Preview: Maroon men's basketball continues UAA road trip at CMU and Case

Scott Herlihy and Tyler Howard
Scott Herlihy and Tyler Howard

CHICAGO – After a win in its first UAA game, the University of Chicago men's basketball team continues conference play at Carnegie Mellon University on Friday and Case Western Reserve University on Sunday.

UChicago at Carnegie Mellon

  • DATE/TIME: Friday, January 15 at 8:00 PM (ET) – Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • LINKS: Live Stats / Live Video
  • SEASON RECORDS: UChicago 10-2 overall, 1-0 UAA / Carnegie Mellon 7-5 overall, 0-1 UAA
  • ALL-TIME SERIES: UChicago leads 39-17
  • LAST MEETING: Carnegie Mellon won 73-48 (2015)
  • UCHICAGO RECENT RESULTS: W 70-69 at Washington-St. Louis (Jan. 9) / W 85-65 at IIT (Jan. 2)
  • CARNEGIE MELLON RECENT RESULTS: L 94-81 at Case (Jan. 9) / L 76-71 vs. Penn St.-Behrend (Jan. 6)
  • UCHICAGO NOTES: UChicago remained at No. 16 in the latest national poll … The Maroons beat WashU in the UAA opener for their ninth-straight win. Jordan Smith (Guard, Sr.) led all scorers with 23 points, the last three of which came on a game-winning trey with 12 seconds to go … UChicago ranks first in NCAA Division III in three-point field goal defense at 24.3 percent and 15th in scoring defense at 61.9 points per game.
  • CARNEGIE MELLON NOTES: In its last game, Carnegie Mellon lost 94-81 to Case. Junior center Chris Shkil totaled 19 points and 9 rebounds, and freshman forward Patrick Ehland added 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting off the bench, but it wasn't enough for the Tartans to overcome their 18 team turnovers … The Tartans have gone 3-5 since a 4-0 start to the season … Carnegie Mellon ranks third in NCAA Division III in total blocked shots (90) and first in blocks per game (7.5 per game).

UChicago at Case Western Reserve

  • DATE/TIME: Sunday, January 17 at 12:00 PM (ET) – Cleveland, Ohio
  • LINKS: Live Stats / Live Video
  • SEASON RECORDS: UChicago 10-2 overall, 1-0 UAA / Case 8-4 overall, 1-0 UAA
  • ALL-TIME SERIES: UChicago leads 35-11
  • LAST MEETING: UChicago won 79-73 (2015)
  • CASE RECENT RESULTS: W 94-81 vs. Carnegie Mellon (Jan. 9) / W 106-101 (OT) vs. Muskingum (Jan. 6)
  • CASE NOTES: In its 94-81 win, Case outscored Carnegie Mellon 33-2 on fast breaks and points off turnovers. Junior guard Javier Alvarez led all scorers, shooting 10-of-14 for a career high 24 points … Alvarez is second in the UAA in field-goal percentage (60.8 percent) and first in three-point percentage (48.3). The Spartans' leading scorer is senior guard Matt Clark, who is averaging 15.8 points per game on 49 percent shooting … Case is averaging a UAA-high 88 points per game and have five players averaging in double figures.