The Golden Bears of Concordia (St. Paul) travelled to UMD and came away with 2 wins. The main significance of this is that for the men, it is their 1st NSIC win after 10 losses. The women move into sole possession of 2nd place in the NSIC South at 8-3.
The men led most of the way but needed OT to beat the Bulldogs 76-73. Terez Van Pelt scored 18 with 7 assists while Brett Ervin scored 27 for UMD (2-9).
The women had 24 turnovers and gave up 18 offensive rebounds. And won, 66-53, as UMD made just 23-of-81 FG, 28 percent, and Concordia made 25-of-29 FT. Rachel Hansen had 19 points and 7 assists, but half of the Bears' turnovers.
Player of the Day: For the 2nd time in 3 nights, it is Taylor Thunstedt of the New London-Spicer girls. She scored 50 the other night. Tonight, only 40 (of her team's 53) as the Wildcats fell to Waconia 58-53.
Coach of the Day: Lori Fish, St. Cloud State women, who beat Mankato State 69-65.