Brock Citterman cans a 3-point shot as Cody Dyshaw comes over to set the pick in the first half against #3 St. Thomas.
CC Battles #3 UST To The End!
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: January 13
Opponent's Home Page: St. Thomas Basketball
Game Stats: Final Stats vs. St. Thomas - online!
MOORHEAD, Minn. (1/13/07)-- Even though in the end it was another loss for the Cobbers, their 68-65 defeat at the hands of third-ranked St. Thomas on Saturday in Moorhead proved just how deceiving looks can be. Concordia was able to battle the nationally-ranked Tommies until the final seconds before UST's All-American forward Isaac Rosefelt was able to connect on the final four points of the game to steal away the victory.
Concordia (2-11/2-6 MIAC) took their only lead of the second half on a Brock Citterman 3-point basket with 1:36 to go in the game before Rosefelt was able to connect on a free throw to tie the game and then post a conventional 3-point play with eight seconds remaining to give St. Thomas (13-1/9-0 MIAC)a 3-point advantage. Concordia then watched as Citterman's contested 3-point attempt at the buzzer fell off target.
The Cobbers had three players in double figures for the game. Luke Linz led the team in scoring for the 10th time this season. He had 16 points. Citterman connected on 4-of-8 attempts from 3-point range and finished with 14 points. Cody Dyshaw also helped the CC perimeter game by knocking down a pair of long-range shots and adding 10 points.
St. Thomas had four of their starting five players score at least 10 points. Rosefelt led all scorers with 19 points as he went 8-of-9 from the floor. He also grabbed a game-high nine rebounds and had five blocks. Mike Keating had 15 points, while Lonnie Robinson had 12 and Bryan Schnettler added 10. For Schnettler, the MIAC scoring leader and All-Region performer, it was his lowest point total of the season.
The Tommies held a decisive 30-18 advantage in points in the "paint". They also held a 27-19 edge in rebounding. UST shot 50.0% (26-of-52) from the field and connected on 33.3% (5-of-15) from 3-point range. Concordia shot 49.0% (24-of-49) for the floor and 44.4% (8-of-18) from behind the arc.
Concordia will jump right back into MIAC play when they play at Augsburg on Monday, Jan. 15 at 5:45 p.m. The game can be heard live via the Cobber website.