For the second straight game Darrin Olmscheid led CC in scoring as he had 21 points in the Cobbers' 57-54 OT loss at Gustavus.
Snake Bit In St. Peter!

Courtesy of, Release: December 5, 2009

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Box Score

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Opponent's Website: Gustavus Men's Basketball

MIAC Website: MIAC Men's Basketball

Gameday Recap:

ST. PETER, Minn. (12/05/09)-- It took a 50-foot turnaround, miracle shot to finally put Concordia on the canvas for good on Saturday in St. Peter. The Cobbers kept coming back and coming back against Gustavus and took the game into overtime before finally falling 57-54 on Phil Wirtjes' desperation heave just before the buzzer.

Gustavus Video of the Game-Winning Shot

Concordia (3-3/1-1 MIAC) erased a nine-point deficit in the final eight minutes of regulation and had a chance to win the game at the end of the second half but Eric Hartmann's shot fell off the mark. That run was part of a second half where the Cobbers wiped out a ten-point Gustie lead at the break.

In overtime Concordia had a four-point lead with under 1:00 to play after the Cobbers held Gustavus scoreless through the first four minutes of the extra session. The Gusties then hit a pair of shots from the field to tie the game at 54-54 with :13 seconds to play. ON the next possession, the Cobbers 3-point shot failed to hit iron and the ball went out of bounds with 0.8 seconds to play. Had the ball hit the rim, the game would more than likely gone into a second overtime period. Gustavus then put the ball into play from under their own basket. Wirtjes received the pass on the Gustie side of the midcourt line and turned and heaved up the miracle shot. The ball went straight through the basket and gave the Cobbers another tough loss to start the MIAC season.

Darrin Olmscheid led the Cobbers in scoring for the second straight game. He finished with 21 points to go along with seven rebounds. He was 10-for-18 from the floor and gave the Gustie defense fits all afternoon long. He connected on six of the team's 12 field goals in the second half of play. John Fraase had another double-double. He added 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Concordia shot 42.1% (24-for-57) from the floor and 3-for-9 from behind the arc. The Cobbers were uncharachteristically cold from the free throw line as they went 3-for-9 from the foul stripe and missed a pair of attempts from the line in the final two minutes of overtime. CC outrebounded the Gusties 38-36 for the game.

Gustavus (3-1/2-0 MIAC) shot 39.7% (23-for-58) from the floor and 45.5% (5-for-11) from 3-point range. They also shot under 10 total free throws in the game as the referees allowed the players to decide the game on the floor. There were only 26 total fouls in the game and neither team got into the double bonus in either half. The Gusties went 6-for-8 from the free throw line. Despite being outrebounded, GAC was able to get the ball inside in their halfcourt offense and finished with a 28-20 margin in points in the paint.

Concordia will return home after their two-game Christmas concert road trip to host Carleton on Monday, Dec. 7 at 7:45 p.m.