Out to its best start since the 2008-09 season, the Truman men's basketball team returns to Pershing Arena for the first time in more than a month to face Concordia Seminary (Mo.) at 6 p.m. on Saturday (Dec. 14) night. The Bulldogs (5-0, 1-0 GLVC) have been on the road since a Nov. 11 86-47 home win against Central Christian (Mo.), picking up three wins along the way against NCAA Div. II opponents.
Most recently, Truman kicked off its first Great Lakes Valley Conference season with a 79-68 road win at long-time rival Quincy on Saturday, Dec. 7.
The Bulldogs rode a career-best 37 points from senior forward Mike Carlson along with 17 points by junior guard Seth Jackson to kick off GLVC play with a 1-0 mark. Truman's Saturday night opponent will be the Preachers of Concordia Seminary, located in St. Louis.
The game will mark the 14th in the all-time series between the schools; however, it has been more than 20,000 days since the programs last met when Truman dispatched CS 88-54 on January 26, 1957 in Kirksville.
The Bulldogs lead the all-time series, 10-3, having won 10 in a row after opening with three straight losses from 1928-1931. Matt Woodley is in his third season as the head coach of the Bulldog program, having compiled a 23-37 record in his two-plus seasons at the school.