MEQUON, Wis. - Head
coach Shawn Cassidy has been preparing his team for over four weeks
getting ready for the 2011-12 campaign, which begins on Tuesday
night at UW-La Crosse at 7 p.m. inside Mitchell Hall Gymnasium.
Fans unable to attend the game can follow live statistics or listen to UW-La Crosse's live radio.
The Falcons are looking repeat one of the most successful seasons in program history after the team compiled a 23-5 overall record and a perfect 16-0 Northern Athletics Conference record last year. CUW ranked in the top-20 nationally a season ago in turnover margin (5.8), scoring margin (10.9) and steals per game (10.4).
All-NAC performers Luke Doedens (senior, Cedarburg, Wis.) and Mitchell Schneider (senior, New Holstein, Wis.), along with All-NAC Sportsmanship honoree and starting point guard Matt Paluchniak (senior, Oostburg, Wis.) return to bolster a lineup that features nine upperclassmen - seven seniors.
UW-La Crosse enters in search of a new leading scorer after All-American Tony Mane graduated last season. He averaged 25.6 point per game and shot 48.5 perfect from the 3-point line. The Eagles lineup is young with just five upperclassmen on an 18-man roster. UW-L's top returning scorer is Al Chery who averaged 10.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.
Last season the two teams squared off in the 2010-11 season opener for both teams in Mequon, Wis. (R. John Buuck Field House). CUW jumped out to a 9-1 lead and never looked back as it led by as many as 19 points en route to a 93-81 victory.
Schneider led the Falcons with 24 points on 7-of-11 shooting - three 3-pointers and 7-for-7 at the free throw line. Doedens also finished with 19 points and six rebounds, while Paluchniak assisted on five field goals. The Eagles were led by Mane's 29 points, while Chery scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds.
CUW continues its three-game road trip to open the season with a pair of games at the Gabe Miller Tip-Off Classic on Nov. 18-19. The Falcons will play host UW-Platteville and UW-Eau Claire.
March 29, 2012 Doedens wins D3Hoops.com Buzzer Beater of the Year
March 13, 2012 Doedens named to NABC, D3Hoops.com All-Midwest Teams
March 9, 2012 Season Review: Men’s Basketball
February 28, 2012 Doedens named NAC Player of the Year
February 28, 2012 Doedens leads four Men’s Basketball All-NAC honorees
February 23, 2012 Lakeland steals NAC Tournament semifinal contest over Men’s Basketball
February 22, 2012 Men’s Basketball hosts Lakeland in a NAC Tournament semifinal
February 21, 2012 Second half spurt energizes Men's Basketball in NAC Tournament victory
February 20, 2012 Men’s Basketball hosts Marian in NAC Tournament Quarterfinals Tuesday
February 18, 2012 Men’s Basketball claims No. 1 seed in NAC Tournament
February 17, 2012 Luke Doedens featured on Fox 6 Milwaukee
February 17, 2012 Men’s Basketball hosts Benedictine on Saturday, No. 1 seed at stake
February 13, 2012 NAC North crown at stake for Men's Basketball Tuesday
February 11, 2012 Doedens reaches career milestone, Men’s Basketball wins on the road
February 11, 2012 Doedens’ 1,000 points has been about growth
February 8, 2012 CIT DVDs now available
February 8, 2012 Men’s Basketball wins double overtime thriller
February 7, 2012 Men’s Basketball begins stretch run for NAC North title Wednesday
February 2, 2012 Maranatha Baptist Bible continues Men’s Basketball homestand
February 2, 2012 Balanced attack leads Men’s Basketball to victory
January 31, 2012 Men’s Basketball grinds out overtime victory
January 30, 2012 CIT Recap: video, photos, thanks
January 30, 2012 Men’s Basketball returns home for pair of NAC games
January 28, 2012 Men’s Basketball falls in CIT Championship game
January 27, 2012 Jackson’s 3-pointer sends Men’s Basketball to CIT Championship
January 25, 2012 Men’s Basketball hosts Wisconsin Lutheran on Wednesday
January 25, 2012 Men’s Basketball routs Wisconsin Lutheran, stays undefeated at home
January 20, 2012 Men’s Basketball concludes difficult three-game road swing Saturday
January 19, 2012 Edgewood’s hot shooting downs Men’s Basketball
January 18, 2012 First place at stake Thursday night for Men’s Basketball
January 14, 2012 Doedens cousins provide first half spark in Men’s Basketball victory
January 13, 2012 Men’s Basketball hosts MSOE on Saturday
January 10, 2012 Men’s Basketball Notebook: Hitting from everywhere
January 4, 2012 Men’s Basketball travels to Dominican Saturday
December 29, 2011 Men’s Basketball holds on for non-conference win over UW-Oshkosh
December 28, 2011 Men’s Basketball plays UW-Oshkosh on Thursday
December 17, 2011 Carroll's first half run defeats Men’s Basketball
December 15, 2011 Season update: Men’s Basketball
December 10, 2011 Schneider joins 1,000 point club, Men’s Basketball cruises over Aurora
December 10, 2011 Schneider becomes 13th member of 1,000 point club
December 9, 2011 Falcon men host Aurora on Saturday at 4:15
December 7, 2011 Men’s Basketball earns NAC victory behind balanced scoring attack
December 6, 2011 Men’s Basketball travels to Marian Wednesday
December 3, 2011 Double-digit leads vanish; late FT misses cost Men's Basketball
December 2, 2011 Men's Basketball travels to Benedictine Saturday
December 1, 2011 Men’s Basketball hosts Silver Lake tonight at 7 p.m.
December 1, 2011 Men’s Basketball cruises to non-conference win over Silver Lake
November 29, 2011 Men’s Basketball begins three-game week at Wisconsin Lutheran
November 29, 2011 Schneider scores 25, hot shooting leads Men’s Basketball to victory
November 26, 2011 Men’s Basketball drains record 17 3-pointers in victory
November 25, 2011 Men’s Basketball gets set to host Concordia Chicago
November 21, 2011 Doedens earns NAC weekly honor, CUW Player of the Week
November 19, 2011 Men’s Basketball falls after 21-point first half lead
November 18, 2011 Hot shooting propels Men’s Basketball to victory over UW-Platteville
November 17, 2011 Men’s Basketball travels to Gabe Miller Tip-Off Classic
November 14, 2011 Men’s Basketball opens season at UW-La Crosse on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
November 3, 2011 Falcon Frenzy showcases basketball programs
November 1, 2011 Falcon Frenzy to highlight basketball programs Wednesday
October 27, 2011 Men’s Basketball selected to win NAC North Division
September 20, 2011 Men’s Basketball to Participate in 13th Annual Mel’s Run