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.
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).