With inclement weather postponing the Dordt matchup until Monday (Feb. 5), Concordia has a massive three-game stretch upcoming in seven days. After the No. 1 Defenders, the Bulldogs will stay in Seward for College of Saint Mary two days later, then travel to Dakota Wesleyan on Super Bowl Sunday.
With the standoff versus the No. 1 team in the country looming, Concordia hosted Northwestern on Saturday (Feb. 3) afternoon. After the Red Raiders cut the Bulldog lead to seven and forced a Head Coach Olson timeout, the home team answered the bell with a 14-2 run.
A 19-0 run in the second quarter gave the sixth-ranked Bulldogs control of Wednesday (Jan. 31)'s GPAC clash with Morningside. Concordia came away with a 79-67 win while finishing off a perfect 9-0 month of January.
After winning their ninth consecutive Concordia Invitational Tournament (CIT), the Bulldogs will be back on the road towards Sioux City, Iowa to face Morningside on Wednesday (Jan. 31).
Behind CIT MVP Kendal Brigham, the Bulldogs reigned supreme at the Concordia Invitational Tournament once again. CUNE improved to 17-2 overall while routing Concordia Wisconsin, 78-48, in Mequon on Saturday (Jan. 27).
The Bulldogs weathered a flurry of Cardinal 3-pointers and rallied back from a 16-point deficit to defeat Concordia Ann Arbor, 73-64, on day one of CIT. Five CUNE players reached double figures in scoring as the CIT win streak continued.
The eighth-ranked Bulldogs overcame a poor shooting performance while forcing 32 turnovers in a 75-53 home win over Mount Marty on Jan. 24. Sadie Powell paced Concordia with 15 points and six steals.
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.
On a day when the program honored its 2018-19 national championship team, the eighth-ranked Bulldogs paid tribute by playing suffocating defense. Concordia stifled Briar Cliff, 68-58, in a matchup of top 10 teams.
Another monster game from Kendal Brigham and a focused fourth-quarter defensive performance allowed No. 8 Concordia to fight off Hastings, 70-57, on the road on Wednesday (Jan. 17). The Bulldogs pushed their win streak to six.
Before it all came to an abrupt end, the top-ranked Bulldogs put together another season to remember. They repeated as GPAC regular-season and tournament champions while forging memories along the way.
All-American Philly Lammers will be remembered for her incredible success on the court, her humility and her role in the most successful four-year run in Concordia women's basketball history.
The 2019-20 Concordia women's basketball seniors will leave a mark on the program that will stand the test of time. The results speak for themselves in the form of winning, relationships and memories made.
The Concordia women's basketball team serves a greater purpose than just what is seen on the court on game days. Despite winning a national title, the values of the program have remained unchanged.
What they have is more precious than winning. EVERY single coach/player that experienced the national title run reflected on the emotion of winning a title and just what made this team so special.
Behind Tournament MVP Grace Barry, the Bulldog women's basketball team sealed the deal and won the NAIA Division II national title. Concordia won the national title game by a final score of 67-59 over No. 2 Southeastern.
Following practice at the Tyson Events Center on Sunday (March 10), senior Quinn Wragge reflected back on her career as a Bulldog. Says Wragge, "Everything is a lot bigger than basketball. It’s been everything that I wanted."
She's been referred to as 'Amazing Grace' for a reason. The former Lincoln East star has fit in perfectly with a Concordia women's basketball program that again has championship aspirations in 2018-19.
She's steady and consistent, just like the Concordia women's basketball program. As the lone senior on the varsity roster, Quinn Wragge takes on the responsibility of helping the Bulldogs "focus and finish."
Following a 2017-18 season in which the Bulldog women's basketball program equaled a school record with 36 wins, Drew Olson's squad finds itself in an enviable position. All-Americans Philly Lammers and Quinn Wragge return to the lineup.