GAME NOTES: Bulldogs travel to take on the Tigers

By on Nov. 23, 2015 in Men's Basketball

SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia men’s basketball team has one contest this week. The Bulldogs will face the Doane Tigers on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Start time is slated for 8 p.m. in Crete, Neb.

Concordia University (5-1, 1-1 GPAC) at Doane College (3-6, 1-1 GPAC)
Tuesday, Nov. 24 | 8 p.m. CDT
Site: George and Sally Haddix Center | Crete, Neb.
Webcast: Livestream  
Live Stats: Stat Broadcast 
Radio: 104.9 Max Country

Last time out
The Concordia men’s basketball team split a pair of GPAC contests last week. On Wednesday, Nov. 18 the ‘Dogs traveled to Hastings College and suffered their first loss of the season. The Broncos outscored the Bulldogs, 87-80. On Saturday, Nov. 21, Concordia came back with a victory, defeating Morningside 110-99 in an overtime tilt.

Rankings in the GPAC
As a team in the GPAC, the Bulldogs lead in scoring defense per game (74.83), blocks per game (5.67) and in total blocks (34), are tied for first in rebounds per game (41.67), rank second in scoring margin (13.61) and field goal percentage defense (.403), rank third in offensive field goal percentage (.485), total rebound margin (7.29) and steals per game (7.67), rank fourth in defensive rebounds per game (30.5), assists per game (17.83), total steals (46) and 3-point field goals made per game (9.17) and rank fifth in scoring offense per game (88.5) and offensive rebounds per game (1.17). Below is a list of individual rankings in the GPAC.

Chandler Folkerts – field goal percentage, tied for fifth (.556); total rebounds per game, fifth (8.17); total rebounds, seventh (49); offensive rebounds per game, tied for seventh (2.0); defensive rebounds per game, fourth (6.17); blocks per game, third (2.0); total blocks, fourth (12); double-doubles, tied for fourth (2); game-high rebounds, tied for fourth (13)

Jamie Pearson – points per game, third (22.5); total points, fifth (135); field goal percentage, tied for fifth (.556); 3-point field goal percentage, tied for eighth (.432); 3-point field goals made per game, ninth (2.67); steals per game, tied for eighth (1.5); assists per game, sixth (4.67); total assists, tied for eighth (28); game-high scoring, tied for second (37) and tied for seventh (31)

Robby Thomas – 3-point field goal percentage, fifth (.481);  steals per game, second (2.0); total steals, fourth (12); total rebounds per game, eighth (7.17); defensive rebounds per game, third (6.33); blocks per game, second (2.17); total blocks, tied for first (13); double-doubles, tied for seventh (1)

Nathan Toenjes – offensive rebounds per game, tied for seventh (2.0)

Scouting the Doane College Tigers
The Tigers of Doane College own a 3-6, 1-1 GPAC record so far this season. In conference play, the Tigers defeated Mount Marty College 86-71 while falling to No. 19 Midland University 90-103. As a team, Doane averages 79.8 points and 35.3 rebounds a game. The team shoots .445 from the field and .339 from behind the arc. In the GPAC, Doane ranks second in scoring offense (718). Mykeil Tzul leads the Tigers in scoring, averaging 17.7 points a game. Tzul also grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest which is second-best on the team. The Tigers are led by head coach Jim Weeks who is in his fourth season at Doane. Weeks is assisted Ian McKeithen, Jackson Weeks and Travis Petrie.

Up next for the Bulldogs
The Concordia men’s basketball team will be back in action on Wednesday, Dec. 2 as they welcome Nebraska Wesleyan University to Walz Arena. Tip-off is slated for 8 p.m.