Matt Palucki nets 32 to tie career best, Washington (Mo.) downs Brandeis
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Junior forward Matt Palucki tied a career high with 32 points and senior guard Alan Aboona added a season-high 30 points as No. 4 Washington (Mo.) posted a 95-82 win at Brandeis on Friday night.
Washington shot a season-high 60.9 percent (28 of 46) from the field, and hit 30 of 39 from the free-throw line. The 95 points scored for the Bears were a season high.
Washington extended its winning streak to 14 games and improves to 19-2 and 10-0 in the University Athletic Association (UAA). With the win, the Bears wrapped up at least a share of their third consecutive UAA title and fifth in the past six seasons.
Washington can claim the outright UAA title and the league’s automatic bid with a win at New York University on Sunday.
Palucki was 11 of 16 from the field and hit 8 of 10 from the line in the win as he eclipsed 30 points for the second time in his career. Aboona, who went above 900 points for his career in the win, connected on 6 of 7 from 3-point range and moved into a tie for fifth place in school history with 155 3s. He was also 10-for-10 from the free-throw line.
Senior forward Chris Klimek scored 14 of his 17 points in the first half as he scored in double figures for the 18th time this season and 56th in his career. Junior forward Nick Burt added eight points, four assists, four steals and three rebounds.
No. 8 Williams 98, Connecticut College 80
NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Williams (20-3, 8-1) defeated Connecticut College (9-13, 2-7) 98-90 on Friday evening in an offense-dominated NESCAC game.
Matt Vadas led all scorers with a remarkable 39-point game for the Camels, while Mike Mayer led the Ephs in scoring with 30. In addition, Ephs Duncan Robinson and Daniel Wohl both scored more than 20 points. Williams shot 64 percent from the field, while Connecticut shot 50 percent, and both teams shot an impressive 62 percent from 3-point range.