Running Cobber Basketball 1987-88

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Men's basketball

The men's basketball team, which posted a 10-10 conference record, missed the four-team MIAC playoffs by only one game. While the team finished in the middle of the conference, it placed second in the conference for both two and three-point field goal accuracy.

The team was led by Mike Schwarz, a senior from Burnsville, Minn. An excellent outside shooter, Schwarz set a new school record with nine three-point field goals in one game. With 797 career points, Schwarz led the team in rebounding and scoring, and ranked third in the conference for his scoring average of 18 points per game. In recognition of his outstanding season, Schwarz was named to the MIAC all conference team.

Wade Hanson, a junior from Willmar, Miinn. averaged 5.3 assists per game, ranking second on the MIAC assist charts. Senior Rodger Taylor, Fairview, Mont., accumulated 835 career points (during his three years of varsity play, placing him 13th on Concordia's all-time scoring list. Hanson , Taylor and Mark Thimjon, a sophomore from Barnesville, Minn., were named to the honorable mention all-conference team.

According to Coach John Fidsness, the outlook is optimistic for next year's team, which will include three returning starters.
 
 

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1987-88  Roster



 4 G 5'10 Jr. Wade Hanson Wilimar, MN
 10 G 5'10 Jr. K.C. Ahrens Chicago, IL
 12 GIF 6'2 So. Paul Susag Fairfield, MT
 14 F 6'6 Sr. Dan Chisholm Hibbing, MN
 20 G 6'0 Jr. Mark Thimjon Barnesville, MN
 22 G 6'0 So. Keith Pearson Fergus Falls, MN
 24 G 6'1 Fr. Brian Flam Jamestown, ND
 30 F 6'3 Sr. Perry Tinjum Ulen, MN
 32 F 6'5 Sr. Rodger Taylor Fairview, MT
 34 G-F 6'4 Fr. John Klinkosh Billings, MT
 40 F 6'4 Fr. Steve Molstre Hawley, MN
 42 C 6'6 Fr. Bjorn Vellan Oslo, Norway
 44 F 6'3 Jr. Tim Housholder Chicago, IL
 50 F 6'6 Sr. Mike Schwarz Burnsville, MN
 52 F 6'3 So. Chris Grussing Willmar, MN
 54 C 6'6 So. Tim Gullingsrud Twin Valley, MN

Head Coach: John Eidsness
Assistants: Dennis Majeski, Bob Kohier, Steve Wammer

JV
 4 TROY OLSON Fr. 5-10 Swanville, MN
 12 RANDY KRAGERUD Fr. 6-3 Hawley, MN
 14 CRAIG KNOCHE Fr. 5-11 Highwood Ml
 20 BRIAN BOEN So. 5-11 Olivia, MN
 22 RYAN JENSEN So. 6-2 Campbell, MN
 24 SHANE TAHRAN Fr. 6-2 Dilworth, MN
 32 CHAD MILLER Fr. 6-6 Belt, MT
 34 GREG SWENSON Fr. 6-2 Anoka, MN
 40 JAY LEMKE So. 6-0 Deer Creek MN
 42 PAT SONJU Fr. 6-2 Monticello, MN
 44 JASON KARP Fr. 6-5 Manhatten, MT
 



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1987-88  Schedule


 1987-88 Men's Basketball
 Opponent       Results
 MSU           L 77-85
 NDSU          L 58-88
 Hamline      *L 58-66
 Bethel       *W 61-53
 Carleton     *W 73-65
 MSU           W 53-48
 Northwestern  W 76-54
 St. Cloud     L 57-75
 St. Olaf     *W 76-63
 Augsburg     *W 74-67
 St. Mary's   *W 71-57
 St. John's   *L 70-73
 St. Thomas   *L 57-69
 Macalester   *L 69-73
 Gustavus     *L 69-77
 Hamline      *L 49-66
 Bethel       *W 66-52
 St. John's   *L 53-68
 St. Olaf     *L 66-69
 St. Mary's   *W 74-55
 Carleton     *L 58-75
 St. Thomas   *W 61-58
 Augsburg     *L 57-58
 Gustavus     *W 69-67
 Macalester   *W 80-79

 Record: Overall 12-13, MIAC 10-10, 6th
 Coach: John Eidsness



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1987-88  MIAC



1987-88
 SCHOOL            W   L
 Gustavus          14  6
 St. John's        13  7
 Hamline           12  8
 St. Olaf          11  9
 St. Thomas        11  9
 Augsburg          10  10
 Concordia         10  10
 Carleton          9   11
 Macalester        9   11
 Bethel            8   12
 St. Mary's        3   17
 Gustavus - 11th Championship


 

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87-88 Season Stats




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87-88 All-MIAC



Mike Schwarz earned all-conference honors, while Wade Hanson, Rodger Taylor, and Mark Thimjon were named to the honorable mention all-conference team.


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