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1999-00 Concordia Men's Basketball Preview
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Last year 5-19 overall, 3-17 MIAC, 10th Place

College College Information
School: Concordia-Moorhead
Founded : 1891
Location: Moorhead, MN
Enrollment : 2950
President : Rev. Thomas Thomsen
Athletic Director: Dr. Armin Pipho
Team Nickname:  Cobbers
Colors: Maroon and Gold
Logo: The Chicago "C"
Faculty Athletic Rep: Jim Forde
Memorial Auditorium, 5000

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Cobber Head Coach Duane Siverson

Coaching Staff
Head Coach : Duane Siverson |
e-mail: dsiverso@cord.edu |
Office phone: 218-299-4160
Alma Mater/Year : Yankton College, 1978
Record at CC (yrs): 9th yr 89-107 |
Career record: 16th year 254-145 |
Best time/day to reach coach: 8:00 am - Noon

Assistant coaches |
Ray Callaghan | Trevor Peterson |

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Sports Information
S.I.D: Jerry Pyle
Office Ph:  218-299-3194
Home Ph: 701-282-0684
Fax: 218-299-4189
E-Mail Address: pyle@cord.edu
WWW Address: http://www.cord.edu/dept/sports/
 

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 1998-99 game by game results
5-19 overall, 3-17 MIAC, 10th Place
1998-99 Concordia Men's Basketball Schedule
 5-19 overall, 3-17 MIAC, 10th Place
H/A Date    Opponent      Time
H 11/21  Valley City   L 89-99
A 11/24  Moorhead St.  W 68-64
A 11/27-28 Neb. Wesleyan Classic
   11/27 Neb. Wesleyan L 65-83
   11/28 Hastings      W 102-75
A 12/5   Augsburg      L 83-95
A 12/9   Carleton      L 66-71
H 12/12  St. John's    L 50-68
A 1/2    Hamline       L 70-73
H 1/4    Macalester    W 75-68
H 1/6    Bethel        L 70-74
A 1/9    St. Thomas    W 72-71
H 1/11   St. Olaf      L 72-77
A 1/13   St. Mary's    L 67-64
A 1/20   Gustavus      L 69-86
H 1/23   Augsburg      L 67-78
H 1/27   Carleton      L 57-67
A 1/30   St. John's    L 63-66
H 2/1    Hamline       W 82-70
A 2/3    Macalester    L 60-68
A 2/6    Bethel        L 70-87
H 2/10   St. Thomas    L 61-71
A 2/13   St. Olaf      L 60-68
H 2/15   St. Mary's    L 54-57
H 2/20   Gustavus      L 71-85

Record: 5-19 overall, 3-17 MIAC
 

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1999-2000 Schedule
1999-00 Concordia Men's Basketball Schedule
*-MIAC D-Doubleheader w/women #-JV Prelim
H/A Date   Opponent        Time
 A 11/20  NDSU           7:00 Sat
H  11/23  Moorhead St.   8:00 Tue
 A 11/29  Valley City    7:30 Mon
 A 12/4   Augsburg       3:00 Sat D
H  12/8   Carleton       7:30 Wed#
 A 12/11  St. John's     3:00 Sat#
 A 12/14  Mayville St.   7:30 Tue
H   1/3   Hamline        7:30 Mon D
 A  1/5   Macalester     7:30 Wed D
H   1/8   Bethel         3:00 Sat D
H   1/10  St. Thomas     7:30 Mon D
 A  1/12  St. Olaf       7:30 Wed D
H   1/15  St. Mary's     3:00 Sat#D
H   1/19  Gustavus       7:30 Wed D
H   1/22  Augsburg       3:00 Sat D
 A  1/26  Carleton       7:30 Wed D
H   1/29  St. John's     7:00 Sat#
 A  1/31  Hamline        7:30 Mon
H   2/2   Macalester     7:30 Wed D
 A  2/5   Bethel         7:30 Sat D
 A  2/7   St. Thomas     7:30 Mon D
H   2/12  St. Olaf       3:00 Sat#
 A  2/14  St. Mary's     7:30 Mon
 A  2/19  Gustavus       3:00 Sat D
    2/24  MIAC Playoffs  7:30 Thu
    2/26  MIAC Playoffs  7:30 Sat
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Brief Player & Team Information
Last year 5-19 overall, 3-17 MIAC, 10th Place
Returning Starters: 3
Returning Varsity: 9
 

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Returning Starters:
Joe Ford G/F Sr. 6-3 190 Grand Forks ND Central HS (10.7 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 54-140 3pt att)
Mark Tuchscherer G So. 6-0 190 Brainerd MN  (4.5 ppg, 1.3 rpg)
Nick Killoran PG Jr. 6-1 185 Buffalo ND Maple Valley HS ( 2.5 ppg, 2.2 apg)

Other Returning Varsity Players | see also 98-99 stats for returning players |
The Posts
Nate Malchow C Sr. 6-8 235 Aberdeen SD Central HS (2.5 ppg, 1.7 rpg, team leader)
Jeff Ubben C So. 6-7 200 Moorhead MN  (4.7 ppg, 2.5 rpg)
The Guards
Tino Garcia G So. 6-2 170 Moorhead MN
Matt Anderson G Sr. 5-11 178 Starbuck MN Minnewaska HS (4.3 ppg, 1 apg.)
Garrett  Greterman Jr. 6-3 185 Fargo ND North
Greg North G Sr. 6-2 185 Mt. Pleasant, Australia, Fertile-Beltrami (MN) HS

| See 1998-99 stats |

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Back from 98-99 Junior Varsity
Name Pos Gr Ht Wt H'town St HS
Ed Arntson G So. 6-1 185 Buffalo Grove IL Wheeling
Robb Flint G So. 5-10 155 Dilworth MN DGF
Jake Risbrudt G So. 5-11 160 Buffalo MN Maple Lake
Mike Syverson F So. 6-3 155 Twin Valley MN Norman Co. East

New People in Program
Name Pos Gr Ht Wt H'town St HS
Jon Hager G Jr. 6-2 185 Grand Forks ND Central
Mike Somnis F So. 6-3 215 Olympia WA Tumwater
John Afful F Fr. 6-3 210 Achimota Ghana Achimota HS
Ben Ankrum F Fr. 6-4 175 Fargo ND Oak Grove
Jake Crawford G Fr. 5-11 175 Plymouth MN Orono
Alex Gerbig F Fr. 6-3 190 Dawson MN Dawson-Boyd
Trent Hagen F Fr. 6-3 205 Lake Park MN Pelican Rapids
Ryan Hauge F Fr. 6-1 190 Kerkhoven MN KMS
Justin Hendricks G Fr. 6-0 180 Luverne MN Luverne
Luke Karlgaard G Fr. 6-1 160 Brainerd MN Brainerd
Patrick Lowney F Fr. 6-4 175 Missoula MT Hellgate
Trevor Schneeberger G Fr. 5-11 165 Wendell MN West Central
Chris Thomas F Fr. 6-3 170 Sioux Falls SD Washington
Alexi Waul F Fr. 6-3 210 Kingston Jamica Jamaica College
 

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Key Player Losses
Brian Kesselring F/C Sr. 6-4 212 Fargo ND South - Graduated (All-MIAC, 15.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg)
Mike Wrobel F So. 6-6 220 Willmar MN Willmar - Transferred (10.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg)
Kermit Cooper G/F Jr. 6-2 185 Freeport BAH Devils Lake - Did not return to school (12.8 ppg, 7.1 rpg. Last year's No. 2 scorer and No. 1 rebounder)

| See 1998-99 stats |

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Season Outlook/Notes:
by School's SID, Jerry Pyle
 Joe Ford
6-3 senior, 
Grand Forks
10.7 ppg in 98-99
Nate Malchow
6-8 senior
Aberdeen, SD

The Cobbers are coming off a 5-19 season. The good news is that nine players return from last year's team, seven of whom have substantial experience.  The bad news is that head coach Duane Siverson is without three of the top four players from last year's squad.

Swing man Joe Ford (6-3 senior) returns after averaging 10.7 points per game last year and leading the team from the perimeter, connecting on 54 of 140 from 3 point range (39%).  But gone up front are All-MIAC forward Brian Kesselring (15.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg), swing man Kermit Cooper (12.8 ppg, 7.1 rpg) and center/forward Mike Wrobel (10.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg).

The 1999-2000 Cobbers will be older, wiser and smaller. The nine returning players have 20 years of varsity experience between them. Whether that can make up for a serious lack of size is a big question.

Inside
Nate Malchow, a 6-8 senior post from Aberdeen, SD, (2.5 ppg, 1.7 rpg), is the leader of this team. He'll share inside duties with 6-7 sophomore Jeff Ubben (Moorhead).  Ubben averaged 4.7 ppg playing just 10 minutes per game last year. He will clearly be the main inside scoring threat.

The forwards
Siverson will try to get the 6-3 Ford open for shots on the outside but will also use him to help Ubben and Malchow defend inside. Where the rest of the help comes from up front is yet to be determined. Mike Syverson (So., 6-3, Twin Valley, MN, Norman Co. East HS) is the only front court player returning from last year's JV.)

The Guards
Mark Tuchscherer (So. 6-0, Brainerd) earned starting spot at two guard late in '98-99 as a freshman and averaged 4.5 ppg, 1.3 rpg. Greg North (Sr., 6-2, Mt. Pleasant, Australia, Fertile-Beltrami HS) looks improved enough to push Tuchscherer for time. Long range bomber Garrett  Greterman (6-3, Fargo, ND, North HS) is also in the mix among returners at the two guard.  In addition, Siverson is hoping for back court help from Jon Hager (Jr., 6-2, Grand Forks, ND, Central HS). Hager played at Lake Region JC in Devils Lake last year.

Nick Killoran (Jr., 6-1, Buffalo, ND, Maple Valley HS, 2.5 ppg, 2.2 apg) is the incumbent starter at the point. But not by much.  Tino Garcia (So., 6-2, Moorhead) played a lot at the point last year, as did Matt Anderson (Sr., 5-11, Starbuck, Minnewaska HS, 4.3 ppg, 1 apg).

This returning crowd at the guard spot, along with some promising younger guards, may serve Siverson well if he ends up going with a three guard offense.

The Cobbers don't get any time to experiment with cupcakes. They open at NDSU on Nov. 20 at 7:00 and then host Moorhead State Nov. 23 at 8:00.
 

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Preseason Roster |

Name Pos Gr Ht Wt H'town St HS
Seniors
Matt Anderson G Sr. 5-11 178 Starbuck MN Minnewaska
Joe Ford G/F Sr. 6-3 190 Grand Forks ND Central
Nate Malchow C Sr. 6-8 235 Aberdeen SD Central
Greg North G Sr. 6-2 185 Mt. Pleasant AUS Fertile-Beltrami

Juniors
Garrett Greterman G Jr. 6-3 185 Fargo ND North
Jon Hager G Jr. 6-2 185 Grand Forks ND Central
Nick Killoran G Jr. 6-1 185 Buffalo ND Maple Valley

Sophomores
Tino Garcia G So. 6-2 170 Moorhead MN Moorhead
Robb Flint G So. 5-10 155 Dilworth MN DGF
Jake Risbrudt G So. 5-11 160 Buffalo MN Maple Lake
Mike Syverson F So. 6-3 155 Twin Valley MN Norman Co. East
Mark Tuchscherer G So. 6-0 190 Brainerd MN Brainerd
Jeff Ubben C So. 6-7 200 Moorhead MN Moorhead

Freshmen
John Afful F Fr. 6-3 210 Achimota Ghana Achimota
Ben Ankrum F Fr. 6-4 175 Fargo ND Oak Grove
Ed Arntson G So. 6-1 185 Buffalo Grove IL Wheeling
Jake Crawford G Fr. 5-11 175 Plymouth MN Orono
Alex Gerbig F Fr. 6-3 190 Dawson MN Dawson-Boyd
Trent Hagen F Fr. 6-3 205 Lake Park MN Pelican Rapids
Ryan Hauge F Fr. 6-1 190 Kerkhoven MN KMS
Justin Hendricks G Fr. 6-0 180 Luverne MN Luverne
Luke Karlgaard G Fr. 6-1 160 Brainerd MN Brainerd
Patrick Lowney F Fr. 6-4 175 Missoula MT Hellgate
Trevor Schneeberger G Fr. 5-11 165 Wendell MN West Central
Chris Thomas F Fr. 6-3 170 Sioux Falls SD Washington
Alexi Waul F Fr. 6-3 210 Kingston Jamica Jamaica College

Head Coach: Duane Siverson, 9th year
Record: Career Record 254-145
Asst. Coaches:  Ray Callaghan |
 
 

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