Men’s Basketball hosts Lakeland in a NAC Tournament semifinal
- Another thriller could be in store for fans tonight
inside the R. John Buuck Field House, as Concordia University
Wisconsin hosts Lakeland College at 7 p.m. in a Northern Athletics
Conference Tournament semi-final. Third seeded Edgewood travels to
#2 Benedictine in the other second round matchup.
Fans unable to attend the game can watch via live video or follow the action with live statistics.
PREVIOUS MEETINGS: The past two matchups between these two rivals ended in favor of the Falcons. On Jan. 17, they earned a one point, 70-69, road win behind senior Luke Doedens' two free throws with 2.0 seconds remaining, and Brian Jackson's 15 points.
Then on Feb. 8, the raucous Concordia crowd was treated to a 106-102 double overtime victory. Doedens banked in a 3-pointer to send the game into extra time before Mitchell Schneider sank consecutive 3-pointers to give CUW momentum until the final horn.
FALCONS LAST TIME OUT: During the NAC Tournament quarterfinals on Tuesday, CUW earned a 73-66 win over Marian University behind an 11-2 three minute scoring run during the second half. Doedens led all players with 18 points, including four 3-pointers.
MUSKIES LAST CONTEST: LC's Justin Ward led all players with 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting, including three 3-pointers, to go along with a team-high 10 points. Jake Schwarz, the nation's eighth ranked scorer, was held to seven points on 2-of-13 shooting from the field.
OFFENSIVE FIRE POWER: The Muskies and Falcons can both score points in a hurry, as they rank first and second in the NAC offensively. Both teams can also shoot the ball effectively from long range as they have combined for 471 triples at a 38 percent clip. Schwarz and Doedens are the respective assassins, ranking fourth and 13th nationally in 3-point percentage.