A 21-0 run, spurred by Joel Baker, in the middle of the first half defined the day as the Bulldogs ran away from Jamestown, 99-78. Noah Schutte and Tristan Smith both recorded double-doubles as Concordia completed a 2-0 week of GPAC play.
After a long 11 days and a Thanksgiving break, the Bulldogs resumed action at Wikert Event Center, taking on Midland on Wednesday night (Nov. 29). Concordia seized the lead early and ran with it for the full 40 minutes, keeping the improved Warriors at bay in the 104-86 win.
An extended break in the schedule will end on Wednesday as the Bulldogs clash with Midland in Fremont. Concordia will then host its final pre-New Year's home game on Saturday as Jamestown makes a visit to Friedrich Arena.
A late 6-0 run got Concordia within a point in the final minute before a back-breaking trey by Northwestern. The Red Raiders staved off the Bulldogs, 78-74, despite 24 points from Tristan Smith and a 37-26 rebound disadvantage.
Stops were difficult to come by on a night when defending GPAC regular season champion Morningside outgunned the Bulldogs, 101-89. Both Noah Schutte and Tristan Smith hit the 20-point mark in Concordia's first defeat of 2023-24.
There will be no easy into conference play as the Bulldogs look forward to matchups this week with the top two teams in the GPAC preseason poll: Morningside and Northwestern. Concordia will host the Mustangs on Wednesday.
Head Coach Ben Limback’s squad took a trip south, facing off against Benedictine College (Kan.) on Saturday night (Nov. 11). Turnovers plagued the Bulldog offense, but healing power came from 60 percent second half perimeter shooting and 50 total rebounds which led to a 74-61 road win over the Ravens.
Following a 2-0 weekend at the Cattle Classic, the Bulldogs will hit the road and play at Benedictine College (Kan.) on Saturday. This will be the lead-in to the opening of GPAC play next week.
The Cattle Classic rolled along on day two with the Concordia men’s basketball team capping the tournament in a clash against 19th-ranked William Penn University. After a tight knitted single point differential at halftime, the Dawgs slammed shut any chance of a comeback for the Statesmen in the 103-74 route.
Usual suspects Noah Schutte and Tristan Smith led the way as the Bulldogs knocked off a fellow 2023 national tournament qualifier in Mayville State, 88-73. Schutte racked up 25 points on day one of the annual Cattle Classic.
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.
Gage Smith made an head-turning transformation from sophomore to junior season while becoming an all-conference player. Even better things could be in store in 2021-22 for Gage, who now has his brother alongside him.
The memories remain vivid for brothers Darin and Derek Engelbart, both 1,000-point scorers for Concordia Men's Basketball. The bond over No. 22 symbolizes their relationship as brothers.
Highlights from the 2020-21 Concordia Men's Basketball season included a dominant run at home, a sweep of Northwestern and All-GPAC performances from Carter Kent, Gage Smith and Justin Wiersema.
Justin Wiersema is the guy who catches every coach’s attention. It’s not simply because he’s good – it’s also because his motor never stops and his energy level never slips.
Thought picked sixth in the GPAC preseason poll, the Bulldogs like what they have with a backcourt that features Carter Kent and Justin Wiersema. Concordia is coming off a 2020 GPAC tournament title.