SEWARD, Neb. – The pilot of a pair of conference victories last week, Concordia University junior guard Brevin Sloup has been awarded appropriately. On Tuesday (Jan. 15), the league named Sloup the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. Sloup is the program’s first GPAC weekly honoree since January of last year.
Sloup and Tanner Shuck were the ringleaders last week in wins by scores of 87-84 at Hastings and 102-92 over seventh-ranked Briar Cliff. While playing in 73 minutes over those two contests, Sloup totaled 46 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds while going 18-for-38 (.474) from the field, 6-for-14 (.429) from 3-point range and 4-for-4 from the free throw line. The Seward High School product poured in 26 of his career 33 points in the second half of the win over Briar Cliff. The point total was the most in a single game by a Bulldog men’s basketball player since Chandler Folkerts put up 37 in a 109-106 overtime win at No. 7 Dakota Wesleyan on Feb. 12, 2017.
Sloup has paced Concordia in scoring (16.5 ppg) this season, which is his first as a starter. Over 72 career collegiate games, he has amassed 548 points, 121 rebounds and 113 assists while shooting 44.5 percent from the field, 41.5 percent from beyond the arc and 87.6 percent from the foul line. This 2018-19 season, Sloup ranks 11th nationally in free throw percentage (.875).
Head coach Ben Limback’s squad will return to action on Wednesday to host Midland (9-12, 4-8 GPAC) at 8 p.m. CT. The Bulldogs (10-10, 3-9 GPAC) are one game behind the Warriors in the league standings.