ST. LOUIS -- Third-ranked Washington (Mo.) celebrated Senior Day with a thrilling 83-79 win against Carnegie Mellon on Sunday afternoon at the WU Field House.
Washington U. ended the game on a 12-0 run in the final 2:42 to extend its winning steak to 17 games and improve its overall record to 22-2. The Bears remain undefeated in University Athletic Association play with a 13-0 mark.
Prior to the contest, Washington U. honored its five senior players -- Alan Aboona, Tim Cooney, Chris Klimek, Will Patt and Jordan Rapp -- and senior manager Adam Lowenstein. This group has compiled a 76-27 (.738) overall record in their four seasons with three consecutive NCAA tournament appearances and three-straight UAA titles, including this year.
Cooney scored 14 of his game-high 26 points in the second half and hit a career-high four 3-pointers in the win. Aboona added 17 points and junior Nick Burt recorded his first career double-double with 15 points and a career-high 13 rebounds.'
Washington U. shot 46.6 percent (27 of 58) from the field and hit 20 of 32 from the free-throw line. The Bears turned 13 offensive rebounds into 13 second-chance points, and outrebounded Carnegie Mellon 45-29 for the game.
Christian Manoli (14 points), Seth Cordts (13), Asad Meghani (13) and Rashuan Riley (12) all scored in double figures for Carnegie Mellon, which dropped to 11-13, 4-9 in the UAA. The Tartans, who have lost eight of the past 10 games, connected on 10 of 25 3-pointers.