WALTHAM, Mass. – Senior Jake Fenlon dropped 20 points but the University of Chicago men's basketball team fell at Brandeis University Sunday, 70-66 in University Athletic Association play.
The Maroons (10-12, 4-7) also got a double-double from senior Collin Barthel, who added 14 points and 12 rebounds, but a first-half lead by the Judges (6-16, 2-9) proved to be too much for the visitors to overcome.
Brandeis led 43-35 at the half, and maintained a comfortable lead throughout the second period, until the Maroons made a charge late with less than five minutes to play. Down 10, 66-56, with 4:16 to go, Fenlon drained back-to-back triples and buckets by Barthel and Justin Jackson cut the host's lead to just two, 68-66, with 46 seconds left.
But the Judges would drain two free throws to seal the win and hold off the final Maroons' effort.
Fenlon finished 6-of-10 from the field – 6-of-9 from downtown – and Barthel was a solid 7-of-14 from the floor and added three steals. Jordan Baum added nine points, five assists, and five rebounds and first-year Dominic Laravie added eight points and six boards off the bench.
Both teams shot identical from the field, hitting 26-of-58 (44.8 percent), and each team made nine 3-pointers, with Brandeis shooting 42.9 percent (9-of-21) and the Maroons hitting 30 percent (9-of-30).
The Maroons edged the Judges on the boards, 35-29, and won on second-chance points (16-8), and points in the paint (26-18).
Jackson added seven points and six boards for UChicago in the loss.
Brandeis' Corey Sherman delivered a game-high 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting for the Judges.
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