meet wins over NCAA Division I opponent University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. It marks the first time both teams have topped a Division I squad in the same meet. School record performances by senior Reona Yamaguchi (men's 100-yard IM), first-year Channel Kann (women's 100-yard IM) and first-year Andrew Chen (men's one-meter dive, six dives) were recognized with UAA Athlete of the Week accolades.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, Jan. 25 @ 11:00 AM – UChicago at Illinois-Chicago

DATE/TIME: Saturday, Jan. 25 @ 12:00 PM (ET) – UChicago at DePauw

 

Indoor Track & Field

The Maroons head downstate for the annual I-55 Triangular hosted by Illinois Wesleyan University on Saturday. Rival Washington University – St. Louis will also be in attendance.

At the Grand Valley State University Classic facing off with NCAA Division I and Division II competition, senior Maggie Boudreau posted the No. 8 time in the nation in the 3,000 meters (10:14.64 converted) and the No. 6 time in the nation in the 5,000 meters (17:44.19 converted). Additionally, sophomore Isabel Maletich recorded the No. 4 long jump (5.54 meters) and sophomore Henry Myers ran the seventh-fastest mile in Division III this year (4:20.20 converted).

DATE/TIME: Saturday, Jan. 25 @ 11:00 AM – UChicago at Illinois Wesleyan Triangular

 

Tennis

UChicago kick off the year with the men and women welcoming NCAA Division II opponent Lewis University to XS Tennis.

In the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) preseason national poll, the men are ranked No. 4 while the women come in at No. 8. Last year's matchup with Lewis saw the Maroon women win 7-2 and the men win 6-3. UChicago has captured each matchup with the Flyers since 2015. Sophomore Lauren Park leads the team with a 13-1 singles record so far this season.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, Jan. 25 @ 1:00 PM – Lewis at UChicago (at XS Tennis)