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.
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.
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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.
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A senior class led by Tanner Shuck and Brevin Sloup steadied the men's basketball program and led it to the national tournament for the first time since 2005. The highlight of the campaign was a GPAC tournament title.