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2000-2001 Concordia Men's Basketball Preview Information
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College Information
School: Concordia-Moorhead
Founded : 1891
Location: Moorhead, MN
Enrollment : 2950
President : Rev. Thomas Thomsen
Athletic Director: Dr. Armin Pipho
Team Nickname:  Cobbers
Colors: Maroon and Gold
Logo: The Chicago "C"
Faculty Athletic Rep: Jim Forde
Arena: Moorhead Sports Center, Capacity 3,150
 

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Concordia Men's Baketball
First year of basketball: 1922-23
All-time play-off record: 2-3
Years in post-season play: 3
Last post-season appearance: 1995-96 / Result: Loss to Gustavus  72-61
All-time record: 766-982

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Men's Basketball Staff
Head Coach:  Duane Siverson
Alma Mater/Year: Yankton College '78
Record at school (years): 98-122, 8th Season
Career record: 263-160
Head Coach's office phone: 218-299-4160
Best time/day to reach coach: 10:00 - 2:00

Assistant Coaches:
Fred Fridley , North Dakota State '97
Ray Callaghan, Montana State University '74

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Sports Information
S.I.D: Jim Cella
Office Ph.:  218-299-3194
Home Ph: 218-233-3698
Fax: 218-299-4189
E-Mail Address: cella@cord.edu
WWW Address: http://www.cord.edu/dept/sports/
 

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 1999-00 Game-by Game Results
H/A Date  Opponent      Result
 A 11/20  NDSU          W 69-67 OT
H  11/23  Moorhead St.  L 59-62 OT
 A 11/29  Valley City   W 79-73
 A 12/4   Augsburg      L 64-68
H  12/8   Carleton      W 67-65
 A 12/11  St. John's    L 58-75
 A 12/14  Mayville St.  L 62-74
H   1/3   Hamline       W 68-65
 A  1/5   Macalester    L 36-60
H   1/8   Bethel        W 76-74
H   1/10  St. Thomas    L 76-79 OT
 A  1/12  St. Olaf      W 70-67
H   1/15  St. Mary's    W 67-52
H   1/19  Gustavus      L 58-71
H   1/22  Augsburg      L 79-83
 A  1/26  Carleton      L 73-84
H   1/29  St. John's    W 68-62
 A  1/31  Hamline       W 71-65
H   2/2   Macalester    L 67-73
 A  2/5   Bethel        L 43-69
 A  2/7   St. Thomas    L 59-66
H   2/12  St. Olaf      L 70-78
 A  2/14  St. Mary's    L 54-62
 A  2/19  Gustavus      L 62-67
 

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2000 Cobber Men's Basketball Schedule
*-MIAC D-Doubleheader w/Women #-JV Prelim
H/A Date  Opponent     Time
 A 11/18  MSU-Moorhead 7:30 Sat
 A 11/30-12/2 Univ.of Redlands Tourney
 A 12/6   Augsburg     7:30 Wed * D
H  12/9   St. Olaf     3:00 Sat * D
H  12/16  Hamline      4:00 Sat * D
 A  1/6   Carleton     7:30 Sat * D
 A  1/8   Gustavus     7:30 Mon * D
H   1/10  St. Thomas   7:30 Wed * D
 A  1/13  Macalester   3:00 Sat * D
H   1/15  St. Mary's   7:30 Mon * D
H   1/17  St. John's   7:30 Wed * #
 A  1/20  Bethel       3:00 Sat * D
 A  1/24  Hamline      7:30 Wed * D
H   1/27  Augsburg     3:00 Sat * D
 A  1/29  St. Olaf     7:30 Mon * D
H   2/3   Carleton     3:00 Sat * D
H   2/5   Gustavus     7:30 Mon * D
 A  2/7   St. Thomas   7:30 Wed * D
H   2/10  Macalester   3:00 Sat *
 A  2/12  St. Mary's   7:30 Mon * D
 A  2/15  St. John's   7:30 Thu * #
H   2/17  Bethel       3:00 Sat * D
2/20-22-24 6-team MIAC Tourney

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Concordia Series Records Against MIAC Opponents:
Opponent      W  L   Series Started
Augsburg      54 66  1924
Bethel        16 26  1977
Carleton      16 21  1933
Gustavus      51 78  1922
Hamline       40 73  1922
Macalester    75 55  1922
St. Johnís    57 77  1922
St. Maryís    56 50  1929
St. Olaf      43 46  1922
St. Thomas    41 88  1922
 
 

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Player & Team Information
Overall record last year: 9-15
Conference record/finish: 7-13, 8th

Letterwinners returning/lost:  7/7
Starters Returning/lost:  3/2

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Key Returning Players

Name         Pos Yr Ht   Wt  Hometown/High School
Robb Flint    G  Jr 5-10 160 Dilworth MN DGF
Nick Killoran G  Sr 6-1  190 Buffalo ND/Maple Valley
- 3 year varsity starter, 7th in MIAC in assists in 2000-2001
Mike Syverson F  Jr 6-3  155 Twin Valley MN/Norman Co. East
Jeff Ubben    C  Jr 6-7  200 Moorhead MN/Moorhead
-1999-2000 All-MIAC Honorable Mention, Averaged 12.6 points per
 game,7.0 rebounds per game, 5th in MIAC in rebounds in 2000-2001

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Key Losses (grad/transfer/injury/misc.)

Graduated players with experience
Name           Pos Ht   Wt  Hometown/High School
Matt Anderson   G  5-11 178 Starbuck/MN Minnewaska
Joe Ford        F  6-3  190 Grand Forks ND/Central
Greg North      G  6-2  185 Mt. Pleasant AUS/Fertile-Beltrami
Nate Malchow    C  6-8  235 Aberdeen SD/Central

Key Newcomers
Name           Pos  Yr Ht  Wt  Hometown/High School
Stefan Swiat    F   Sr 6-6 215 Bullville NY/Pine Bush Central
Joe Snowden     G   Sr 6-0 175 St. Paul MN/Roseville Area
 
 

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Season Outlook and Notes:
Concordia is coming off a 9-15 season that showed steady improvement from start to finish. Coach Duane Siverson will be looking for that trend of improvement to continue in  the 2000-2001 season. Although the Cobbers lost leading scorer and All-MIAC performer Joe Ford (Grand Forks, ND), there is reason for optimism in the Cobber camp. The team will return the leading rebounder and second leading scorer from a year ago, as well as the leading player in assists. Add to that several newcomers who will add depth and additional scoring, and Concordia will be looking to make a run at the new six-team MIAC playoff format this season. Junior Jeff Ubben (Moorhead, MN) averaged 7.0 rebounds and 12.6 points as a sophomore last year, and was voted to the All-MIAC Honorable Mention team. He finished fifth in the league in rebounding with a 6.7 average, and his quick inside step and tenacious demeanor will give Concordia a solid presence underneath. Senior Nick Killoran  (Buffalo, MN) averaged 2.7 assists in the MIAC last year, seventh in the league, and will be back to help lead the backcourt. Killoran, a three-year varsity starter, will team with spark plug Robb Flint (Jr., Dilworth, MN) to help direct the Cobbers offense. Junior Mike Syverson  (Twin Valley, MN) was a bright spot last year coming onto the squad and starting 22 games. He will give the team much needed help on the defensive end.

Incoming players who will see playing time are local transfer students Joe Snowden (Sr., St. Paul, MN) and Stefan Swiat (Sr., Bullville, NY). Snowden transferred from North Dakota State University and Swiat crossed the street, coming over from MSU-Moorhead. Snowden will give the Cobbers an additional scoring threat and more depth along the perimeter, while Swiat will be used at several spots and will help take the pressure off of Ubben inside.

Highlights on the schedule include a season opening cross-town rival game with MSU-Moorhead, and a road trip to California to play in the University of Redlands Tournament.

An In-Depth Look at the Cobers for 2000-20001:

Inside: Jeff Ubben will be counted on to carry the load. His 12.6 point average should rise this season, and his team leading 7.0 rebounds per game will also have to improve if the Cobbers want to make the step to the next level. Transfer student Stefan Swiat will also find time inside and help Ubben give the Cobbers the physical presence in the paint.

Forwards: Mike Syverson and Chris Thomas will key the forward spots for Concordia. Swiat will also see time at the forward position allowing coach Siverson to give his offense a variety of options.  Syverson started 22 of the 24 games last year and played a key role in Concordia's defensive scheme that held opponents to an average of under 70 points per game. Thomas saw limited time last year, but still finished third on the team in blocked shots. They will both be asked to step up their offensive output from a year ago that had them combine for 7.6 points per game and 4.8 rebounds.

Guards:  Nick Killoran, Robb Flint and Joe Snowden will be the mainstays at the guard spots. Killoran led the team in assists, and has three years of MIAC experience. That seasoning will help him handle the team early in the year when the Cobbers will be looking for a success formula. Flint's high-energy play will help Concordia put pressure on the opposing team's perimeter players and add a driving threat from the point. Snowden brings the capability to put points on the board and relieve the pressure on the scoring demands of the post players. Trent Hagen (So., Pelican Rapids, MN) will be asked to add depth and a spark off the bench.
 

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2000-2001 Preseason Roster:
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No Name          Pos Yr Ht   Wt  Hometown/High School
10 Luke Karlgaard  G So 6-1  165 Brainerd MN Brainerd
12 Robb Flint      G Jr 5-10 160 Dilworth MN DGF
14 Joe Snowden     G Sr 6-0  175 St. Paul MN Roseville Area
20 Kevin Gilchrest G Fr 5-11 160 Seattle WA Chief Sealth
22 Jon Hager       G Sr 6-2  190 Grand Forks ND Central
24 Nick Killoran   G Sr 6-1  190 Buffalo ND Maple Valley
30 Patrick Lowney  F So 6-4  185 Missoula MT Hellgate
32 Trent Hagen     F So 6-3  205 Pelican Rapids MN Pelican Rapids
34 Stefan Swiat  G/F Sr 6-6  215 Bullville NY Pine Bush Central
40 Mike Syverson   F Jr 6-3  170 Twin Valley MN Norman Co. East
42 George Kouros   G Jr 6-4  200 Munster IN Munster
44 Chris Thomas    F So 6-3  175 Sioux Falls SD Washington
50 Jeff Ubben      C Jr 6-8  200 Moorhead MN Moorhead
 
 
 
 

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