Bulldogs look for season sweep of Dakota Wesleyan on Sunday

By admin on Jan. 14, 2011 in Men's Basketball

Bulldogs look for season sweep of Dakota Wesleyan on Sunday

The Concordia University men’s basketball team will look for a big win on the road when it travels to Dakota Wesleyan on Sunday afternoon.  Tip is scheduled for 4 p.m. in Mitchell, South Dakota. 

Following a pair of tough losses to Northwestern College (96-87) and Dordt College (92-72), the Bulldogs used solid defense and a huge night by senior Ryan Shrum to beat Nebraska Wesleyan 68-55 on Wednesday.  With the win, Concordia improved to 11-5 overall and 5-3 in GPAC play. Concordia is currently tied for fourth in the conference standings. 

Shrum (Allen, Texas) scored a career-high 31 points and hit eight 3-pointers in the Bulldog win over Nebraska Wesleyan.  Tyler Byrd (Bennington, Neb.) added a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds for Concordia. 

Earlier this season, Concordia held off a late rally to pick up an 82-71 victory over Dakota Wesleyan.  Byrd scored a game-high 22 points for the Bulldogs in the win.  Shrum delivered 15 points, and Barrett Braun (Lakeside, Calif.) chipped in with 14.

Dakota Wesleyan enters the weekend with a 14-6 overall record.  The Tigers are seventh in the GPAC with a 4-5 conference mark. 

Fans can tune into a live webcast of the game at the link below.  Live stats will also be available at the link below.

Webcast - http://www.mitchellrepublic.com/pages/drtvsports
Live Stats - http://www.dwu.edu/athletics/stats/mbask/