A bid to upset the No. 2 seed in the bracket came up short on Tuesday (March 7) as the Bulldogs were clipped by Oklahoma Wesleyan, 72-70, in the first round of the national tournament. Noah Schutte paced the Bulldogs with 23 points.
Happy to have a seat at the table, the 15th-seeded Bulldogs will look to pull an upset of second-seeded Oklahoma Wesleyan in the first round of the NAIA National Championship tournament. Hartman Arena will serve as the venue.
They had to sweat it out, but the Bulldogs are in the field of 64. Concordia Men's Basketball will be a No. 15 seed at the national tournament and will play No. 2 seed Oklahoma Wesleyan in Park City, Kan., on March 7.
One of four Bulldogs honored by the GPAC on Wednesday (March 1), Noah Schutte was named to the conference's first team. He was joined with All-GPAC honors by Gage Smith, Brad Bennett and Tristan Smith.
Playing short-handed the Bulldogs gave it their best shot in the GPAC semifinals at No. 11 Jamestown on Saturday (Feb. 25). The final result was a 95-77 loss that has Concordia (18-12) hoping to earn an at-large bid to nationals.
It'll be back on the road this weekend for the fifth-seeded Bulldogs, who are hoping to reach the GPAC tournament title game for the third time in four seasons. Concordia will be tasked with playing top-seeded Jamestown.
Noah Schutte put on a dazzling display that saw him rack up 38 points and 18 rebounds while breaking a school record with nine 3-point field goals. Schutte's performance carried the Bulldogs to a 90-77 GPAC quarterfinal win at Northwestern.
Standouts on and off the court, Brad Bennett, Gage Smith and Tristan Smith have been honored appropriately. All three have been named Academic All-District® Team award winners by College Sports Communicators.
As the No. 5 seed in the GPAC tournament, the Bulldogs are readying to play at fourth-seeded Northwestern in the quarterfinals. Concordia enters the bracket as the defending GPAC tournament champion and winners of two of the past three.
Noah Schutte tallied a career high 36 points to go along with 13 rebounds in the regular season finale on Saturday (Feb. 18). Unfortunately, Concordia let go of a 13-point lead and fell at Dakota Wesleyan, 75-72.
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.