Men's hoops blows out NYU, 97-59, to celebrate Senior Day

Seniors Latye Workman and Nate Meehan with family and friends before their final home game
Seniors Latye Workman and Nate Meehan with family and friends before their final home game

WALTHAM, Mass. – The Brandeis University men's basketball team closed out its 2017-18 season in style today as the Judges led wire-to-wire in a 97-59 victory over rival New York University. The Judges close out their campaign with a record of 7-18, 3-11 in the University Athletic Association, while NYU finishes up at 10-14, 3-11 UAA.

The Judges' 97 points was their highest total of the season, as was their 57.4% shooting from the field (35-51). They also tied their season-high with 13 3-pointers, finishing just short of a season-best in 3-point percentage at 59.1% (13-22). Their 97 points was tied for the second-most Brandeis has scored in a game against NYU in series history, and the 38-point margin of victory was the Judges' second-largest.

Brandeis was paced by sophomore guard Eric D'Aguanno (Saunderstown, R.I./St. Andrews' School), who was one of five Judges to score in double figures. D'Aguanno had 20 points in 22 minutes off the bench. He hit 7-of-9 overall, 6-of-8 from downtown for his third 20-point performance of the season. His six trifectas were two shy of the school record.

Junior guard Corey Sherman (Penn Valley, Pa./Lower Merion) added 15 points off the bench on 6-of-8 total and 3-of-3 from downtown. He also had a game-high five assists, tying his season-best. Rookie forward Chandler Jones (Springfield, Mass./Springfield Commonwealth Academy) finished with 14 points, while senior Nate Meehan (Lowell, Mass./Phillips Andover) had 13 – thanks to 7-for-7 from the line – and rookie guard Lawrence Sabir (Providence, R.I./LaSalle Academy) had 11.

Senior Latye Workman (Brooklyn, N.Y./Bedford Academy) led Brandeis with 11 rebounds, his eighth game in double figures this season. Brandeis outrebounded NYU, 41-26, including 10-6 on the offensive glass.

NYU put one player in double figures in scoring, senior Ross Udine, who had 14 points on 5-of-12 overall, 2-of-6 from downtown and 2-of-2 from the line. Ethan Feldman added nine points, four steals and two assists for the Violets. Dom Christiano had eight points and a team-high seven rebounds. NYU was held to just 35.7% shooting for the game (20-56), including just 26.7% (8-30) in the first half, when they missed nine-of-10 3-pointers.

Before the game, Brandeis honored its two seniors, Nate Meehan and Latye Workman, who played in the final home games of their careers.