Concordia men's basketball lands 10th in GPAC preseason poll

Concordia men’s basketball lands 10th in GPAC preseason poll

GPAC Release

SEWARD, Neb. – Concordia men’s basketball has been picked to finish 10th by league coaches in the 2013-14 GPAC preseason poll, as released by the conference on Thursday afternoon. The Bulldogs picked up 18 points in the poll.

The program will be directed by a new leader this season as 1999 Concordia graduate Ben Limback returns to his alma mater as head coach. Limback scored more than 1,000 points in his Bulldog career and led the team to three national tournament appearances while playing for former head coach Grant Schmidt.

Concordia will look to backcourt veterans in senior Adam Vogt and junior Joel Haywood to guide a squad with a lot of new faces. Only four players on the roster have significant varsity experience, but Limback and assistant coach Marty Kohlwey have brought in a recruiting class that will add more athleticism and depth.

Midland gets the nod as the preseason favorite with 93 points and five first-place votes. In addition, Northwestern, Hastings, Morningside and Dordt all received at least one first-place vote.

2013-14 GPAC Men’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll

1. Midland – 93 (5)
2. Northwestern – 80 (1)
3. Hastings – 78 (2)
4. Morningside – 77 (1)
5. Dordt – 75 (2)
6. Doane – 53
7. Nebraska Wesleyan – 49
8. Briar Cliff – 38
9. Dakota Wesleyan – 33
10. Concordia – 18
11. Mount Marty – 11

10 October 2013

Adam Vogt