MEQUON, Wis. Shawn Cassidy's Falcons trail Lakeland by just one half game in the NAC North standings as the NAC schedule gets into crunch time. CUW owns the seeding tiebreaker should both teams finish the league season with the same record.
The Muskies, 11-3 in conference play, have league games left at Maranatha on Thursday and home against Marian on Tuesday, February 12th.
On Wednesday Concordia Wisconsin (15-7/ 10-3 NAC) travels to MSOE in a pivotal contest against the Raiders (14-8/ 8-5 NAC). The Falcons conclude their conference schedule with games at WLC this Saturday, and at Maranatha on the 12th.
Patient MSOE relies on strong defense and has a penchant for winning close games. The Raiders actually average 61.3 points while allowing slightly more; 61.6.
Austin Stueck tops MSOE scorers at 12.2 points per game. He's the only Raider with a double figure points average, and he's also the team's best rebounder. Victor bandle is second in scoring (9.0), while Jaren Singh (7.6), John Cording (6.9), and Connor Patterson (6.3) have provided support. Cording is the team's playmaker and has dished out 66 assists.