Maroons men's basketball loses finale to Washington-St. Louis 72-54

Maroons men's basketball loses finale to Washington-St. Louis 72-54

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- The University of Chicago men's basketball team dropped its last game of the season to No. 22-ranked Washington University-St. Louis 72-54 on Saturday.

The Maroons wrapped up with a final record 11-14 overall and 5-9 in conference action. The Bears ran their record to 20-5 and 10-4 in the UAA.

Both sides alternated scores for the first 10 minutes as Washington took a 16-15 lead. The Bears then started to clean up the offensive glass and score second-chance points to go on a 13-3 run. Back-to-back threes by Alex Voss and John Steinberg pulled UChicago back within five at 31-26. The hosts ended the half by scoring the final eight points to go up 39-26.

The Maroons were held to 27.3 percent shooting from the field in the half while the Bears shot 41.7 percent. Voss tallied six points in his first 10 minutes. Charlie Hughes chipped in four points and seven rebounds.

The Bears seized control in the second half and pushed a seven-point lead to a 19-point advantage over the course of seven minutes. UChicago hit an offensive drought during that time period, missing 11-straight field goals. Washington maintained its double-digit advantage for the final 17 minutes of the game. The hosts outscored the Maroons 36-20 in the paint and 22-9 in points off turnovers.

UChicago Team Stats & Leaders
Field-goal percentage - 31.7 percent (19-60)
Three-point percentage - 33.3 percent (5-15)
Free-throw percentage - 57.9 percent (11-19)
Charlie Hughes
- 10 points, 8 rebounds
Alex Voss
- 10 points
Wayne Simon - 6 points, 7 rebounds

Washington-St. Louis Team Stats & Leaders
Field-goal percentage - 43.9 percent (29-66)
Three-point percentage - 18.8 percent (3-16)
Free-throw percentage - 91.7 percent (11-12)
Chris Klimek - 17 points, 8 rebounds
Ben Hoener - 17 points
Robert Burnett - 12 points, 8 rebounds