Maroons Drop UAA Opener at WashU

ST. LOUIS -- Dylan Richter scored 20 points to help lift Washington (Mo.) University to a 79-72 win over the University of Chicago in University Athletic Association men's basketball action Saturday afternoon.

Game Summary

  • Chicago (7-5 overall, 0-1 UAA) trailed by eight points in the first half before rallying to take a 41-36 lead at the intermission.

  • The lead changed hands eight times in the second half before the Bears (9-3, 1-0) went up for good 56-55 on a Chris Klimek basket with 10:47 to play.

  • Washington built its largest lead of the game, 76-67, at the 3:16 mark and remained on top by at least three points the rest of the way.

Statistical Highlights

  • Senior Steve Stefanou (Cincinnati, Ohio/ St. Xavier) (pictured) scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to notch his sixth career double-double.

  • Tim Cooney (19) and Chris Klimek (13) joined Richter in double figures for the Bears.

  • Senior Matt Johnson (Ann Arbor, Mich./ Pioneer) finished with 18 points, including four 3-point baskets.

Notes

  • The last five meetings between the schools (Washington 3-2) have been decided by a total of 24 points.

  • Saturday's game marked the Maroons' fifth straight on the road.

  • Johnson tallied double digits for the sixth straight game and 10th time in 12 contests this season.

Up Next

  • Chicago travels to Pittsburgh to take on UAA rival Carnegie Mellon University Friday evening.