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2000-01 Concordia Men's Basketball
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2000-01 Concordia Men's Basketball Box Scores
 
Site  Date    Opponent                              Time 
 H    2/10   Macalester                             3:00 Sat

| Last Year's Game 1 | Last Year's Game 2 |
 
Teams 
1st
2nd 
Final
Concordia College    31    38      69
Macalaster College    44    39      83

| Game Day Preview | Halftime Box Score | Final Box Score |
Chris Thomas (So., Sioux Falls, SD) floats in the lane for two of his ten points in Concordia's 83-69 loss to Macalester. 

2/10 Concordia Can't Clinch Playoff Spot, Loses to Macalester 83-69.
Concordia could never get their offense on track, and missed an opportunity to clinch a playoff berth by losing to Macalester 83-69. The Scots opened the game with an 11-4 run and carried that seven point margin throughout the game. The Cobbers were led by Kermit Cooper (Sr., Freeport, BAH) who scored 17 points and had a game-high eight rebounds. Macalester's Ben VanThorre led all scorers with 21 points.

Concordia (9-8, 12-9) had a chance to knock Macalester (7-10, 9-11) out of the playoffs with a victory but were plagued by an inconsistent offense and cold shooting from the free throw line. After the opening eight minutes the Cobbers never came within ten points of the hot shooting Scots. Macalester pounded the ball inside repeatedly, and used a tough inside game to power to a 13 point halftime lead.

After the break Concordia cut the lead to 10 but then missed several chances at the free throw line to close the gap. For the half Concordia shot 42 percent (6-for-14) from the line. Macalester also recieved strong play from Doug Benson who finished with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Four Cobbers scored in double figures. Besides Copper's 17, Jeff Ubben (Jr., Moorhead, MN)  finished with 16 and Mike Syverson (Jr., Twin Valley, MN) and Chris Thomas (So., Sioux Falls, SD) both added 10.

Concordia will travel to Winona on Monday to take on St. Mary's in another "win and your in" situation for the conference playoffs. After the game on Monday the Cobbers have an away game against St. John's and host Bethel in the season finale.

Final Box Score

OFFICIAL BASKETBALL BOX SCORE -- G A M E   T O T A L S
Macalester vs Concordia College
02/10/01 3:00 at Concordia College Moorhead MN
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VISITORS: Macalester 6-10, 8-11
                          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
11 Evan Bass            *  1-2    1-2    5-6    0  2  2   2   8   3  2  0  3  28
15 Chris Palm           *  2-4    2-4    0-0    0  2  2   5   6   1  2  0  0  20
21 Ryan Gerry           *  4-9    2-6    4-4    1  3  4   3  14   1  4  0  0  31
23 Ben VanThorre        *  8-11   1-2    4-6    2  5  7   2  21   2  1  0  1  28
45 Doug Benson          *  7-12   0-0    2-4    4  3  7   1  16   0  4  3  2  27
13 Greg Klancher           0-1    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   1   0   3  4  0  2  27
33 Mike Albo               0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0   0  1  0  1   6
43 Adam Denny              1-5    0-0    2-3    1  6  7   1   4   0  2  0  0  20
55 Nick Falk               6-6    0-0    2-4    2  2  4   5  14   0  1  0  0  13
TEAM ........................................   1  2  3              2
TOTALS                    29-50   6-15  19-27  11 25 36  20  83  10 23  3  9 200

TOT-FG 1stH: 19-28 67.9%  2ndH: 10-22 45.5%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 58.0% Deadbl
3pt-FG 1stH:  3-8  37.5%  2ndH:  3-7  42.9%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 40.0%  Rebs
FThrow 1stH:  3-7  42.9%  2ndH: 16-20 80.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 70.4%   3

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HOME TEAM: Concordia College 9-7, 12-8
                          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
12 Robb Flint           *  2-7    1-1    1-3    0  2  2   3   6   6  4  0  0  27
14 Joe Snowden          *  2-12   1-4    5-8    0  0  0   3  10   1  1  0  5  32
40 Mike Syverson        *  1-3    0-0    2-3    1  3  4   5   4   0  1  0  2  29
44 Chris Thomas         *  3-6    0-0    4-5    2  2  4   2  10   1  2  0  1  29
50 Jeff Ubben           *  8-17   0-0    0-1    5  3  8   3  16   1  0  0  2  25
20 Kevin Gilchrest         0-1    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   2   0   1  0  0  1  11
24 Nick Killoran           2-4    0-1    0-1    0  0  0   0   4   1  2  0  1  17
30 Kermit Cooper           8-10   0-0    1-4    5  3  8   3  17   0  1  1  0  24
32 Trent Hagen             1-1    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   1   2   0  3  0  1   6
TEAM ........................................   2  0  2              1
TOTALS                    27-61   2-7   13-25  15 14 29  22  69  11 15  1 13 200

TOT-FG 1stH: 12-29 41.4%  2ndH: 15-32 46.9%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 44.3% Deadbl
3pt-FG 1stH:  0-1  00.0%  2ndH:  2-6  33.3%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 28.6%  Rebs
FThrow 1stH:  7-11 63.6%  2ndH:  6-14 42.9%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 52.0%   6

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OFFICIALS:
TECHNICAL FOULS:
Macalester                    -  none
Concordia College             -  none
ATTENDANCE:
SCORE BY PERIODS:                  1st  2nd  OT1  OT2  OT3  OT4   TOTAL
Macalester                          44   39                          83
Concordia College                   31   38                          69
 

Halftime Box Score

OFFICIAL BASKETBALL BOX SCORE -- F I R S T   H A L F      -- END OF PERIOD 1
Macalester vs Concordia College
02/10/01 3:00 at Concordia College Moorhead MN
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VISITORS: Macalester
                          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
11 Evan Bass            *  0-1    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   1   0   2  1  0  1  13
15 Chris Palm           *  2-4    2-4    0-0    0  1  1   2   6   1  0  0  0  14
21 Ryan Gerry           *  2-3    1-2    0-0    0  0  0   2   5   1  2  0  0  15
23 Ben VanThorre        *  5-6    0-0    0-0    2  1  3   0  10   1  1  0  1  13
45 Doug Benson          *  5-6    0-0    0-2    1  2  3   1  10   0  3  1  2  13
13 Greg Klancher           0-1    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   0   0   2  2  0  1  13
43 Adam Denny              1-3    0-0    2-2    1  5  6   1   4   0  1  0  0  12
55 Nick Falk               4-4    0-0    1-3    1  2  3   2   9   0  0  0  0   7
TEAM ........................................   1  0  1              1
TOTALS                    19-28   3-8    3-7    6 11 17   9  44   7 11  1  5 100

TOT-FG 1stH: 19-28 67.9%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 67.9% Deadbl
3pt-FG 1stH:  3-8  37.5%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 37.5%  Rebs
FThrow 1stH:  3-7  42.9%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 42.9%   2

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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
12 Robb Flint           *  0-2    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   1   0   2  2  0  0  12
14 Joe Snowden          *  1-6    0-1    2-4    0  0  0   0   4   1  1  0  2  15
40 Mike Syverson        *  1-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   2   0  1  0  1  15
44 Chris Thomas         *  1-3    0-0    4-5    2  2  4   1   6   1  1  0  0  16
50 Jeff Ubben           *  4-10   0-0    0-0    2  1  3   2   8   0  0  0  2  14
20 Kevin Gilchrest         0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  1   3
24 Nick Killoran           0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0   0  1  0  0  10
30 Kermit Cooper           4-6    0-0    1-2    2  1  3   2   9   0  1  0  0  11
32 Trent Hagen             1-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   2   0  2  0  1   4
TEAM ........................................   1  0  1              1
TOTALS                    12-29   0-1    7-11   7  5 12   7  31   4 10  0  7 100

TOT-FG 1stH: 12-29 41.4%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 41.4% Deadbl
3pt-FG 1stH:  0-1  00.0%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 00.0%  Rebs
FThrow 1stH:  7-11 63.6%  2ndH:  0-0  00.0%  OT:  0-0  00.0%  Game: 63.6%   3

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OFFICIALS:
TECHNICAL FOULS:
Macalester                    -  none
Concordia College             -  none
ATTENDANCE:
SCORE BY PERIODS:                  1st  2nd  OT1  OT2  OT3  OT4   TOTAL
Macalester                          44                               44
Concordia College                   31                               31


Concordia vs. Macalester Game Day Preview

The Headline: MIAC Playoff Spot On the Line

The Teams:
Concordia (9-7 in the MIAC, 12-8 Overall)
Macalester (6-10 in the MIAC, 8-11 Overall)

The Playoff Picture:
Concordia's magic number to make the six-team MIAC playoff is one. Any win by the Cobbers or a loss by seventh-place Macalester, and the Cobbers will get an invitation for the playoffs. This set-up makes today's game a must-win for the Scots. If Concordia wins, they clinch the last playoff spot and have three games left to take a shot at fifth place. The only team that could displace the Cobbers for the sixth spot is Macalester, all other teams have been eliminated. Concordia is coming off a 83-69 loss to St. Thomas, and they are 3-2 in their last five games. They have two road games remaining - against St. Mary's and league-leading St. John's. They play their final game of the season at home against Bethel next Saturday. Macalester is coming off a one-point loss to Gustavus, and are 1-4 in their last five games. After today they will play home games against St. Thomas and St. Mary's, and then they will take the long trip down Snelling Avenue to take on Hamline.

The Probable Starting Lineups:
Concordia:
No Name          Pos Yr  Ht   Wt  Hometown
12 Robb Flint      G Jr. 5-10 160 Dilworth MN
14 Joe Snowden     G Sr. 6-0  175 St. Paul MN
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
Macalester:
No Name            Yr Pos Ht   Wt  Hometown
11 Evan Bass       SR 5-11  G Chandler, AZ
15 Chris Palm      JR 6-1   G Hudson, WI
21 Ryan Gerry      JR 6-1   G Cave Creek, AZ
23 Ben Van Thorre  FR 6-7   F Minneapolis, MN
45 Doug Benson     JR 6-6   C Maple Plain, MN

The Key Statistic: Turnovers
Concordia is averaging 17 turnovers per game in MIAC play. In their nine wins they average 16 turnovers, while in their six losses they cough it up 20 times per game. Turnovers often lead to points, and four extra turnovers in the losses could equate to giving their opponents eight extra points. In their last five conference wins the Cobbers have not turned the ball over more than 15 times. In their last four losses they have turned the ball over 76 times. Macalester is coming into the game with a similar average, turning the ball over more than 18 times per game. In their one-point loss to Gustavus they turned the ball over 22 times, compared to the Gusties 14 turnovers.

The Key Match-Up:  Jeff Ubben - CC vs. Doug Benson/ Ben Van Thorre - MAC
The battle of the "big men in the middle". Jeff Ubben is one of the focal points in the Cobber offense. Case in point - when he scores in double figures the Cobbers are 8-2. When he is held under 10, Concordia flounders at a 1-4 clip. His work in the lane opens up the wings for Concordia's shooters to set up shop. He also opens space for other people to move in the paint. Doug Benson leads Macalester in rebounding and is second in scoring. Ben Van Thorre is second in rebounds and third in scoring. No other player on the team is within 45 rebounds of these two. These two allow the three athletic guards to run the court by making outlet passes and hauling in offensive rebounds.  In the Cobbers overtime win in January, the two Scot big men were held to a combined eight rebounds. For the game Concordia outrebounded Macalester 40-29.

The History: Concordia Leads the Series 75-55.
Concordia broke a streak of three straight losses to Macalester when they posted a 68-61 victory on January 13th. The Scots hold a 5-2 advantage in the last seven meetings.  The longest win streak in the series belongs to Concordia when they rattled off 12 wins in a row from 1987 to 1983. The first game between the two took place on February 20th in 1922. The Cobbers won 17-14.
 

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