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.
In a Bulldog-Bronco white-knuckler in Hastings, a free throw with 3.1 seconds left supplied the deciding point as the Broncos won a heart thumper, 79-78. Concordia rallied back from 17 points down to tie in the second half before falling.
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.