Concordia beat St. Mary's 74-66 on Saturday to win their fourth straight game and get back to the .500 level at 12-12.

Finishing With A Four-ish!

Courtesy of, Release: February 13, 2010

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WINONA, Minn. (2/13/10)-- The good news for the Cobbers is that they are playing some of their best basketball of the season and, after Saturday's 74-66 win at St. Mary's, Concordia has now won four straight. The bad news for Rich Glas' team is that there is only one game left in the season.

Concordia outscored the Cardinals 39-31 in the second half to break open a 35-35 tie at halftime and come up with their 12th win of the season. The victory brings the Cobbers back to the .500 mark for the first time since Jan. 23. CC is now 12-12 overall and 8-11 in the MIAC. The win also avenges a 71-55 loss at the hands of the cardinals earlier in the season in Moorhead.

The four-game winning streak has also coincided with the return to for of Cobber All-Conference forward John Fraase. On Saturday, Fraase had game highs in points and rebounds and recorded his 12th double-double of the year. He finished the day with 25 points and 14 rebounds and has now had at least 18 points in three of the last four games. Concordia was continually able to get the ball inside to Fraase and he wound up shooting 20 of the team's 65 field goal attempts. No other player took more than nine shots in the game.

Karl Olson was the only other Cobber player with more than seven points in the game. Olson was 4-for-6 from behind the arc and had 17 points. It is the fifth straight game for Olson to score at least 10 points and during the team's four-game win streak, Olson is averaging 13.0 points per game and is shooting 52.6% (10-for-19) from 3-point range. He also has 10 assists to only three turnovers during that time.

St. Mary's (8-15/6-12 MIAC) had three players in double figures and was led by Will Wright who finished with 21 points. Chris Palmer had 14 points and Pat Freeman chipped in 10. Lukas Holland came away with a team-high nine rebounds and had six assists.

As a team the Cobbers shot 41.5% from the floor (27-for-65) and 38.9% (7-for-18) from long range. For the second straight game Concordia shot better than 80.0% from the free throw line. CC was 13-for-16 (81.3%) from the foul line. St. Mary's was above 50.0% from both the floor and behind the arc. SMU shot 53.3% (24-for-45) from the field and 58.3% (7-for-12) from behind the arc. The biggest difference in shot totals came in number of shots taken as the Cobbers were able to take 20 more field goal attempts than the Cardinals.

The other big statistical difference in the game came in turnovers. Concordia was only credited with one turnover in the game and forced 15 St. Mary's miscues. That difference led to a 20-2 advantage in points off of turnovers.

The Cobbers will return home for their final game of the season and a chance to finish the season above the .500 mark since the 2003-04 season. CC will host St. Olaf on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 3 p.m.