Men's Basketball Clips Falcons on the Road

Men's Basketball Clips Falcons on the Road

MEQUON, Wisconsin – Three different players scored in double-figures and the MSOE men's basketball team stifled the Concordia Wisconsin offense in posting a 65-54 victory on the road Wednesday evening at Buuck Field House.

The Raiders (5-6, 4-3 NACC) won their third-straight league game and for the fourth time in five outings while handing the Falcons (5-6, 4-4 NACC) their fifth-straight loss.

Senior Collin Seubert scored a game-high 17 points to go with eight rebounds, three steals, and three assists. Freshman Matthew Kirmse tallied 16 points and junior Tegan Miles finished with 12 points and eight rebounds.

Josh Erickson paced CUW with 13 points, while Eric Kittel scored 12.

MSOE led for over 38 minutes on the night, including the final 34-plus minutes in posting a second road league win in four days. The Raiders led by just three points early in the second half before getting some much-needed breathing room with a 10-1 run over 5:21 to open a 12-point advantage at 44-32 with 12:18 to go.

Seubert kick-started the run with a three-pointer and, after a Miles jumper, freshman Jake Gebert scored five quick points on a layup and three-pointer to push the Red & White advantage into double-digits for the first time.

The Raiders then stifled any attempt by the Falcons to claw their way back into the game. CUW pulled within seven points at 52-45 with 4:35 to go in the game, but Seubert started and capped an 8-2 run with baskets to make it a game-high 13-point lead in the final minute to put the game out of reach.

MSOE shot better than 40 percent from the field for the fifth-straight game, finishing at 41.5 percent. It also turned the ball over a season-low eight times. Meanwhile, the Red & White defense held CUW to a season-low 35.9 percent and just one made three-pointer in the game.

Concordia Wisconsin had shot 50 percent as a team and averaged 11 made three-pointers over its previous five games.

The Raiders return to the court Saturday, hosting Aurora at the Kern Center.