EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Concordia University Wisconsin fell on the road Tuesday night, 83-78 to UW-Eau Claire giving the Falcons their first loss of the season.
- Final Score: UW-Eau Claire 83, Concordia Wisconsin 78
- Location: Zorn Arena – Eau Claire, Wis.
- Records: Concordia Wisconsin 2-1; UW-Eau Claire 2-2
HOW IT HAPPENED
- CUW came out strong in the first half at UW-Eau Claire only trailing once, 2-0 and leading by as much as 12 midway through the first half. Junior guard Eric Kittel (Brillion, Wis.) led the first half attack with 11 points.
- However a late 11-1 run by the Blugolds with just under six minutes to play in first half cut the Falcon lead to one going into the intermission.
- Coming out of the half it was back and forth for the final 20 minutes of play with multiple lead changes and neither team leading by more than five the entire second half.
- With just under three minutes to play in the game, UW-Eau Claire would take a 75-74 lead off a three pointer by Jack Martinek, a lead which they would not relinquish.
- CUW would get as close as one in the final minutes of play but the Blugolds would make 4-of-5 free throws in the final 40 seconds to seal the victory.
- Senior guard Taron Edwards (Racine, Wis.) led the Falcons with 20 points on the night.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Edwards 20 points set a new career high for the senior guard.
- CUW stole 15 passes and forced 19 turnovers, both new season-highs for the team.
- The Falcons have yet to beat UW-Eau Claire in the five meetings between the two teams.
- UW-Eau Claire was led by George Diekelman who had a game-high 21 points.
- The Blugolds had four players finish with double-digit points.
- UW-Eau-Claire finished the game shooting 56.9 percent (33-of-58) for the game.
- CUW will travel to Marian on Saturday, Nov. 28 to take on the Sabres in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 2 pm.
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March 2, 2016 #CUWStatsInfo: Men’s Basketball year in review
February 24, 2016 Men’s Basketball season ends in first round of NACC Tourney
February 20, 2016 Falcons soar past Cougars on Senior Day
February 17, 2016 Kittel nets 26, Falcons narrowly escape Edgewood
February 16, 2016 Kahlfeldt named NACC Player of the Week
February 9, 2016 Krizenesky nets 21, Falcons clinch NACC Tournament berth
February 8, 2016 Robinson's experience helping Falcons on and off the court
February 3, 2016 Krizenesky's game winner leads Falcons past Marian
January 30, 2016 Falcons buzzer-beater rims out in CIT Championship game
January 29, 2016 Krizenesky's career-high 23 leads Falcons to CIT Championship game
January 26, 2016 Hot shooting first half lifts Falcons past Lakeland
January 23, 2016 Edwards career day leads Falcons to victory over Regents
January 22, 2016 Gosse brothers playing together for the first time
January 20, 2016 Prinsen leads balanced Falcons attack over MSOE
January 19, 2016 #CUWStatsInfo: Kahlfeldt's path to 1,000 career points
January 16, 2016 Late run pushes No. 5 Benedictine past cold shooting Falcons
January 14, 2016 Men's Basketball suffers buzzer-beating loss at Wisconsin Lutheran
January 12, 2016 Men’s Basketball soars past Edgewood in conference matchup
January 6, 2016 Falcons fall to MSOE in final seconds
January 2, 2016 Falcons get off to quick start, but fall to No. 7 Benedictine
December 22, 2015 Kittel, Erickson lead Men’s Basketball past Randolph in San Juan
December 21, 2015 Falcons come up short in intense game against Salisbury in San Juan
December 16, 2015 Mitchell’s determination a key piece to the Falcon’s success
December 15, 2015 Kittel captures NACC Player of the Week honors
December 12, 2015 Men's Basketball falls to Aurora in a high intensity game
December 9, 2015 Kahlfeldt’s season-high 31 points leads Falcons over Rockford
December 5, 2015 Men’s Basketball bounces back at Dominican
December 1, 2015 Men’s Basketball falls in a nail-biter to Lakeland
November 28, 2015 Kahlfeldt and Kittel lead Men’s Basketball to NACC win over Marian
November 24, 2015 Men’s Basketball falls on the road to UW-Eau Claire
November 17, 2015 Kittel earns NACC Player of the Week honors
November 17, 2015 Mitchell leads balanced scoring attack to top Stars
November 14, 2015 Kittel's career-high 30 points leads CUW to season opening win
November 12, 2015 #CUWStatsInfo: Falcons prepared to defend their NACC title
October 29, 2015 Falcons selected to win NACC in preseason poll