Junior Darrin Olmscheid had a game-high 23 points including the game-tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation in CC's 80-74 win.
Extra Session Winner!

Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: November 16, 2009

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Opponent's Website: UM-Morris Men's Basketball

MIAC Website: MIAC Men's Basketball

Gameday Recap:

MORRIS, Minn. (11/16/09)-- Concordia will have a hard time trying to beat the drama and excitement they put up in their season opener against UM-Morris on Monday in their final 24 games of the season. The Cobbers erased a five-point deficit in the final two minutes of play, hit a game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer in regulation and then outscored the Cougars 16-10 in the overtime period. The season-opening win is the second straight for CC over Morris. Last year Concordia downed UMM 71-65.

Darrin Olmscheid was the point man for the Cobber dramatics in the opener. Olmscheid had a game-high 23 points and 13 rebounds and hit the game-tying long range shot at the end of the second half to send the game into overtime. In the extra session he had eight points and five rebounds as he was a one-man wrecking crew. Of his five rebounds in OT, three were on the offensive end and all three led to put-back layups.

Concordia had a balanced offensive attack as five players had at least eight points in the game. Besides Olmscheid's 23, junior John Fraase had 18 points to go along with eight rebounds. Guard Karl Olson added nine points, three assists and three rebounds and Erik Lien had eight points and was a stellar 5-for-6 from the free throw line. The unsung hero of the game was sophomore point guard Johny Molina who had nine points to go with five assists and only one turnover. Molina had four of his points in overtime and he did not miss a shot the entire game. He went 3-for-3 from the floor, 1-for-1 from 3-point range and 2-for-2 from the line.

Concordia won the game underneath the basket. The Cobbers held a decisive 38-24 edge in rebounding and a 34-26 margin in points in the paint. Their physical presence inside led to a huge difference in free throws. Concordia was 22-for-27 (81.5%) from the foul stripe while the Cougars only shot 16 free throws and made 10.

CC shot 49.1% (27-for-55) from the floor. The only statistical low point for Concordia was their percentage from beyond the arc. The Cobbers shot 25.0% (4-for-16) from 3-point range as opposed to 35.3% (6-for-17) for Morris.

Concordia will have their home opener on Saturday, Nov. 21 when they host St. Scholastica at 7 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium.