The outcome remained in doubt until the final horn went off on Saturday (Feb. 3) as the Bulldogs wrapped up a thrilling week with an 84-81 win over No. 12 Northwestern. Concordia did so while celebrating 100 years of the program's history.
With circumstances seemingly favoring No. 19 Morningside, the Bulldogs showed their mettle and earned a signature road win, 99-88, on Wednesday (Jan. 31). Concordia shot 58.6 percent while winning at Morningside for the first time since February 2016.
After posting three-straight double-doubles while leading the Bulldogs to a 3-0 week, Tristan Smith has been named the GPAC Player of the Week. Smith is averaging 17.9 points and 9.5 rebounds on the season.
With the CIT trophy secured for another year, the Bulldogs now shift focus to a week of significance within the GPAC. Coach Limback's squad will be at Morningside before hosting Northwestern for a program 100-year celebration.
Late fireworks from the likes of CIT MVP Noah Schutte and Tristan Smith boosted the Bulldogs to a 75-69 win over Concordia Wisconsin in the CIT championship on Saturday (Jan. 27). Schutte and Smith both notched double-doubles.
It was a grind, but the Bulldogs did just enough to turn away Concordia Ann Arbor, 80-75, on Friday (Jan. 26) at the 2024 CIT. Hayden Frank topped CUNE with 17 points and Tristan Smith supplied 16 points and 16 rebonds.
The 1963-64 Bulldog men's basketball team made history by winning the program's first ever CIT championship. The '64 squad, led by CIT MVP Gordon Bredow, set the stage for future CIT success and added to the event's special nature.
In the wake of an upcoming Concordia Invitational Tournament (CIT), the Bulldogs started their week with a conference foe square-off against Mount Marty. Concordia kept their eyes focused on the opponent in front of them and annihilated the Lancers on both ends of the floor, for a 92-63 triumph.
The 71st Concordia Invitational Tournament will play out Jan. 26-27 in Mequon, home to Concordia University Wisconsin. Prior to the grand weekend event, the Bulldog basketball teams will host Mount Marty on Wednesday.
Coming off a heartbreaker on the road, the Bulldogs looked to find their groove against a familiar conference foe on Saturday. With fans dressed in white at Friedrich Arena, Concordia bolted on a 22-1 run, behind four Zac Kulus treys, to set up an 87-82 win over Briar Cliff.
At long last, the Bulldogs are headed back to the national tournament after a 15-year hiatus. The GPAC tournament champions earned a No. 7 seed and a matchup with No. 2 seed Ottawa.
Brevin Sloup doesn't have to hide the pride he has for his hometown Seward. It works both ways. Now starring as the Bulldog point guard, Sloup inspires plenty of pride from the Seward community.
Tanner Shuck and Brevin Sloup return to provide scoring punch for a new-look Bulldog men's basketball team in 2018-19. Head coach Ben Limback's squad will also be reliant on a large group of newcomers.
A new-look Bulldog men's basketball team opened official practice on Monday (Sept. 24). Junior Tanner Shuck says that the group of newcomers has brought a jolt to energy to the 2018-19 team.
Mike Works proved to be the missing piece for a Concordia men's basketball program that broke through with national tournament appearances in 1991 and 1992. Works is now headed for the Concordia Athletic Hall of Fame.
From 2003 to 2007, Jon Ziegler piled up points like no Bulldog ever had. His journey to the Concordia Athletic Hall of Fame included his signature 47-point game versus Sioux Falls and a national championship game appearance.
A sophomore class headed by Jake Hornick and Clay Reimers allowed Concordia to surpass the expectations of outsiders in 2017-18. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 12-3 record before finishing at 17-13 overall.
Concordia is 5-1 behind a sophomore group that has already shown tremendous growth since last season. Four second-year players have pushed their way into the starting lineup for the rising Bulldogs.
With Chandler Folkerts and Eli Ziegler having moved on, it's time for the next wave of stars to emerge for the Concordia men's basketball program. Several sophomores are candidates to fill their big shoes.
According to Coach Grant Schmidt, the 1991-92 men's basketball team "created an environment at Concordia that we had never seen before." The Bulldogs surprised many by storming to the national semifinals.