The second meeting in 11 days between the Concordia Men’s Basketball team and Hastings resulted in another nail-biter. This time, Hastings made the crucial plays down the stretch and advanced to the GPAC tournament final.
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.
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.