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May Seminar 2003:Cobber Men's Basketball Trip to Australia - 
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Follow the Cobber men's basketball trip to Australia as they explore the land "Down Under' on their May Seminar. We will have daily updates from head coach Duane Siverson and post pictures from the trip.

Concordia Men's Basketball Australia Tour Schedule:
Thursday  May 8th-  at Noarlunga         (W 92-88)
Monday    May 12th- at North Adelaide    (L 80-88)
Tuesday   May 13th- at Central Districts (W 91-43) 
Wednesday May 14th- at Mt. Gambier       (L 82-93) 
Thursday  May 15th- at Warrnabool        (W 125-113) 
Sunday    May 18th- at Eltham            (W 100-98 OT)
Tuesday   May 20th- at Sherbrooke Suns   (W 90-85)
Wednesday May 21st- at Nunawading        (L 93-102) 
Sat.      May 24th- at Diamond Valley    (W 88-58) 
Thurs.    May 29th- at Lithgow           (W 106-83)

5/08 Men's Basketball Schedule for 2003-04 Now Online.
       | Tentative 2003-04 Cobber Men's Basketball Schedule |

3/05 Jared Swanson Named to the MIAC All-Conference Team.
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Jared Swanson
Morris, Minn.
Finished 5th in the MIAC in scoring and was named to the All-Conference team for the first time in his career. 

(ST. PAUL)--- Jared Swanson (Sr., Morris, Minn./Morris Area HS) was named to the 2002-03 MIAC All-Conference Team. It is the first time in his career that he has been named to a MIAC postseason awards team.

Swanson had a breakout year in 2002-03. After averaging only 6.9 points per game last season, he finished '02-'03 by leading the Cobbers with a 15.7 points per game average. He also led the team in rebounds (5.5 rpg).

He was the league's fifth leading scorer with a 17.4 points per game average in 20 conference games.  His .614 field goal percentage placed him second in the conference, and he finished 11th in the MIAC in rebounding (6.1 rpg).

Swanson had season-highs in points and rebounds in the Cobbers' 77-73 win over St. Mary's on February 9. He scored 32 points and collected 12 rebounds - both are also career highs. He led Concordia in scoring in 9 of the last 13 games - during that time the Cobbers posted an 8-5 mark. Overall, in the Cobbers' 24 games, he led the team in scoring 11 times and had a team-high in rebounds 13 times. | More |

2/19 Cobbers Finish Season by Hammering Augsburg 72-53.
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Josh Downey
Bigfork, Mont.
Had a career-high 25 points in Concordia's season-ending win over Augsburg.

(Recap courtesy of Don Stoner, Augsburg SID)
MINNEAPOLIS (2/19/03) -- Josh Downey (Jr., Bigfork, Mont.) scored a career-high 25 points, hitting six 3-pointers, as Concordia College-Moorhead used a second-half rally to eliminate Augsburg College from postseason playoff contention in a 72-53 triumph in a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men's basketball game Wednesday night at Si Melby Hall.

Downey scored 14 points, including three on three-pointers, in the second half, as Concordia outscored Augsburg 36-18 en route to the 19-point victory.

It was the final game of the season for both teams. Concordia finished 9-15 overall and 8-12 in MIAC play. Augsburg finished 11-14 overall and 8-12 in MIAC play. The Auggies entered the final two weeks of the season in control of their own postseason destiny, after winning seven of 10 games following a seven-game losing streak. But the Auggies lost three of their final four games to close the season, being eliminated from the six-team MIAC postseason playoffs.

The game featured six ties and 17 lead changes in the first half, but Concordia took the momentum into the locker room after Downey hit a miracle three-point shot from beyond halfcourt at the first-half buzzer, giving the Cobbers a 36-35 halftime lead.

After the break, Concordia outscored Augsburg 18-4 over the first eight minutes of the second half to take a commanding 54-39 lead with 12:35 left. Downey had two 3-pointers and 10 points in the Cobber run.

Augsburg was forced to try three-pointers to get back into the game, adn hit just 1-of-11 from beyond the arc in the second half, hitting 4-of-19 (21.1 percent) from three-point range in the game.

In addition to his 25 points, Downey had five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Soren Nelson (So., Twin Valley, Minn./Norman County East HS) and DeShawn Curtis (Sr., Hephzibah, Ga./Pike County HS) had 10 points apiece. Jared Swanson (Sr., Morris, Minn.) had eight points, five rebounds and three assists, and Joe Bueckers (Jr., Pine River, Minn./Pine River-Backus HS) had seven points.

Augsburg had just one player in double figures, freshman Jonathan Gholson (Fr., Gary, Ind./William A. Wirt HS), who had a season-high 12 points and six rebounds. Yarzue Slowon (So., Crystal, Minn./Robbinsdale Armstrong HS) scored eight points, adding five assists and two steals. Jay Howard (Sr., Burnsville, Minn.) had seven points and five rebounds in his final collegiate game.

2/17 The College Sporting News MIAC Basketball Roundup.

2/15 Cobbers Use 2nd Half Comeback to Down Hamline 77-68.
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2/10 The College Sporting News MIAC Basketball Roundup.

2/09 Cobbers Break 3-Game Losing Skid by Beating St. Mary's 77-73. 
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Jared Swanson scores a career-high 32 points to lead Concordia.

2/08 Cobbers Officially Eliminated From Playoff Race With 75-57 Loss.
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2/05 Cobbers Run Into St. Thomas Buzzsaw and Fall 68-57. 
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2/03 Cobbers Have the Tides Turned and Lose to Bethel 87-83.
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2/03 The College Sporting News MIAC Basketball Roundup

2/01 Cobbers Too Much for Macalester as They Win 87-74
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1/29 Cobbers Are Tied at the Buzzer & Lose in OT to St. John's 75-71.
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1/25 Cobbers' Streak Falls With a Thud as Gustavus Wins 76-58.
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1/23 The College Sporting News Profile: Kevin Gilchrest.
Concordia senior guard Kevin Gilchrest (Seattle, Wash.) is profiled on the College Sporting News website. The feature is part of the year-long series entitled "MIAC Profiles of Excellence. The feature was written by columnist Rich Mies. 

1/22 Cobbers Continue to Win, Beat St. Olaf 73-64.
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1/21 The College Sporting News MIAC Basketball Roundup

1/20 Cobbers Cruise Past St. Mary's 71-52.
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1/20 Jared Swanson Named MIAC Player of the Week.
Concordia senior Jared Swanson (Morris, Minn.) was named the MIAC Player of the Week for his two-game performance against Hamline and Augsburg.

Swanson averaged 25.0 points, and shot a red-hot 69% (24-for-35) from the field, in helping the Cobbers win their first two MIAC games of the year. On Wednesday, Swanson scored 24 points as Concordia beat Hamline 66-54. He went 11-for-20 from the field and 2-for-4 from the free throw line. He also collected four rebounds and had two blocks. On Saturday, against Augsburg, Swanson had a season-best 26 points. He shot a dream-like 13-for-15 from the field and had six rebounds. 

For the week he scored 50 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, made 2 blocks and had 3 steals.

1/18 Cobbers Run Their Streak to Two, Beat Augsburg 81-74.
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1/15 Cobbers Slay the Monkey As They Overtake Hamline 66-54.
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1/14 The College Sporting News MIAC Basketball Roundup.

1/07 The College Sporting News MIAC Basketball Roundup.

1/06 Cobbers Lose 67-59 to St. Thomas. 
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1/04 Oh No, Here We Go Again, Cobbers Lose by Two at the Finish.
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12/14 Cobbers Get Nipped at the Wire by Carleton 55-54.
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12/11 Cobbers Let 15-Point 2nd Half Lead Slip Away; Fall 71-68.
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12/09 Cobbers Play Nickel and Dime With St. John's; Lose 66-60. 
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12/07 Cobbers Lose Fourth Straight, 88-65 at Gustavus.
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12/04 College Sporting News MIAC Preview Now Online.
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12/02 Cobbers Feel the Freeze From the Free Throw Line; Lose 70-63.
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11/30 Cobbers Comeback Comes Up Short; Fall to St. Olaf 67-62.
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11/27 Cobbers Slip Up at the Finish; Lose to Briar Cliff 74-71.
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11/23 Cobbers Score Early and Often; Down Oberlin (OH) 75-45.
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11/22 Cobbers Battle Nationally Ranked Capital; Lose 65-53.
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11/14 2002-03 Cobber Men's Basketball Season Preview Now Online.
2002-03 Season Preview
Head Coach Duane Siverson enters his 12th season at the helm of the Concordia men's basketball program like the bride in search of all the items from the old cliche "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue." Siverson has the old, the new and the borrowed - and hopefully - won't find anything blue about the 2002-03 basketball season.

The Cobbers are coming off a season that saw them lose their last five conference games, yet barely miss out on the league playoffs. Concordia was constantly in a state of change and instability last season, and Siverson is hoping that a year of seasoning with his current veteran players will help them get to the altar in the final stages of the 2002-03 season.
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10/21 Prelimiary 2002-03 Roster Now Online.

9/12 Insurance, Returning Athlete, & 1st Year Participation Forms are Now Online.

2/19 2002-2003 Schedule Is Now Online.

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