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2007-08 Men's Basketball - Game Recaps
Concordia senior Luke Linz had 21 points, four rebounds and five assists in the Cobbers' 85-72 loss at Augsburg. With the four rebounds, Linz becomes the second player in school history to collect 500 rebounds in a career.
Linz Gets 500th Rebound!

 

Gameday Scoreboard:

Team
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2
Final

11-12/10-8 MIAC

29
43
72

11-12/9-9 MIAC

40
45
85

Game Stats: Concordia vs. Augsburg Box Score - Now Online!


Gameday Menu:

MIAC Men's Basketball Notes: MIAC Men's Basketball Weekly Release (pdf)

Series History: Concordia/Augsburg Series History

Opponent's Website: Augsburg Men's Basketball

MIAC Website: MIAC Men's Basketball


Gameday Broadcast:

Live Audio: Concordia vs. Augsburg Live Audio


Gameday Rewind:

Game Stats: Concordia vs. Augsburg Box Score - Now Online!


Gameday Game Recap: (Recap aided by courtesy of Augsburg SID)

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (2/16/08)-- Concordia senior Luke Linz became the second player in school history to collect 500 rebounds in a career on Saturday in the Cobbers' 85-72 loss at Augsburg. Linz scored a game-high 21 points, had five assists, grabbed four key rebounds and added three blocked shots. He now has 501 career rebounds and joins Brad Keenan as the only Concordia players to reach the 500-rebound level.

The loss drops the Cobbers to 11-12 overall and 10-8 in MIAC play.

For the Auggies, who win for the sixth time in the last seven games, Femi Solaja scored 18 points with four rebounds, and teammate Justin Kozlowski had a near-perfect shooting night with 17 points, four assists and four steals. The Auggies are now 9-9 in league play and 11-12 overall.

Augsburg led Saturday's game with Concordia from start-to-finish, leading 40-29 at halftime and leading by as many as 16 points late in the second half. The Cobbers had cut the advantage to six points midway through the second half, but Augsburg pulled away to lead by double-digits over the final 5:16 of play.

Kozlowski hit 3-of-5 from the field (2-of-3 from three-point range) and a perfect 9-of-9 from the free-throw line to finish with his 17-point night for the Auggies. Meanwhile, Solaja, the MIAC's leader in field-goal percentage (.630 entering Saturday's game), connected on 7-of-12 from the field for his 18-point day.

Jon Cassens scored 15 oints with three assists and three steals for Augsburg, while Carlius Hodges came off the bench to score 11 points with three steals. Nate Alm scored seven points with seven rebounds, Mitch Dice had eight points with four rebounds, and David Olson scored six points with four assists and two steals.

Besides Linz, Karl Olson also had a near-perfect shooting night, hitting 4-of-4 from the field and 6-of-7 from the free-throw line to score 15 points. Erik Lien scored 12 points with four rebounds, James Baldwin scored 11 points and Ryan Johnson scored nine points with two steals.

Augsburg shot 51.9 percent (27-of-52) from the field, hitting nine 3-pointers, while hitting 75.9 percent (22-of-29) from the free-throw line. Concordia hit 54.3 percent (25-of-46) from the field with four 3-pointers, and 85.7 percent (18-of-21) from the free-throw line. Augsburg outrebounded Concordia by a 27-26 margin.

Both teams return to MIAC play on Wednesday (2/20) at 7:30 p.m., as Augsburg plays at St. Mary's and Concordia hosts St. Thomas.



 

 


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