Nebraska Wesleyan took a 34-33 lead with just under 12 minutes remaining in the game but Concordia went on a 14-0 run an never looked back as the Bulldogs knocked off the Prairie Wolves 67-47 in a key GPAC men's basketball game on Wednesday night (Feb. 1) at Snyder Arena in Lincoln.
NWU went for over 4:00 minutes without a point during the Concordia run and did not hit a field goal for almost six minutes as Concordia built up a 14-point lead.
It was another ice cold shooting night for the Prairie Wolves as they shot 27.3 percent in the second half and 29.0 percent for the game. NWU was 0-14 as a team from 3-point range.
Meanwhile, Concordia shot 61.8 percent from the floor in the second half and took advantage of every opportunity that NWU handed them. The Bulldogs outscored NWU 45-26 in the second half.
The first half was a tightly contested battle with the score tied seven times and six lead changes. Concordia held a slight 22-21 advantage at the break. The Bulldogs then got up by as many as six points to start the second half.
NWU battled back and Bryce Arp's layup with 11:59 left put NWU ahead 34-33. They would never lead again.
Porter Birtell recorded his 10th double-double of the season to lead Concordia with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Barrett Braun scored 13 points. It was Adam Vogt who proved to be the spark again this time around versus the Prairie Wolves. After scoring 21 points the first time the two teams played, Vogt came off the bench to score 14 on Wednesday night. Vogt averages just 6.7 points per game.
Eric Jackson and Trevor Johnson both scored 11 points to pace the Prairie Wolves who drop to 9-12 overall, 5-11 in the GPAC and remain in last place in the league standings with four games remaining.