Luke Linz finds little room underneath in the first half of the Cobbers' 86-71 loss against Bethel on Wednesday.

Cobbers Frozen By Royals!

Courtesy of, Release: February 7, 2007

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MOORHEAD, Minn. (2/07/07)-- Concordia could never overcome a 13-point halftime deficit and lost at home to Bethel 86-71 on Wednesday. The loss is the fifth straight for the Cobbers who fall to 3-14 in the MIAC and 3-19 overall.

The win for Bethel clinches a spot in the MIAC playoffs. The Royals will be making their ninth straight appearance in the conference tournament. BU also continues their recent string of successful outcomes as they win for the second straight game and the 10th time in the past 12 games. Bethel is now 11-6 in league play and 16-6 overall.

Luke Linz once again led the Cobbers in scoring. He posted a game-high 26 points to go along with a team-high seven rebounds. The 26 points keeps him on top of the league scoring chart as be tries to become the first CC player since Daimen Crump in 1996 to lead the conference in scoring. Linz is now averaging 19.8 points in the team's 22 games. He has led the team in scoring in the past five games and in all but four contests this year.

Linz was joined by Cody Dyshaw as the only Cobber players in double figures. Dyshaw finished with 14 points.

Bethel had four players score at least 12 points. They were led by Tim Madson who went 7-of-7 from the free throw line and finished with 20 points. Steve Strom went 5-of-7 from the floor and added 17 points.  Peter Rolando came off the bench to post 13 points and Charles Meadowcroft had 12.

The game was determined from behind the arc where Concordia connected on just one of their 14 attempts from long range and finished the game with a season-low 7.1% shooting percentage from 3-point range. Bethel went 6-of-15 (40.0%) from 3-point range to give the Royals 15 more points off of long-range shots.

Concordia will travel to St. Paul to take on league-leading St. Thomas on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. The game can be heard live on the Cobber athletics website.