Men’s Basketball Preview: Maroons reach halfway point of UAA schedule versus Emory and Rochester

Tyler Howard
Tyler Howard

CHICAGO – The No. 11-ranked University of Chicago men's basketball team looks to keep its unblemished home record intact in a pair of games against Emory University and University of Rochester this weekend.

Emory at #11 UChicago

  • DATE/TIME: Friday, January 29 at 8:00 PM – Chicago, Ill.
  • LINKS: Live Stats / Live Video
  • SEASON RECORDS: UChicago 14-2 overall, 5-0 UAA / Emory 11-5 overall, 4-1 UAA
  • ALL-TIME SERIES: UChicago leads 36-21
  • LAST MEETING: Emory won 85-82 (2015)
  • UCHICAGO RECENT RESULTS: W 65-50 vs. Brandeis (Jan. 24) / W 69-58 vs. NYU (Jan. 22)
  • EMORY RECENT RESULTS: W 86-82 vs. Case (Jan. 24) / W 75-61 vs. Carnegie Mellon (Jan. 22)
  • UCHICAGO NOTES: UChicago is ranked 11th in the latest D3hoops.com national poll. The Maroons lead the UAA standings and are currently on a 13-game winning streak … In its last game, its lowest scoring conference matchup to date, UChicago beat Brandeis University 65-50. Collin Barthel (Forward, So.) and Jake Fenlon (Guard, So.) combined to shoot 7-of-11 from three-point range off the bench, and the Maroons outscored the Judges 41-28 in the second half … In five home games this season, UChicago has only allowed 57.8 points per game … The Maroons are first in the UAA in scoring defense (63.7 PPG) and opponent three-point percentage (26.6).
  • EMORY NOTES: In its last game, Emory beat Case Western Reserve University 86-82 behind 21 points on 10-of 18 shooting from Adam Gigax (Forward, So.) and a career-high 24 points on 9-of-14 shooting (5-of-8 from three) for Jonathan Terry (Guard, Jr.). The Eagles outrebounded the Spartans 47-35 … Davis Rao (G/F, Sr.) leads the UAA in three-point percentage at 43.7 percent. Gigax ranks sixth at 40 percent … Four Emory players – Gigax, Terry, Rao, and Will Trawick (Forward, Sr.) – are averaging more than 11 points per game … The Eagles won the last Emory-UChicago matchup, 85-82. Jordan Smith (Guard, Sr.) scored 30 for the Maroons and five reached double-figures for Emory.

Rochester at #11 UChicago

  • DATE/TIME: Sunday, January 31 at Noon – Chicago, Ill.
  • LINKS: Live Stats / Live Video
  • SEASON RECORDS: UChicago 14-2 overall, 5-0 UAA / Rochester  10-6 overall, 3-2 UAA
  • ALL-TIME SERIES: Rochester leads 30-27
  • LAST MEETING: UChicago won 72-63 (2015)
  • ROCHESTER RECENT RESULTS: W 66-63 vs. Carnegie Mellon (Jan. 24) / W 108-79 vs. Case (Jan. 22)
  • ROCHESTER NOTES: Rochester beat Carnegie Mellon University 66-63 in its last game. Jared Seltzer (Forward, Sr.) scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Yellowjackets past the Tartans. He was named UAA Athlete of the Week on Monday … Seltzer ranks third in the UAA in points and rebounding, averaging 18.4 and 8.7, respectively … Rochester is averaging 10.5 turnovers per game, the fewest of any UAA team this season … In the teams' last meeting, UChicago beat Rochester 72-63 behind 29 points from Jordan Smith. Sam Borst-Smith (Guard, Jr.) led the Yellowjackets with 26 points.