Concordia was never in the game against talented Carthage(3-1), falling behind 5-0 in the opening seconds and trailing by 15 at the 10 minute mark as the taller hosts passed the ball effectively over the top against CUW pressure.
Shawn Cassidy's troops (3-2) found themselves in arrears 40-23 at the break before eventually dropping an 85- 60 decision in round one of the Carroll Classic.
Kyle Barth was the lone Falcon to reach double figures (14) while Carthage had four players with at least that many, and was paced offensively by Max Carey and Steve Djurickovic with 19 each.
Almost half of the CUW shots came from the 3 point line but 33% marksmanship from outside was not nearly enough. Reserve Krei Meier scored 8 points for CUW in an impressive 4 minute stint off the bench.
Carthage was an effective 20-27 from the FT line while Concordia got just 14 free throw opportunities and hit on only half of those.
Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
Concordia (WI) .......... 23 37 - 60
Carthage College.............. 40 45 - 85