A rematch of a physical battle that took place in the final week of the regular season is on tap in the GPAC semifinals. The 20th-ranked Bulldogs will be at Hastings on Saturday with a spot in the GPAC title game on the line.
It just wouldn’t be Concordia Men’s Basketball if it didn’t come down to the wire. The duo of Noah Schutte and Tristan Smith led the way on Wednesday (Feb. 28) as the Bulldogs outlasted Dordt, 87-83, in the GPAC quarterfinals.
On the heels of earning a share of the GPAC regular season title, the Bulldogs now prepare to host Dordt in the GPAC quarterfinals. The two sides split in the regulars season with the home team winning in both instances.
The Bulldogs made their fans sweat it out on senior day, but they pulled through with another overtime victory. The 90-84 triumph over Midland allowed No. 21 Concordia to share the GPAC regular season title.
Chalk it up as a game for Bulldog folklore. Somehow, some way, the Bulldogs snatched the overtime clash out of the fire, 69-67, over Hastings on Wednesday (Feb. 21). Concordia pulled even for first place in the GPAC.
With two games at home remaining in the regular season, the Bulldogs have a shot at earning at least a share of the GPAC regular season title. Concordia will celebrate its senior class on Saturday.
A first-half lead of 12 points withered away and the Bulldogs lost their grip on first place while falling at Dordt, 79-73, on Saturday. Hayden Frank and Noah Schutte produced 17 points apiece in Concordia's first defeat in a month.
A 21-point lead nearly slipped away in the second half, but the Bulldogs responded behind an attention-getting performance from Tristan Smith. Concordia held off Doane, 94-88, and remained in first place in the GPAC.
Keep winning and the outsiders will have no choice but to pay attention. Such is the case for the 2023-24 Concordia Men’s Basketball team, which has had to earn its way onto the national radar with its unique roster makeup.
The string of three-straight GPAC road games continues this week as the Bulldogs are set to head to Crete and Sioux Center. Concordia enters the week tied atop the GPAC standings at 12-4 in league play.
They make up two-thirds of the starting frontcourt for Concordia Men's Basketball. Built different, brothers Gage and Tristan Smith are all about family and forging memories together. Together, they are a dynamic duo.
In nearly a quarter century in his role, the unmistakable Coach Grant Schmidt guided the Concordia Men’s Basketball program in ways only he could. His passion and care inspired a reverence for him that is still emotionally felt by his former players.
The 2022-23 Concordia Men's Basketball team takes on the task of following up one of the greatest seasons in school history. The Bulldogs return three starters and one of the most athletic frontcourts the program has ever put on the court.
AD Devin Smith refers to the 2021-22 Bulldogs as the "best team I've ever seen play here." The road to Kansas City included buzzer beaters, court storms, GPAC championships and memories that will never fade.
The 2021-22 Concordia Men's Basketball season will never be forgotten. The Bulldogs celebrated GPAC regular season and tournament titles and reached the NAIA national quarterfinals while being characterized by a team first attitude.
He's a small school farm boy with a big-time game. Noah Schutte made that clear during the Bulldogs' run to the NAIA National Quarterfinals. The former 2,000-point high school scorer isn't about to rest on his laurels - and he'll no longer fly under the radar.
He's a straight 'A' biology student and one of the most prolific scorers in program history. Carter Kent truly is 'that guy.' He's unassuming, intelligent, a leader and comes through in the clutch. He's a Concordia Bulldog great.
An all-time classic moment that will go down in Concordia University Men’s Basketball lore caught the attention of ESPN’s SportsCenter. The closing seconds were aired on multiple editions of the show on Thursday (Feb. 17).
The group of four-year student-athletes within the program represents the ideals of Concordia Men's Basketball. Christian character. Toughness. Resilience. Class acts. Servant leaders. High academic achievers. Winners.
Concordia Men's Basketball enters 2021-22 feeling like it "left some meat on the bone" last season when the program missed out on the national tournament. The Bulldogs return their top seven scorers, including three All-GPAC honorees.