The Concordia men’s basketball season has come to an end after a 77-69 loss to second-seed Talladega College in Kansas City despite a career-high 21-point performance from junior A.J. Watson.
Concordia stayed with Talladega for the first 12 minutes of the game, then Talladega began to take control and run away with the victory. The Bulldogs were down by as many as 22 points in the contest.
The biggest difference in play was the three-point shots. Concordia went three for twenty, only scoring on 15 percent of shots taken, while Talladega shot 42 percent.
Helping out Watson was sophomore Noah Schutte, who recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points and leading the team with 11 rebounds. Senior Carter Kent had 12 points and six rebounds as well in his final game at Concordia.
Concordia finished the season with an overall record of 28-7, which is the third-largest number of wins in program history. The Bulldogs had only made the quarterfinals four times before this year, and they had hoped to make it to the semifinals for the third time in program history.