Concordia University Wisconsin Falcons Win Share of NACC Title

The Concordia University Wisconsin Falcons (12-10, 11-6 NACC) men’s basketball team clinched a share of the NACC regular season title (with Concordia Chicago and St. Norbert) with a 90-74 road victory Wednesday night over the Dominican Stars (2-21, 1-16 NACC).

Dominican came out of the gates hot with a 10-5 lead, but CUW responded with a 12-0 run and never looked back and cruised to a 37-24 halftime lead.

In the first half, senior Brandon Keller from Plymouth, Wisconsin recorded his 600th career rebound for CUW.

Dominican trimmed the CUW lead to eight points with 15:40 remaining, but the Falcons went on a 9-1 run that seemed to be the knockout punch when the Falcons lead ultimately grew to 21 points.

Concordia Senior Joey Zietlow from Oak Creek, Wisconsin scored a career-high 27 points.

Brandon Keller was a rebound short of a double-double performance, finishing with a game-high nine rebounds and 16 points.

CUW also dominated the glass with a 52-32 rebounding advantage. The Falcons also recorded 20 assists, with Jared Jurss having a game-high six assists.

This is the 11th overall conference title for CUW, the fifth NACC title and fourth title under head coach Shawn Cassidy.

Up Next:

The Concordia Wisconsin Falcons will host the winner of the Benedictine Eagles (11-12) and Lakeland Muskies (10-13) game. The NACC Quarterfinals game against Benedictine/Lakeland game will be on Tuesday, February 22nd from inside the R. John Buuck Field House on the CUW campus with tipoff set for 7:00 PM (Central Time).

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