December 4, 2019 - 6:11 am - Posted in Sports

A tough road match-up in GPAC play awaits the Northwestern men’s basketball team as they make the trip to Sioux City to play Briar Cliff Wednesday night, Dec. 4. Tip-off at the Newman Flanagan Center is scheduled for 8pm. Northwestern has won three straight, seven of its last eight and received votes in the latest edition of the NAIA Coaches poll with an 8-2 record, 2-1 in league play. Briar Cliff has lost three in a row, fell out of the coaches’ poll and is 1-3 in the GPAC, 7-3 overall.

After a 7-0 start to the season, Briar Cliff has dropped three straight, all within GPAC play. They have lost to Mount Marty, Dordt and Dakota Wesleyan since defeating Concordia to open GPAC play, 70-69, on Nov. 16.

Now in his third year as the Chargers head coach and ninth season within the program, Svagera returns two starters and nine players from a 2018-19 team that lost in the national quarterfinals to Marian (Ind.) and finished 22-9. They were picked fifth in the GPAC preseason coaches poll.

The Red Raiders have won three straight, defeating #16 Jamestown, (RV) Peru State and Dickinson State, all within the last 10 days. They are 2-1 in the GPAC, 8-2 overall. Northwestern’s losses are to Mayville State and Dordt.

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