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Junior Tommy Schyma put up game-high totals in points and rebounds and hit the game-winning 3-point shot in the Cobbers' victory at St. Olaf.
Junior Tommy Schyma put up game-high totals in points and rebounds and hit the game-winning 3-point shot in the Cobbers' victory at St. Olaf.

STORY LINE: Junior Tommy Schyma banked home a 3-point field goal with 5-seconds left in the second half to break a 57-57 tie and help Concordia post a 61-57 win at St. Olaf. The Cobbers overcame a 34-25 halftime deficit and trailed by as many as 14 points in the second half to record their second straight conference win.

RECORDS: Concordia wins back-to-back games for the first time this season and is now 3-8 in all games and 2-4 in the MIAC. St. Olaf loses for the first time in conference play and is now 5-1 in league play and 6-5 overall.

GAME-CHANGING STREAK: Concordia trailed by 13 points at 40-27 with 16:45 to play. The Cobbers then went on a 21-6 run over the next 10 minutes to take a 48-46 lead. The key to the stretch was a 11-2 streak that put CC ahead by two with 6:36 to play. Concordia's defense held the Oles to 2-for-13 on field goal attempts and forced three turnovers in the 10-minute span of play.

TOMMY TIME: Concordia continued to hold a slim lead in the final five minutes of play and took a 2-point lead at 57-55 when Tommy Schyma broke free for a layup with 1:18 to play. St. Olaf would tie the game at 57-57 with 27-second to play. Schyma won the game from the left wing after Concordia called timeout and set up the final offensive possession. The Cobbers held the ball at the top of the key and waited for Schyma to come off a screen on the baseline. Schyma then banked home the winner from in front of the Cobber bench. St. Olaf called timeout but then turned the ball over on the ensuing possession and Andrew Holen connect on one of two free throws to finish off the scoring.


DOUBLE-DOUBLE SCHYMA: Not only did Tommy Schyma hit the game-winning field goal he was also the team's leading scorer. Schyma finished with 18 points and was 6-for-15 from the floor and 3-for-6 from outside the arc. He also came away with a game-high 10 rebounds to record his second double-double of the season and third of his career.

QUAD POWER: Concordia had four of their starting five players finish with at least 10 points. Point guard Bryden Urie had 14 points while Jordan Davis added 12 and Collin Larson put up 11. The four players (Schyma) combined for 55 of the team's 61 (90.1%) points.

STAT STUFF: Concordia shot 45.8% (22-for-48) from the floor as opposed to 40.0% (24-for-60) for the Oles. The teams were within one 3-point field goal of each other with the biggest different coming at the free throw line. The Cobbers made seven more foul shots. CC was 11-for-19 (57.9%) while St. Olaf was 4-for-12 (33.3%).

UP NEXT: Concordia will put its 2-game win streak on the line when they play at No.19-ranked St. John's on Monday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. The Johnnies are currently one of two unbeaten teams in conference play. SJU is 10-1 in all games and 6-0 in the MIAC and is coming off a 92-50 win at Macalester on Saturday.