CHICAGO, Ill.. — Host University of Chicago built a 31 point lead in the opening half en route to an 85-51 win over visiting Washington College in a non-conference men's basketball game played today at Ratner Athletics Center in Chicago, Illinois.
University of Chicago 85, Washington College 51
How It Happened
- Daniel Brown put the Shoremen ahead 2-0 with a layup 33 seconds in, but the Maroons went on a 12-0 run to take the lead for good and make it a 12-2 game with 16:44 left in the opening half on a layup from Dominic Laravie.
- A layup from Cole Schmitz with 7:19 to go in the half put Chicago up by 20 at 28-8.
- Brown hit a jump shot to cut the lead to 28-10, but the Maroons went on another 12-0 run to take a 30 point lead at 40-10 with 2:03 left in the half on a tip-in from Bryce Hopkins.
- Another layup from Hopkins gave Chicago their largest lead of the opening half at 42-11 with 1:42 left, before Washington scored the last six points of the opening half to cut the lead to 42-17 at the half on a layup from Tray Wright with 22 seconds to go.
- The lead for the Maroons stayed between 25 and 36 points for the duration of the second half.
For the Shoremen (2-5)
- Derrick Carter (10 points), Brown (eight points, team high eight rebounds), Wright (nine points, game best three steals).
- The Shoremen shot 25.4% (17-for-67) from the floor in the loss, 5.9% (1-for-17) from three point range, and 59.3% (16-for-27) at the free throw line.
- Washington had nine turnovers, while forcing 15 turnovers from Chicago, which they turned into 20 points.
For Chicago (2-5)
- Laravie (game best 23 points, tied for game best with 10 rebounds), Hopkins (13 points, 10 rebounds), Schmitz (11 points, 10 rebounds), Brandon Beckman and Jordan Baum (game high eight assists each), Ryan Martin (game high five blocks).
- The Maroons shot 42.5% (31-for-73) from the floor in the win, 25% (7-for-28) from three point range, and 66.7% (16-for-24) at the free throw line.
- Chicago held a massive 65-34 advantage in rebounding, a 40-26 advantage in points in the paint, and a 13-5 advantage in second chance points.
Up Next for the Shoremen
12/4 v. Muhlenberg - 8:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference game).