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.
The 2017-18 Concordia women’s basketball team checked off nearly every box while chasing down its lofty list of season goals. Olson's latest squad stated its case as the most successful in school history.
A constant during the winningest four years in Concordia women's basketball history, Brenleigh Daum just keeps chucking it. The college career of the McCook native will wind down this week in Sioux City, Iowa.
Says senior Dani Hoppes, "During a game, we’re all in for the team." Such selflessness serves as one of the reasons why the second-ranked Bulldogs enter the national tournament as one of four No. 1 seeds.
On Jan. 10, Drew Olson collected his 300th win as head coach for the Concordia women's basketball program. In the minds of so many, Coach Olson means a whole lot more to them than any victory ever could.
The big names are back in place for a program fresh off a national semifinal appearance and GPAC regular-season and tournament championships. The Bulldogs are primed for another ride deep into March.
Which moments were the greatest in the history of Concordia women's basketball? We've got some ideas. Relive some of those moments in our third installment of the 'top five' series.
It was a storybook 2016-17 season filled with memories that will stand the test of time for Concordia women's basketball and its fans. The Bulldogs filled up the trophy case on their way to a national semifinal appearance.
Gnat-like Concordia will dog you all game long. The Bulldogs force nearly 27 turnovers per game and rank as one of the nation's top defensive teams. Says Drew Olson, "I’m confident in saying this is one of the best defensive teams I’ve ever seen."
Not a day goes by without Dani Andersen thinking of her mother Lisa. Even while draining 3-pointers, Dani thinks of mom. This is a story of a mother's love, heartache and the faith that gives Dani the strength to persevere.
Only in recent history has the Concordia women's basketball program risen to national prominence. Through the hard work of many, the Bulldogs are now feared by many. A monster lurks at 800 North Columbia Avenue.