Concordia University continues GPAC play on Wednesday evening when they host Briar Cliff University at the Walz Human Performance Complex. Tip is scheduled for 8 p.m.
The Bulldogs are in need of a strong performance following a pair of tough losses last week. Concordia slipped to 4-4 overall and 1-3 in conference play with losses to Midland University (70-57) and Morningside College (77-71). Last Saturday, Concordia rallied from an 18-point deficit to tie Morningside late in the contest. However, some big plays and clutch free throw shooting down the stretch secured the win for the visiting Mustangs. Turnovers have been a problem for the Bulldogs as of late. Concordia totaled 31 turnovers in their two losses last week.
Briar Cliff brings an 8-3 overall record with a 2-2 GPAC mark into Wednesday’s contest. The Chargers opened the year with five straight wins. Since then, however, Briar Cliff has struggled with consistency. The Chargers opened conference play with a 99-69 loss to Northwestern before picking up a 69-67 win over Dakota Wesleyan. Briar Cliff then lost back-to-back games to Doane College (89-75) and Waldorf (67-66) before winning their last two games over Nebraska Wesleyan (69-62) and York College (72-60). Jake Shipley leads the way for the Chargers with 17.7 points per game on the year.
The Concordia Sports Network will provide a live audio and video webcast of Wednesday’s contest. Lucas Mohrman will call all the action from the Walz Complex.