NEW YORK – The University of Chicago men's basketball team charged ahead and didn't let New York University back into the game en route to a 69-59 road win on Friday night.
The Maroons (11-12 overall, 6-6 UAA) won for the fourth time in the past five contests. The Violets 8-15, 1-11 UAA.
After early trading of leads, UChicago went ahead for good following sophomore guard Ryan Martin's three-pointer at 11-9. It was just the start of a 14-3 run that increased the advantage to 22-12, which concluded with two layups from junior forward Brennan McDaniel.
By halftime, the Maroons staked themselves to a 33-21 lead. McDaniel posted nine points in the half and junior forward Dominica Laravie had eight points. NYU struggled to convert its shots, only making 29.6 percent.
A trio of early threes by senior guard Cole Schmitz made the score 44-31. The biggest advantage of the evening was 19 points at 51-32. The Maroons cruised the rest of the way for the 10-points victory.
Schmitz tallied a team-high 15 points to go with six rebounds. McDaniel and Laravie posted 11 points apiece and a combined 12 rebounds. Martin chipped in nine points off the bench.
UChicago won the rebounding category 39-35, as well as points in the paint 34-24. The Maroons shot 48.1 percent from the field compared to 36.1 percent by the Violets. UChicago made 31 percent from beyond the arc (9 of 29) while NYU hit 38.9 percent from deep (7 of 18). Free throws were identical as both sides went 8-for-16.
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