Sports Briefs – 11/16/16

Bryan Brabauskas

Men’s B-ball versus Rockhurst

After an impressive showing at the Southwestern Oklahoma State Basketball Classic and winning both of their games, the Washburn men’s basketball team returns home to play against Rockhurst University on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. With little to examine in the way of regular season play, both teams have played a few exhibition games, each against Division 1 teams. Washburn lost all three games, but put up quite the fight in them. Rockhurst was competitive in their first exhibition match, but lost in their match-up with Marquette University 106-53. If the Ichabods can capitalize with their offense and make a higher percentage of their shots, then we can look forward to a good game.

Women’s B-ball preps for Drury

On Saturday, Nov 19 at 3 p.m., the Washburn women’s basketball team will face off against Drury University at home. Sitting at 2-1, the Ichabods are coming off a loss at the hands of the University of Mary, despite shooting at a 10% higher completion rate than their win at Minot. If they can keep their shooting up, and avoid falling off at the end of the game, they can win this game. It will not be easy, however, as the Panthers are 2-0, and haven’t lost so far this season, even going 3-0 in exhibition. They won their first game of the season in a close game of 75-72, but then dominated their second opponent in a blowout victory of 94-59. To triumph over this opponent, the women’s team will need to bring it’s A-game.