WU on win streak for first time since November

Josh Rouse

The Washburn Ichabods are entering the fall semester on a winning streak, something the Bods haven’t achieved since November.

After starting the season with a narrow loss to Division I school Nevada-Las Vegas, the Bods won every game other November game. Following that stellar month of play, the Bods bottomed out, winning only one game in December and going on a five game losing streak during the winter break, which included a 75-69 overtime loss at home against Missouri Western (11-5, 6-3).

Following Saturday’s 73-42 victory against rival Emporia State (7-9, 3-6) and a rare road victory against Pittsburg State (7-9, 1-8) on Jan. 13, the Bods (9-8, 3-7) are in ninth place in the conference.

Washburn does, however, have an easier road ahead of it. The Ichabods will next host Nebraska-Omaha (13-3, 6-3) on Jan. 23 and Missouri Western (11-5, 6-3) on Jan. 27 in Lee Arena, where they are 7-2 on the season. After the home stand, the Bods travel to St. Joseph, Mo., to seek revenge against Missouri Western on Jan. 30.

Following a Feb. 3 away game against the MIAA’s bottom-dweller, Truman State (3-13, 1-8), the Bods can enjoy four more home games and only two road games before heading into the MIAA Tournament.