Women share UAA title; host second-round game

The No. 11 women’s basketball team is the University Athletic Association champion — again. The Bears claimed a share of their seventh straight conference title with a 73-47 win Feb. 28 at the University of Chicago. With the win, the Bears earned a 15th straight appearance in the Division III NCAA Tournament. WUSTL will host a second-round game at 7 p.m. March 6 at the Field House, when the Bears will face the winner of the Maryville University/Millikin University first-round game. At 11-3 in the UAA, Washington U. shares the UAA championship with New York University, which dropped to 11-3 in conference play after a 90-71 loss at Brandeis University. The title is WUSTL head coach Nancy Fahey’s 14th overall since the inception of the UAA 17 years ago.

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The No. 23 men’s basketball team dropped its final regular season game, a 79-64 setback at Chicago Feb. 28. The Bears finished the season with a 19-6 overall record, and second place in the UAA with an 11-3 record. Senior Barry Bryant finished with a career-high 30 points in his final game with the Red and Green and freshman Brandon York added 12 points off the bench.

The No. 7 men’s tennis team won one match and dropped two en route to a sixth-place showing at the ITA Indoor Championships in Minnesota. In the opening match against No. 4 Trinity University, Washington U. fell 4-3. The Bears responded by trouncing No. 16 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 6-1. In the fifth place match, Washington U. dropped a 4-3 decision to No. 8 Washington and Lee University.

The No. 12 women’s tennis team improved to 3-0 on the season with a pair of impressive wins DePauw University and Chicago. WUSTL picked up an 8-1 win Feb. 27 at No. 17 DePauw, and a 9-0 victory two days later in the 2004 home opener against Chicago.

The baseball team kicked off 2004 by winning three of four games at Kelly Field. The Bears opened the season Feb. 28 with two wins over neighborhood rival Fontbonne University, 8-1 and 9-3. Two days later, the Bears split with Webster University, losing the first, 10-9, but taking the second, 14-6.

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