2007-08 Men's Basketball - Game Recaps
Concordia sophomore James Baldwin makes the block during the Cobbers' 64-62 loss to Carleton at home on Saturday. CC is now 8-9 overall and 7-5 in the MIAC. Luke Linz had a game-high 20 points for the Cobbers.
Just A Bit Short


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13-4/8-4 MIAC


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Series History: Concordia/Carleton Series History

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MOORHEAD, Minn. (1/26/08)-- The 40-minute game came down to the ability to shoot the 3-point shot. One team connected on eight shots from behind the arc, while the other had a game-winning 3-pointer hit off the rim and fall away. Concordia failed to connect on the long-range attempt with :07 second to play and lost 64-62 to Carleton. The Knights connected on 57.1% (8-for-14) of their shots from outside the arc and jumped ahead of the Cobbers in the league standings.

Concordia is now 7-5 in league play and tied for fourth place in the MIAC standings. CC is 8-9 overall. Carleton moves into sole possession of third place. They are 8-4 in the conference and 13-4 overall.

The game looked to be headed in Concordia's direction. After the Knights spent most of the first half in the lead, CC finished off the opening period on a 5-2 run and took a 29-28 lead into the break.

The second half continued in favor of the Cobbers until the 9:00 minute mark. Leading 50-45, CC had the rug pulled out from under their feet when Carleton connected on three straight 3-point field goals. A pair of free throws by Tommy Drake at 2:28 gave the Knights a 63-60 lead.

Luke Linz connected on a layup with 1:59 to play and then the teams traded missed opportunities before the Cobbers corralled a rebound and called timeout with :30 seconds to play. Concordia then ran their set offense and wound up getting an open look at a 3-point field goal from the wing only to have the iron be unkind. Carleton made one of their two free throws after being fouled and then the Cobbers' desperation shot went a-begging.


The Cobbers will hit the road for the next few games. Concordia will play at St. Olaf on Jan. 30 and then at Macalester next Saturday at 3 p.m. The next CC home game will be on Wednesday, Feb. 6 when they host Hamline at 7:30 p.m.


Concordia had two players with at least 15 points in the game. Linz led all scorers with 20 points as he went 8-for-10 from the field. He was held to only three rebounds in the game. Freshman Darrin Olmscheid had a stretch where he carried the Cobbers offense. He was 7-for-10 from the floor and added 15 points. Erik Lien had a team-high six rebounds and finished with seven points.

Carleton had three starters finish in double figures in scoring. Once again they relied heavily on their iron five starters with all five playing at least 23 minutes in the game. Bryan Rossett had 17 points and a game-high eight rebounds. Zach Johnson added 13 points and four assists. Freshman Jason Weischeidel hit a pair of clutch 3-pointers down the stretch and finished with a career-high 11 points. He was 3-for-4 from behind the arc.


Both teams put up equal field goal percentage numbers. The Cobbers shot 49.1% (26-for-53) from the field, while the Knights finished with a 50.0% (22-for-44) field goal percentage. The two biggest differences came at the free throw line and from behind the arc. The Knights shot 13 more free throws in the game. CC was 5-for-8 (62.5%) from the free throw line and Carleton was 12-for-21 (57.1%). The Knights matched their 57.1% from the foul stripe by shooting an equal percentage from outside the arc (8-for-14). The Cobbers were 5-for-16 (31.3%) from long range.

Concordia had a 30-23 advantage in rebounds. CC used that inside superiority to outscore the Knights 30-20 in points in the paint and 12-4 in second chance points. The game featured very few turnovers. CC committed a season-low seven miscues. It is the fewest turnovers in a single game since they also committed seven against Gustavus on Jan. 19, 2000. Carleton had eight turnovers in the game.