Wis. - Concordia University Wisconsin's men's basketball
team returns home for a pair of Northern Athletics Conference games
this week, Tuesday and Thursday, inside the friendly confines of
the R. John Buuck Field House. After a difficult stretch that
featured one home game in the past two weeks, the Falcons are ready
to begin their charge towards sole possession of first place in the
NAC North Division.
CUW hosts Marian University on Tuesday at 7 p.m. before welcoming Maranatha Baptist Bible College on Thursday at 7 p.m. The MBBC game is being made up from its originally scheduled date, Jan. 12, because of inclement weather.
Fans unable to make it to the game can watch the contest via live video (Matt Menzl on the play-by-play call) or live statistics.
CUW (14-5, 9-2 NAC) split a pair of non-conference games at the 61st Annual Concordia Invitational Tournament this past weekend. The Falcons downed Concordia University Chicago, 66-65, on a 3-pointer by junior Brian Jackson (Carol Stream, Ill.) with 2.5 seconds remaining on Friday night to advance to the championship game. CUW was unable to capture its third title in five years, falling 69-67 to Concordia University Nebraska on Saturday evening.
During the two game stretch, seniors Luke Doedens (Cedarburg, Wis.) and Mitchell Schneider, along with Jackson, all averaged in double-figures. Jackson led the team with 5.5 rebounds per game while senior Matt Paluchniak (Oostburg, Wis.) dished out 11 assists.
On the season, Doedens is third in the conference in scoring with a 16.8 points per game average. The 6-foot-5 guard is also second in the nation with a 3-point average of 49.5 percent, as of Jan. 29. Paluchniak is third in the league with a 5.1 assists per game average. The 6-foot-1 righty is also 20th nationally, as of Jan. 29, with a 2.59 assist-to-turnover ratio.
MU (7-12, 4-7 NAC) recently knocked off Edgewood College, which is in a three-way tie for first place in the NAC North Division with CUW and Lakeland College. The Sabres held off a late Eagles run to win, 70-69, after Jeff Harris scored a game-high 26 points on 10-of-11 shooting, including four 3-pointers.
Harris, the reigning NAC Player of the Week, is sixth in the league with a 16.3 points per game average. Cody Veleke is shooting a team-best 58.5 percent from the field and ranks 37th nationally, as of Jan. 29.
The last time these two teams met on Dec. 7 the Falcons cruised to an 82-54 road victory at Sadoff Gymnasium. CUW had 14 players score in the win and outscored MU 52-26 in the painted area. The Falcons also outrebounded the Sabres 45-28, including 17 offensive rebounds that were converted into 23 points.
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