Photo description: A.J. Watson in the air, attempting to make a basket for CUNE
Photo credit: Esther Molina
The Concordia men’s basketball team lost the semifinal of the Great Plains Athletic Conference tournament 95-77 on Saturday to the University of Jamestown, who are ranked 11th in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes.
Straight off the jump Concordia was playing from behind. Concordia struggled early with shooting from the floor. They were 7-24 (29.2 percent) on field goals. Sophomore Noah Schutte went 8-8 from the free throw line, but Concordia trailed Jamestown by 27 at the half and was down 53-26 heading into the break.
In the second half the Bulldogs continued to struggle, falling to as much as a 31-point deficit three separate times. The men were able to piece together a 7-0 run with five minutes left in the contest. The Bulldogs cut into the lead, but ultimately lost to Jamestown 95-77.
The Bulldogs shot 45.8 percent in the game, compared to Jamestown’s 53 percent from the floor. The Bulldogs were out-rebounded in the game, tallying 27 boards to the Jimmies’ 40 rebounds. Schutte finished shooting 10-10 from the charity stripe and scored 21 points with five rebounds.
The Bulldogs hold an overall record of 18-12 with an 11-9 record against GPAC opponents. The men will have to await the upcoming national tournament selection on March 2 to see if their season will continue.