Men's Basketball Preview: UChicago look to extend win streak at home versus NYU and Brandeis

Jordan Smith
Jordan Smith

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago men's basketball team opens its UAA home schedule with games against No. 17-ranked New York University and Brandeis University this weekend.

#17 NYU at #12 UChicago

  • DATE/TIME: Friday, January 22 at 8:00 PM – Chicago, Ill.
  • LINKSLive Stats / Live Video
  • SEASON RECORDS: UChicago 12-2 overall, 3-0 UAA / NYU 12-1 overall, 2-1 UAA
  • ALL-TIME SERIES: UChicago leads 31-26
  • LAST MEETING: UChicago won 77-60 (2015)
  • UCHICAGO RECENT RESULTS: W 112-100 at Case Western Reserve (Jan. 17) / W 70-68 at Carnegie Mellon (Jan. 15)
  • NYU RECENT RESULTS: W 77-67 vs. Rochester (Jan. 17) / L 71-64 vs. Emory (Jan. 15)
  • UCHICAGO NOTES: UChicago has now won 11 in-a-row and is ranked 12th in the latest national poll … The 112-100 win at Case was UChicago's highest scoring game since 1995. The Maroons shot 59 percent overall and 50 percent from three-point range. Jordan Smith (Guard, Sr.) scored a game-high 26 points on 9-of-13 shooting … In the game at Case, Smith passed the 1,000-point mark for his UChicago career; he entered the game at 999 points and finished with 1,025, moving him into 16th place on the allt-time school scoring charts ... UChicago has allowed the fewest points in the UAA … Waller Perez (Forward, Jr.) has finished with at least 10 points in each of the past 11 contests. During this stretch, he is averaging 13.8 points on 61 percent shooting from the field.
  • NYU NOTES: After falling to Emory University for its first loss of the season, NYU beat University of Rochester 77-67 behind 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting and 16 rebounds from Evan Kupferberg (Forward, Sr.) … Kupferberg leads the UAA in rebounds (11.2) and field goal percentage (65 percent) and is second in points per game (19.5). Costis Gontikas (Center, Sr.) is second in the UAA in field goal percentage (58 percent) and fourth in points per game with 17.2 … NYU leads the conference in field goal percentage, rebounding and assists … The Maroons won last year's home matchup between the two teams, 77-60. Smith and Alex Voss (Forward, Sr.) combined for 35 points, and Kupferberg shot 9-of-11 for 21 points, while grabbing 10 rebounds.

Brandeis at #12 UChicago

  • DATE/TIME: Sunday, January 24 at 11:00 AM – Chicago, Ill.
  • LINKSLive Stats / Live Video
  • SEASON RECORDS: UChicago 12-2 overall, 3-0 UAA / Brandeis 7-7 overall, 1-2 UAA
  • ALL-TIME SERIES: UChicago leads 31-24 
  • LAST MEETING: Brandeis won 78-63 (2015)
  • BRANDEIS RECENT RESULTS: W 78-76 (OT) vs. Emory (Jan. 17) / L 77-53 vs. Rochester (Jan. 15)
  • BRANDEIS NOTES: Led by sophomore forward Jordan Cooper's 24 points on 8-of-13 shooting, Brandeis got its first conference win on Sunday against Emory … Junior guard Robinson Vilmont leads Brandeis in scoring this season, averaging 15.6 points … Brandeis ranks first in the UAA in turnovers forced with 15.7 per game … The Judges won the 2015 Brandeis at UChicago game 78-63, behind 20 points (9-of-13 shooting) for Cooper and another 22 bench points from sophomore guard Nate Meehan.