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Tartans Drop 85-71 Contest at Chicago

Tartans Drop 85-71 Contest at Chicago

(CHICAGO, Ill.) – The Carnegie Mellon University men's basketball team traveled to the Windy City to play the University of Chicago on Friday night in a University Athletic Association (UAA) contest. The Tartans drop an 85-71 decision to the Maroons after a tight first half of play.

Game Information
Carnegie Mellon 71, Chicago 85
: Carnegie Mellon (15-8, 7-5 UAA), Chicago (10-13, 3-9 UAA)
Chicago, Ill. (Ratner Athletics Center)

How it Happened

  • With the score 10-8 in favor of the home team, the Maroons used a 9-3 run to claim a 19-11 advantage seven minutes into the contest.
  • A triple by sophomore Aidan Murphy and a traditional three-point play by freshman Buckley DeJardin along by another bucket by the freshman knotted the score at 19-all at the 10:50 mark of the first half.
  • The Tartans run turned into a spurt where the Cardinal and Gray scored 21 straight and led 32-19 with 6:15 remaining in the first half.
  • Chicago answered with a 13-2 run to cut into the deficit, making the score 34-31 at the 2:08 mark before the Tartans took a 38-37 lead into the break.
  • After three lead changes in the first minute of the second half, the Maroons used a 13-3 scamper to take a 52-44 lead with 16:35 on to play.
  • The home team continued to control the game and extended its lead to 65-48 with 13 minutes to play.
  • Following a triple by sophomore Aidan Booher, that closed a 9-2 run for Carnegie Mellon, Chicago led 73-63 with seven minutes to play.
  • The Maroons went on to score seven straight to extend their lead before holding on for the 85-71 victory.

Tartans Stats

  • Junior Jack Stone led the Tartans with 20 points after converting 6-of-11 from the floor, including a 3-of-4 effort from long range.
  • Booher finished with 14 points off the bench.

Maroons Stats

  • Bryce Hopkins and Joe Berry led the Maroons with 19 points apiece.
  • Eamonn Kenah finished with 16 points while Jackson Piotrowski scored 10.
  • Hopkins led all players with 13 rebounds to record a double-double.

Game Notes

  • It marks the second straight season that each team has won on their own court in the season series.
  • Carnegie Mellon has made at least one three-point basket in 537 straight contests.

Up Next

  • Carnegie Mellon will travel to Washington University in St. Louis on Sunday, February 19 to play the 22nd-ranked Bears. Tip is set for 12:00 p.m. CT.