Balanced effort leads Marian men’s basketball past CUW

December 7, 2017

Marian University men’s basketball (2-5, 2-1 NACC) had four scorers reach double-figures as the Sabres won their second straight NACC game 90-72 over Concordia Wisconsin.

The Sabre offense shot over 50-percent from the field in each half as they went on to shoot 35-68 (.515) from the field.  After trailing by six at halftime, Concordia Wisconsin would cut the Sabre lead down to as little as two at 56-54 with 15:41 left.  The next eight minutes was all Sabres, however, as Marian was able to go on a 23-4 run that put MU ahead 77-60 with 7:54 remaining.

Marian built their lead to as large as 25 in the final minutes as they were able to cruise the rest of the way to the win.

The Sabre bench played a big role as they would manage to score 49 points.  Juniors Marcus Kadinger and Evan Hansen each had 10 points to lead the Marian bench in scoring.  Freshman Will Olewinski shot 5-11 from the field to lead the team with 15 points, while junior Tyrese Pinson added 13 points.  A total of 13 Sabres recorded points in the victory.

A fast start aided the Sabres as they opened the game forcing three turnovers and jumped out to a 12-4 advantage forcing a Falcon timeout.  MU finished the game forcing 16 CUW turnovers that translated into 21 points.

Each offense shot the lights out to open the game as the Falcons went 16-30 (.533) from the field, while Marian went 21-41 (.512) including seven made three-pointers.  The Sabres tied a season-high with 10 made three-pointers in the win.

Marian hits the road for Edgewood Saturday, Dec. 9 with tip scheduled for 2 p.m.