Bulldog men look for first CIT championship since 2009

By on Jan. 26, 2012 in Men's Basketball

Bulldog men look for first CIT championship since 2009

The Bulldog men’s basketball team looks to regain some momentum in this year’s Concordia Invitational Tournament.  It has been a struggle for the Bulldogs as of late.  Concordia has dropped five of its last six games, including a 102-93 setback to Doane College on Wednesday evening.  Concordia takes a 9-12 overall record into this weekend’s tournament.  The Bulldogs open CIT play against CU-Ann Arbor on Friday at 3:15.  CU-Chicago, this year’s host school, will provide a live webcast as well as live stats for all tournament games.  

Last season, the Bulldogs struggled at the CIT.  Concordia took a 13-7 record into last year’s CIT but suffered losses to CU-Chicago (71-58) and CU-Wisconsin (86-66).  The Bulldogs last claimed the CIT championship in 2009. 

Scouting the Cardinals – CU-Ann Arbor is 12-10 overall on the season entering the CIT.  The Cardinals bring a 3-game winning streak to Chicago.  Rocko Holmes (18 ppg) and John Schaeffer (13 ppg) lead the way offensively for a Cardinal team that averages 74 points per game on the season. 

Up Next – A win against CU-Ann Arbor would advance the Bulldogs to Saturday’s CIT championship game scheduled for 7:15 p.m.  A loss would put the Bulldogs in Saturday’s consolation game at 2:15 p.m.