Running Cobber Basketball 1979-80

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 No one knew what to expect from the men's basketball team as they entered the 1979-80 season. All five starters from the previous year had graduated and only one player with the amount of game experience to be competitive in college basketball returned.  In their first four games, the Cobbers were defeated quite easily by their opponents. Their fifth game of the season was against Moorhead State, a team that would later go to the NAIA National Tournament. In this game, the Cobbers showed possibilities of future greatness as they battled Moorhead Slate down to the wire before losing 80-77.  The team went on to  lose eight more games before finally demolishing St. Thomas 98-74.

The Cobbers finished the season wth 6 wins, one of which came about via a forfeit for use of an ineligible player.  Despite the disappointing season, the team finished on a very high point, by defeating conference champion    Augsburg. Things can only get better due to the fact that only one starter graduated and plenty of good, young players will fill the gaps.

Junior Varsity
 The junior varsity basketball team won almost two-thirds of their games, finishing the season with an 11-6 record.  The four freshmen that dressed with the varsity squad were also the JV team's leading scorers: Garrett Byrne, 14.5; Jon Eide, 13.2; kyle Hansen, 11.0; and Dave Munson, 9.4.  The newcomers showed strong potential to rebuild the running Cobbers.

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1979-80  Roster



1979-80 Roster
  3 G 5'8 Jr. Enderson, Todd Button, SD
  6 G 5'1O so. Knutson, Steve Starbuck, MN
 10 G 6' Sr. Swanson, MIke Spokane, WA
 20  F 6'6 Fr. Hansen, Kyle RedI leld, SD
 22 F 6'5 Jr. Mork, Tim Forest City, IA
 24 G 6'2 Sr. Larsen, Eric Fargo, ND
 30 F 8'2 So. Dahigren, Paul BIglork, MO
 32 F 6'2 So. Knutson, James Pelican Rapids, MN
 34 G 6'2 So. Streed, Mark Moorhead, MN
 40 F 6'4 So. Oppegard, Claude Fargo, ND
 42 F 6'5 So. Askegaard, Andrew Barnesyille, MN
 44 F 6'5 Fr. Nelson, Kerry Wahpeton, ND
 50 C 6'6 Sr. Krabbenhoft, Kelby Mankato, MN
 52 F/C 6'S Sr. Dale, Robert Moorhead, MN
 54 C 6'11 Fr. Byrne, Garrett BloomIngton, MN

JV Roster
Jan Eide, Garrett Byrne, Bob Newgaard, Kyle Hansen. Dave Munsan, Dave Raen, Dave Borchard, Steve Messerachinidi, Dave Anderson. Brian Howland (Student Asst), Jahn Aindt, Bill Iverson, Dan Srekke (Student Asst), Bob Nick (Coach).



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1979-80  Schedule



Concordia  84  U of Winnipeg 95
Concordia  83  Mayville State  93
Concordia  81  NDSU   101
Concordia  82  Valley City State 90
Concordia  77  Moorhead State 80
Concordia  57  Eastern Montana 94
Concordia  56  U of Wyoming 98
Concordia  72  Macalester  85
Concordia  80  St. Olaf  67
Concordia  90  St. Mary‚s  97
Concordia  80  Hamline  82
 Concordia  66  St. John‚s  69
Concordia  65  Gustavus  73
Concordia  98  St. Thomas  74
Concordia  91  Moorhead State 93
Concordia  70  Bethel   74
Concordia  63  Augsburg  69
Concordia  80  Macalester  74
Concordia  81  St. Mary‚s  72
Concordia  79  St. Olaf  60
Concordia  68  Hamline  83
Concordia  77  St. John‚s  83
Concordia  90  Gustavus  75
Concordia  L  St. Thomas  88
Concordia  82  Bethel   91
Concordia  91  Augsburg  82

79-80   Overall 6-19   MIAC 6-12 7th



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1979-80  MIAC


 SCHOOL            W   L

 Augsburg          16  2

 St. John's        14  4

 Bethel            13  5

 Macalester        11  7

 Hamline           9   9

 Gustavus          7   11

 St. Thomas        6   12

 Concordia         6   12

 St. Olaf          4   14

 St. Mary's        4   14

 Augsburg - 9th Championship


 

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