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2000-01 Concordia Men's Basketball Box Scores
 
Site  Date    Opponent                              Time 
H     1/10   St. Thomas                            7:30 Wed 

| Last Year's Game 1 | Last Year's Game 2 |
 
Teams 
1st
2nd 
Final
Concordia College    29     34     63 
University of St. Thomas    35    30     65

| Game Day Preview | Halftime Box Score | Final Box Score |
Kevin Gilchrest
Fr.
Seattle, WA
Led Concordia with 15 points in their tough 65-63 loss to St. Thomas. 

1/10 Concordia Comes Up Short, is Edged by St. Thomas  65-63.
Concordia trailed throught the entire game but in the end had a chance to tie the game and send it into overtime. Joe Snowden (St. Paul, MN) couldn't find a handle on the ball as he went up to shoot a three-pointer and the ball fell harmlessly to the floor as time expired, giving St. Thomas a narrow 65-63 victory. The Tommies used their considerable size advantage early and often to stake themselves to a six point halftime lead at 35-29. The game continued to play the same in the second half as the Tommies banged the ball inside and scored from inside the paint. The game turned around in the final five minutes when Snowden and teammate Kevin Gilchrest (Fr., Seattle, WA) began to find their shooting touch. Both players made key three-point baskets down the stretch to help pull the Cobbers within two with just under 30 seconds to go in the game. After the teams traded turnovers, the stage was set for Snowden to continue his heroics for the Cobbers but the ball never got out of his hands and the Cobbers had to settle for their second straight defeat.

Gilchrest led the Cobbers with 15 points while Snowden chipped in 14. Kermit Cooper (Sr., Freeport, BAH) kept St. Thomas from pulling away with stellar play underneath, finished with a season high 11 rebounds. Mark Buri (Jr., St. Paul, MN), the Tommies leading scorer coming into the game, continued to pace the team as he tallied 17 points. Mike Wrobel (Sr., Willmar, MN) won the battle of the boards and finished with a double-double, 12 points and 12 rebounds.

The loss drops the Cobbers to 3-3 in the MIAC and 6-4 overall. St. Thomas breaks out of their two-game losing streak and climbs to 4-3 in league play and 8-3 overall. Next up for Concordia is Macalester on Saturday, January 13th at 3:00 in St. Paul.

Final Box Score


OFFICIAL BASKETBALL BOX SCORE -- G A M E   T O T A L S
St. Thomas vs Concordia College
01/10/01 7:30 at Concordia College Moorhead MN
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VISITORS: St. Thomas 8-3, 4-3
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
No.     N A M E           FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP   A TO BLK S MIN
10 Mark Buri            *  7-16   3-6    0-0    1  0  1   2  17   3  2  2  2  38
12 Kevin Fitzgerald     *  2-6    0-3    0-0    3  5  8   1   4   0  1  0  1  24
24 Mychal Brenden       *  3-9    1-2    0-1    1  3  4   1   7   2  2  0  2  25
42 Mark Paulson         *  3-3    0-0    1-2    3  2  5   3   7   1  3  1  1  19
44 Mike Wrobel          *  5-13   0-0    2-2    6  6 12   4  12   0  1  1  0  38
20 Jeff Uelman             2-3    2-3    0-0    1  1  2   2   6   0  2  0  0  16
22 Brian Lynch             1-2    0-1    0-0    0  1  1   1   2   3  0  0  1  20
50 Cole Butler             4-7    0-0    2-2    1  0  1   2  10   1  1  0  0  20
TEAM ........................................   0  2  2
TOTALS                    27-59   6-15   5-7   16 20 36  16  65  10 12  4  7 200

TOT-FG 1stH: 16-38 42.1%  2ndH: 11-21 52.4%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 45.8% Deadbl
3pt-FG 1stH:  3-6  50.0%  2ndH:  3-9  33.3%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 40.0%  Rebs
FThrow 1stH:  0-0  00.0%  2ndH:  5-7  71.4%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 71.4%   1

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HOME TEAM: Concordia College 6-4, 3-3
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
No.     N A M E           FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP   A TO BLK S MIN
14 Joe Snowden          *  5-18   3-9    1-4    1  1  2   2  14   0  1  0  1  34
24 Nick Killoran        *  1-2    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   1   2   1  4  0  1  22
40 Mike Syverson        *  2-3    0-0    2-3    1  1  2   1   6   2  0  0  1  23
44 Chris Thomas         *  2-3    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   3   4   0  1  0  1  17
50 Jeff Ubben           *  4-7    0-0    0-3    4  1  5   1   8   3  1  1  1  29
12 Robb Flint              0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   2
20 Kevin Gilchrest         6-10   3-5    0-0    0  2  2   1  15   3  2  0  3  26
30 Kermit Cooper           3-8    0-0    2-2    5  6 11   2   8   4  2  1  1  24
32 Trent Hagen             1-2    1-2    0-0    0  0  0   2   3   1  1  0  0  13
34 Stefan Swiat            1-1    0-0    1-2    1  1  2   3   3   1  0  0  0  10
TEAM ........................................   0  2  2
TOTALS                    25-54   7-16   6-14  13 17 30  16  63  15 12  2  9 200

TOT-FG 1stH: 11-26 42.3%  2ndH: 14-28 50.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 46.3% Deadbl
3pt-FG 1stH:  3-7  42.9%  2ndH:  4-9  44.4%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 43.8%  Rebs
FThrow 1stH:  4-7  57.1%  2ndH:  2-7  28.6%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 42.9%   3, 1

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OFFICIALS:
TECHNICAL FOULS:
St. Thomas                    -  none
Concordia College             -  none
ATTENDANCE:
SCORE BY PERIODS:                  1st  2nd  OT1  OT2  OT3  OT4   TOTAL
St. Thomas                          35   30                          65
Concordia College                   29   34                          63
 
 
 
 

Halftime Box Score

OFFICIAL BASKETBALL BOX SCORE -- G A M E   T O T A L S       HALFTIME
St. Thomas vs Concordia College
01/10/01 7:30 at Concordia College Moorhead MN
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VISITORS: St. Thomas
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
No.     N A M E           FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP   A TO BLK S MIN
10 Mark Buri            *  2-8    1-2    0-0    0  0  0   2   5   1  1  0  0  18
12 Kevin Fitzgerald     *  2-4    0-1    0-0    2  2  4   1   4   0  0  0  1  14
24 Mychal Brenden       *  3-7    1-1    0-0    1  3  4   0   7   1  0  0  2  15
42 Mark Paulson         *  2-2    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   1   4   1  1  0  0   8
44 Mike Wrobel          *  2-9    0-0    0-0    6  4 10   1   4   0  0  1  0  18
20 Jeff Uelman             1-2    1-2    0-0    0  0  0   2   3   0  0  0  0   6
22 Brian Lynch             1-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   2   1  0  0  0  10
50 Cole Butler             3-5    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   6   0  1  0  0  11
TEAM ........................................   0  2  2
TOTALS                    16-38   3-6    0-0   10 11 21   9  35   4  3  1  3 100

TOT-FG 1stH: 16-38 42.1%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 42.1% Deadbl
3pt-FG 1stH:  3-6  50.0%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 50.0%  Rebs
FThrow 1stH:  0-0  00.0%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 00.0%   0

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HOME TEAM: Concordia College
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
No.     N A M E           FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP   A TO BLK S MIN
14 Joe Snowden          *  0-6    0-2    1-2    1  1  2   0   1   0  1  0  0  17
24 Nick Killoran        *  1-1    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   1   2   1  3  0  0  11
40 Mike Syverson        *  1-2    0-0    1-2    0  1  1   1   3   2  0  0  0  15
44 Chris Thomas         *  1-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   2   2   0  0  0  0   9
50 Jeff Ubben           *  3-6    0-0    0-1    2  0  2   0   6   1  0  1  1  14
12 Robb Flint              0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   2
20 Kevin Gilchrest         2-3    2-3    0-0    0  1  1   0   6   0  1  0  1  10
30 Kermit Cooper           1-4    0-0    2-2    3  3  6   0   4   3  1  0  0  11
32 Trent Hagen             1-2    1-2    0-0    0  0  0   1   3   0  1  0  0   5
34 Stefan Swiat            1-1    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   1   2   0  0  0  0   6
TEAM ........................................   0  2  2
TOTALS                    11-26   3-7    4-7    7 11 18   6  29   7  7  1  2 100

TOT-FG 1stH: 11-26 42.3%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 42.3% Deadbl
3pt-FG 1stH:  3-7  42.9%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 42.9%  Rebs
FThrow 1stH:  4-7  57.1%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 57.1%   0, 1

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OFFICIALS:
TECHNICAL FOULS:
St. Thomas                    -  none
Concordia College             -  none
ATTENDANCE:
SCORE BY PERIODS:                  1st  2nd  OT1  OT2  OT3  OT4   TOTAL
St. Thomas                          35    0                          35
Concordia College                   29    0                          29
 

Game Day Preview:

The Headline: Cobbers Face Early January Test

The Preview:
Concordia (3-2 in the MIAC, 6-3 Overall)
The Cobbers are coming off their first tough road trip of the season. They hung on to down Carleton 62-61, and then traveled to St. Peter where they started slow against Gustavus and ended up losing 82-71. This will be the Cobbers third game in five nights, and is the start of a stretch where they will play 6 games in 12 days (3 at home, 3 on the road). Concordia is hoping to drive past this tough stretch and set themselves up for a run at the MIAC playoffs. They are currently in a four team battle for third place. Concordia has been led throughout the season by senior transfer Joe Snowden (St. Paul, MN) he is currently averaging 19.1 points per game, and he is in fourth place in MIAC scoring with a 18.0 PPG average. If he can keep up his torrid pace he could become only the third Cobber since the 1980's to average over 20 points per game. (The other two were - Daimen Crump in 1996-97 and Brett Inniger in 1994-95)

St. Thomas (3-3 in the MIAC, 7-3 Overall)
St. Thomas is currently on a two-game MIAC losing streak. They are coming off a tough one-point loss at the hands of Augsburg 62-61 on Monday. The other loss was a 81-77 decision against league-leading Gustavus.  The Tommies are led by returning All-MIAC player Mark Buri (Jr., St. Paul, MN). He is averaging 17.8 points per game to go along with 4.4 assists. Another key contributor for St. Thomas who will be making his last appearance in Memorial Auditorium is Mike Wrobel (Sr., Willmar, MN). Wrobel, a returning All-MIAC performer, played his first two seasons at Concordia before transferring to St. Thomas. In his two years at Concordia he averaged just under 10 PPG and since heading south he has averaged just over 11 PPG. Currently he is second on the team in scoring (12.3) and first in rebounds (9.2). He leads the MIAC in that category with an average of 9.7 bounds in league play.

The Probable Starting Lineups:
Concordia:
No Name           Pos Yr  Ht   Hometown
14 Joe Snowden     G Sr. 6-0  175 St. Paul MN
24 Nick Killoran   G Sr. 6-1  190 Buffalo ND
40 Mike Syverson   F Jr. 6-3  170 Twin Valley MN
44 Chris Thomas    F So. 6-3  175 Sioux Falls SD
50 Jeff Ubben      C Jr. 6-8  200 Moorhead MN

St. Thomas:
No Name           Pos Yr Ht   WT  Hometown
10 Mark Buri        G JR 6-2  185 St. Paul
12 Kevin Fitzgerald F SO 6-8  190 Centerville
24 Mychal Brenden   G SR 6-3  185 Sauk Rapids
42 Mark Paulson     C SO 6-8  220 Coon Rapids
44 Mike Wrobel      F SR 6-7  225 Willmar

The Key Statistic: Scoring
Concordia is last in the league in scoring. They are averaging 62.8 points per game in the MIAC while the Tommies are fourth in the league in scoring, avearging 73 points per game. However, the Cobbers are second in the MIAC in opponents scoring avearge. Their air-tight "D" is allowing only 62 PPG.

The Key Match-Up:
Jeff Ubben  - Concordia vs. Mike Wrobel - St. Thomas
In the battle  for the glass, the two former teammates will try and give their team the edge underneath. Coming into the game Ubben is averaging 6.1 RPG while Wrobel leads the MIAC with a 9.6 average.

The History: St. Thomas Leads the Series 88-41.
Last Year the Tommies swept the series, winning at Concordia 79-76 and 66-59 at St. Thomas. The last time the Cobbers beat St. Thomas was on January 9th, 1999. In that game, played at St. Thomas, the Cobbers won 72-71 and were led by Joe Ford (Grand Forks, ND '00) who fired in 23 points.  The last time the Cobbers defeated the Tommies at home was February 15th, 1997 when they won 59-51.
 
 
 

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