Men's Basketball

NWU Men's Basketball Completes Season Sweep Over Concordia

NWU Men's Basketball Completes Season Sweep Over Concordia

Release Courtesy of Nebraska Wesleyan Athletics

Nebraska Wesleyan and Concordia battled back and forth in a hard fought GPAC men's basketball contest with the Prairie Wolves coming out on top 76-70 on Wednesday night (Feb. 5) at Snyder Arena.

With the win, the Prairie Wolves complete the season sweep over the Bulldogs for the first time since the 2007-08 season.  NWU improves to 11-9 overall and 6-9 in GPAC with their second consecutive win.

The Bulldogs led 30-27 at halftime and built that lead up to seven points early in the second half.  NWU fought back and overtook the lead 40-39 on a layup by Trent Scheitel.  Concordia would get the lead right back on their next possession on a layup by Chandler Folkerts.

A 3-pointer by Eric Jackson with 12:49 remaining put NWU up by one point and they would not trail again.  The Prairie Wolves went on a 9-1 run over a three minute stretch to get ahead by 12 points 61-49 with 5:44 left.

Trey Bardsley went 8-8 at the free throw line in the final 1:10 to seal the win for the Prairie Wolves.

Bardsley led the way for NWU for the second straight game with 19 points, going 12-12 at the free throw line.  Eric Jackson scored 16 points hitting 4-5 from 3-point range.  Jonah Bradley scored 12 points and Trevor Johnson chipped in 10 points.

Concordia was led by Robby Thomas who had the hot hand from 3-point range with 21 points on 5-9 from long distance.

NWU now hits the road for an important game at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City on Saturday.