FOND DU LAC, Wis. – Josh Creed scored a game-high 23 points but Marian was unable to overcome a late Concordia Wisconsin surge and dropped its Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference opener 83-79 Saturday afternoon at Sadoff Gymnasium.
At the end of the first half CUW (3-1, 2-0 NACC) led 40-38. Reggie Roemer opened the second half with a midrange jumper to knot it up at 40.
The Sabres looked poised to make a run, but the Falcons had other intentions. CUW scored 19 points in a row for a run that lasted nearly five minutes.
MU gradually fought back and a Montrell Hobbs bucket with 1:56 remaining in the half brought the Sabres to within 76-74. However, CUW hit its free throws down the stretch to escape with the win.
Hobbs was a force in front of the basket and scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for his third double-double of the season.
Roemer scored a season-high 15 points and Connor Morovits came off the bench to help out with nine points on 3-of-3 shooting from behind the arc.
MU (3-2, 0-1 NACC) returns to action Tuesday versus Wisconsin Lutheran.
(78-79), (79-80), (80-81), (82-83), (83-84),
(87-88), (89-90), (90-91), (98-99), (99-00),
NCAA Tournaments (2)