2008-09 Men's Basketball - Game Recaps
Cobber sophomore Darrin Olmscheid and the rest of Concordia were never able to come all the way back, couldn't make a game-tying shot at the buzzer and fell 68-66 at St. Olaf on Monday. Olmscheid had 16 points and five rebounds in the game.
Another Close Call!


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Game Stats: Concordia vs. St. Olaf Box Score - Now Online!

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Game Stats: Concordia vs. St. Olaf Box Score - Now Online!

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NORTHFIELD, Minn. (1/19/09)-- Concordia hung around and hung around and hung around in the second half with St. Olaf on Monday but was never able to get over the top, missed a game-tying shot at the buzzer and lost 68-66 to the Oles in Northfield. CC continues to struggle on the road as they have lost their second straight conference road game and four of their first five on the road in the MIAC. Concordia is now 6-9 overall and 3-7 in the MIAC.

The Cobbers trailed by three at the break but then allowed St. Olaf to open a 14-point lead in the first eight minutes of the second half. Concordia then cut that lead to three points with a 13-2 run that trimmed the margin to 49-46 with nine minutes to play in the game. The Oles then went back up by 10 over the next three minutes. Trailing 58-48 with just over six minutes to play, Concordia could have given up and waited for another game. But CC rallied one more time and scored the next nine points to get to within one at 58-57. The reoccurring theme once again reared its ugly head as the Cobbers allowed the Oles to retake a significant lead after working hard to get to within striking distance. This time St. Olaf pushed the lead to seven points at 66-59 with 2:34 to play. Concordia had one last run in the tank. They scored the next five points and brought the margin to two at 66-64. A field goal by the Oles was matched by a pair of free throws from Erik Lien. The Cobbers then fouled on the ensuing inbound play and St. Olaf missed the front end of a 1-and-1. With :13 seconds to play Concordia pushed the ball up the court but Darrin Olmscheid's baseline jumper at the buzzer came up just short.

For the game, Concordia shot 46.3% (25-for-540 from the floor but only 23.5% (4-for-17) from 3-point range. The Cobbers held a 37-26 edge in rebounding thanks to sophomore John Fraase who came away with a game-high 15 rebounds. The next highest player had only seven rebounds in the game. CC also enjoyed a decided 32-10 edge in points in the paint.

St. Olaf made their hay from behind the arc. The Oles shot 66.7% (12-for-18) from 3-point range. They connected on 42.3% (22-for-52) of their field goal attempts. Both teams made 12 free throws in the game. CC was 12-for-15 (80.0%) while St. Olaf went 12-for-18 (66.7%).

Fraase had a team-high 19 points to go along with his 15 rebounds. His ho-hum double-duble was his eighth straight. He has now had at least 10 points and 10 rebounds in 10 of the team's 15 games this year. Olmscheid was the only other CC player in double figures. He came away with 16 points and five rebounds.

St. Olaf (8-7/5-5 MIAC) was led by Mark Torell who was a perfect 7-for-7 from 3-point range and finished with 23 points. He was also 8-for-8 from the field. His only miss of the night came at the free throw line where he went 0-for-1. Brady McMahon had 10 points and was the only other Ole player with more than eight points in the game.

Concordia will return home to host No.2-ranked St. Thomas on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. The Tommies are undefeated on the season (15-0) and have 23 of their past 24 games against conference opponents. Their lone loss during that stretch came at Concordia last season on Feb. 20.