Skip to navigation Skip to content

Courtside Notes: Falcons prepared to knock off MSOE

Photo by Sam Dunn
Photo by Sam Dunn

MEQUON, Wis. – Concordia Wisconsin will play for its third win in a row on Wednesday at 7 pm when it hosts MSOE inside the R. John Buuck Field House.

 Game 17 | 

Falcons (8-8, 6-5) vs. Raiders (10-5, 9-2)

 When Wednesday, January 17 | 7:00 pm
 Where R. John Buuck Field House | Mequon, Wis.
 Stats Live Stats
 Watch Live Video
 Program  Digital Version
 Falcons Roster | Schedule | Stats | Coaches 
 Raiders Roster | Schedule | Stats | Coaches

 @CUWFalcons | Facebook/CUWFalcons
 @CUWFalcons | YouTube/CUWFalconsSports 

Concordia Wisconsin enters with as many wins as losses against MSOE, and the result could depend on its shooting percentage. During victories this season the Falcons are making 51.0 percent of its shots compared to 41.3 in games not in their favor.
• BENCH MAKING A DIFFERENCE: The Falcons bench has made an impact throughout the season, compiling 436 points (27.3 per game). The reserves have scored 40 or more points four times this season.
• GOSSE BRING ENERGY: Is shouldn't be a surprise by now that when Noah Gosse gets into the game the energy level goes up. The junior forward has stolen 16 passes in 219 minutes of work (the highest steals per minute ratio on the team). He is shooting 50 percent.
•  MAKE THE EASY ONES: Concordia Wisconsin has taken advantage of its chances at the free throw line, making 77.1 percent which leads the NACC. Their are are six player shooting 75 percent or better, with Noah Gosse leading the team at 93.8 percent (15-of-16). As a team, they have shot over 80 percent at the line in six games and are 4-2 in those contests.
• SCOUTING MSOE: The Raiders sit atop the NACC standings by just a game and their last loss in league play came from the Falcons on December 14 (72-68). Of the many reasons why MSOE is 9-2 in league play, is because of their ability to rebound, leading the NACC with a 5.5 rebounding margin. They also rank top-5 in 10 other categories. Matthew Kirmse is a threat from outside, having knocked down 55 3-pointers, to go along with his 16.5 points per game. Jason Palesse is third in the NACC with 69 assists and Tegan Miles is shooting 60 percent.