A bid to upset the No. 2 seed in the bracket came up short on Tuesday (March 7) as the Bulldogs were clipped by Oklahoma Wesleyan, 72-70, in the first round of the national tournament. Noah Schutte paced the Bulldogs with 23 points.
Happy to have a seat at the table, the 15th-seeded Bulldogs will look to pull an upset of second-seeded Oklahoma Wesleyan in the first round of the NAIA National Championship tournament. Hartman Arena will serve as the venue.
They had to sweat it out, but the Bulldogs are in the field of 64. Concordia Men's Basketball will be a No. 15 seed at the national tournament and will play No. 2 seed Oklahoma Wesleyan in Park City, Kan., on March 7.
One of four Bulldogs honored by the GPAC on Wednesday (March 1), Noah Schutte was named to the conference's first team. He was joined with All-GPAC honors by Gage Smith, Brad Bennett and Tristan Smith.
Playing short-handed the Bulldogs gave it their best shot in the GPAC semifinals at No. 11 Jamestown on Saturday (Feb. 25). The final result was a 95-77 loss that has Concordia (18-12) hoping to earn an at-large bid to nationals.
It'll be back on the road this weekend for the fifth-seeded Bulldogs, who are hoping to reach the GPAC tournament title game for the third time in four seasons. Concordia will be tasked with playing top-seeded Jamestown.
Noah Schutte put on a dazzling display that saw him rack up 38 points and 18 rebounds while breaking a school record with nine 3-point field goals. Schutte's performance carried the Bulldogs to a 90-77 GPAC quarterfinal win at Northwestern.
Standouts on and off the court, Brad Bennett, Gage Smith and Tristan Smith have been honored appropriately. All three have been named Academic All-District® Team award winners by College Sports Communicators.
As the No. 5 seed in the GPAC tournament, the Bulldogs are readying to play at fourth-seeded Northwestern in the quarterfinals. Concordia enters the bracket as the defending GPAC tournament champion and winners of two of the past three.
Noah Schutte tallied a career high 36 points to go along with 13 rebounds in the regular season finale on Saturday (Feb. 18). Unfortunately, Concordia let go of a 13-point lead and fell at Dakota Wesleyan, 75-72.
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.