Behind CIT MVP Kendal Brigham, the Bulldogs reigned supreme at the Concordia Invitational Tournament once again. CUNE improved to 17-2 overall while routing Concordia Wisconsin, 78-48, in Mequon on Saturday (Jan. 27).
The Bulldogs weathered a flurry of Cardinal 3-pointers and rallied back from a 16-point deficit to defeat Concordia Ann Arbor, 73-64, on day one of CIT. Five CUNE players reached double figures in scoring as the CIT win streak continued.
The eighth-ranked Bulldogs overcame a poor shooting performance while forcing 32 turnovers in a 75-53 home win over Mount Marty on Jan. 24. Sadie Powell paced Concordia with 15 points and six steals.
The 71st Concordia Invitational Tournament will play out Jan. 26-27 in Mequon, home to Concordia University Wisconsin. Prior to the grand weekend event, the Bulldog basketball teams will host Mount Marty on Wednesday.
On a day when the program honored its 2018-19 national championship team, the eighth-ranked Bulldogs paid tribute by playing suffocating defense. Concordia stifled Briar Cliff, 68-58, in a matchup of top 10 teams.
Another monster game from Kendal Brigham and a focused fourth-quarter defensive performance allowed No. 8 Concordia to fight off Hastings, 70-57, on the road on Wednesday (Jan. 17). The Bulldogs pushed their win streak to six.
Kendal Brigham produced a career high 24 points on the strength of 5-for-7 3-point shooting in the win over Doane and was named the GPAC Player of the Week. She's averaging 10.2 points per game on the season.
After a snowstorm froze sports contests throughout the Midwest this past weekend, Concordia is set to make a short trek, facing Hastings on Wednesday (Jan. 17). After, the Bulldogs will rematch against Briar Cliff on Saturday.
Concordia's home men’s and women’s basketball scheduled for Saturday (Jan. 13) versus Dordt has been postponed. The makeup date will be February 5, 2024.
The 11th-ranked Bulldogs jumped out to a 16-0 lead and made it a 101-60 rout of Doane on Wednesday (Jan. 10). Kendal Brigham went off for 24 points and Concordia sank a school record 20 3-point field goals.
For the first time in school history, Concordia University, Nebraska will play host to NAIA basketball national tournament games. Concordia has been named a host site for first/second round NAIA Women's Basketball National Championship play.
The senior class is one that has persevered while shaping the 2023-24 squad into an elite one. Student-athletes like Kendal Brigham came to Concordia because it offered a close-knit community. They found that and much more.
Confetti, cupcakes and the whole family greeted Drew Olson in the locker room following Wednesday’s win over Morningside. The victory marked another feather in the cap for Olson, the winningest coach in Concordia Athletics history.
It's been three-and-a-half quick years since Taysha Rushton made her college decision official. Any reservations the Texan had about spending her college days in Nebraska subsided through close friendships and a love for basketball.
The top eight scorers, including all five starters, return from last season's national tournament team. The roster makeup gives Coach Drew Olson his most experienced group since 2019-20. The aim is to get back to Sioux City in March.
Eight years since she last starred for the Bulldogs, Bailey Morris continues to be characterized by competition and a love for the game. Says Morris of her Concordia years: "Those are some good memories for me. Those things have carried with me over the last eight years."
The 2022-23 season was one of growth for a Bulldog squad led by Taysha Rushton and a strong nucleus of third-year players. Coach Drew Olson's squad came together down the stretch for a win at No. 19 Jamestown and a national tournament blowout of Columbia.
Last season's Bulldog squad navigated the most challenging schedule in the NAIA and managed to reach the national tournament. Taysha Rushton leads a 2022-23 team that believes it's grown since the end of the 2021-22 campaign.
Mackenzie Koepke had played in 102 of a possible 103 games over her first three seasons. After missing the 2021-22 season due to injury, the Lincoln Lutheran alum, a link back to the national championship team, is determined to go out on her own terms.
Just a few weeks after playing the 123rd and final game of her collegiate career, Rylee Pauli reflected on four years of Concordia Women's Basketball. There were ups, downs, unique experiences and incredible highs.