UChicago men’s basketball falls at Emory 80-72

Noah Karras
Noah Karras

ATLANTA – The University of Chicago men's basketball team suffered its fifth-straight defeat with an 80-72 setback at Emory University on Sunday.

The Maroons fell to 8-6 overall and 0-3 in the University Athletic Association (UAA). The Eagles improved to 10-4 and 1-2 in UAA play.

Emory led wire-to-wire in the game and took an early 10-4 lead. Each time UChicago cut the margin down to one or two points, the Eagles answered with baskets to keep their advantage. An 8-2 run put the home side ahead 26-17, and by halftime, UChicago was trailing 38-27. Eleven turnovers hampered the visitors, who received six points and eight rebounds from senior forward Blaine Crawford. The Maroons drew 13 fouls in the half and shot 21 free throw attempts.

Midway through the second half, the home team took their largest lead of the game at 56-40. UChicago put together an 8-2 spurt to draw within single digits with under two minutes left. Back-to-back layups by senior guard Tyler Howard made the score 78-72 with 24 seconds left, but time ran out on the comeback attempt.

Overall, UChicago shot 41 percent from the field, 24 percent from three-point range and 55.2 percent from free throw line. Emory made 50 percent of its field goals in the game. The Maroons led the rebounding column 39-35 and lost the turnover category 16-11.

Sophomore guard Noah Karras paced the team with 16 points while adding five rebounds. Senior forward Waller Perez tallied 11 points and seven rebounds.

NEXT GAME:

  • Friday, Jan. 20 @ 8:00 PM – Brandeis at UChicago