In recent years, the Bulldogs have not had an easy time of it at the Haddix Center. No. 7 Concordia erased a 12-point halftime deficit and edged Doane, 74-72, on Wednesday (Feb. 14) with the help of 18 points from Abby Krieser.
The mix at the top of the conference has gotten murky, as Concordia continues a three game road stretch with Doane on Wednesday and Dordt on Saturday (Feb. 17).
Super Bowl Sunday hosted a top conference matchup between Concordia at Dakota Wesleyan in the World’s Only Corn Palace. After seizing the lead for the first time midway through the third quarter, the Bulldogs were trampled by a 15-0 Tigers run that ended with an 83-75 loss for the visitors.
The Bulldogs seemed to be on an NBA type schedule, playing a game every other day in the last six days. The team finished the stretch against common conference opponent College of Saint Mary on Wednesday night (Feb. 7).
After back-to-back victories over conference opponents Morningside and Northwestern, the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports announced that Taysha Rushton is the women's basketball player of the week on Tuesday (Feb. 6).
It took the full 40 for No. 1 Dordt to hold off No. 6 Concordia in a Monday (Feb. 5) night clash inside Friedrich Arena. The likes of Mackenzie Toomey and Taysha Rushton led the charge in the 84-79 loss.
With inclement weather postponing the Dordt matchup until Monday (Feb. 5), Concordia has a massive three-game stretch upcoming in seven days. After the No. 1 Defenders, the Bulldogs will stay in Seward for College of Saint Mary two days later, then travel to Dakota Wesleyan on Super Bowl Sunday.
With the standoff versus the No. 1 team in the country looming, Concordia hosted Northwestern on Saturday (Feb. 3) afternoon. After the Red Raiders cut the Bulldog lead to seven and forced a Head Coach Olson timeout, the home team answered the bell with a 14-2 run.
A 19-0 run in the second quarter gave the sixth-ranked Bulldogs control of Wednesday (Jan. 31)'s GPAC clash with Morningside. Concordia came away with a 79-67 win while finishing off a perfect 9-0 month of January.
After winning their ninth consecutive Concordia Invitational Tournament (CIT), the Bulldogs will be back on the road towards Sioux City, Iowa to face Morningside on Wednesday (Jan. 31).
Fans were out in force in anticipation when Voss brought his No. 1-ranked Bulldogs to Hastings for a big-time conference clash with the second-ranked Broncos on Feb. 12, 2003.
Before it all came to an abrupt end, the top-ranked Bulldogs put together another season to remember. They repeated as GPAC regular-season and tournament champions while forging memories along the way.
All-American Philly Lammers will be remembered for her incredible success on the court, her humility and her role in the most successful four-year run in Concordia women's basketball history.
The 2019-20 Concordia women's basketball seniors will leave a mark on the program that will stand the test of time. The results speak for themselves in the form of winning, relationships and memories made.
The Concordia women's basketball team serves a greater purpose than just what is seen on the court on game days. Despite winning a national title, the values of the program have remained unchanged.
What they have is more precious than winning. EVERY single coach/player that experienced the national title run reflected on the emotion of winning a title and just what made this team so special.
Behind Tournament MVP Grace Barry, the Bulldog women's basketball team sealed the deal and won the NAIA Division II national title. Concordia won the national title game by a final score of 67-59 over No. 2 Southeastern.
Following practice at the Tyson Events Center on Sunday (March 10), senior Quinn Wragge reflected back on her career as a Bulldog. Says Wragge, "Everything is a lot bigger than basketball. It’s been everything that I wanted."
She's been referred to as 'Amazing Grace' for a reason. The former Lincoln East star has fit in perfectly with a Concordia women's basketball program that again has championship aspirations in 2018-19.
She's steady and consistent, just like the Concordia women's basketball program. As the lone senior on the varsity roster, Quinn Wragge takes on the responsibility of helping the Bulldogs "focus and finish."