The Bemidji State University men’s basketball team saw a late tie disappear Friday night as Minot State University took the “Beaver Bash”, 79-71, at the MSU Dome in Minot, N.D. Late jumpers and free throws handed BSU (6-12, 4-9 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) a loss during the opening night of a road trip doubleheader in North Dakota.
Bemidji State University men’s basketball begins its season series versus Minot State University and University of Mary, Jan. 20-21, while traveling for the first time since Dec. 30-31, 2016. The Beavers (6-11, 4-8 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) head to North Dakota looking to take sole possession of fourth place in the NSIC North Division, currently held by the Marauders (7-11, 5-7 NSIC).
Freshman guard Jai'Vionne Green led a consistent effort Saturday night to help the Bemidji State University men's basketball team to a 96-86 win against Southwest Minnesota State University at BSU Gymnasium. Green finished the night with a career-high 25 points to propel the Beavers (6-11, 4-8 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) over the Mustangs (14-3, 9-3 NSIC), who received votes in this week's National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Top 25 Coaches' Poll.
Junior guard Christian Pekarek and freshman guard Jai'Vionne Green put on second-half clinics Friday night but the late-heorics was not enough to take down University of Sioux Falls in a 78-71 loss at BSU Gymnasium. Pekarek and Green score all their points in the second half as the Beavers (5-11, 3-8 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) gave up a late lead to the Cougars (11-8, 7-4 NSIC).
Bemidji State University men’s basketball is seeking its first three-game win streak in conference play since the 2013-14 season while hosting Sioux Falls and Southwest Minnesota State at BSU Gymnasium. The Beavers (5-10, 3-7 NSIC) and Cougars (10-8, 6-4 NSIC) begin play at 8 p.m. Friday before the Beavers and Mustangs (13-2, 8-2 NSIC) tip-off at 6 p.m. Saturday.
The Bemidji State University men's basketball survived a scare from University of Minnesota Crookston Tuesday night with a 77-75 win at the Sanford Center. The Beavers (5-10, 3-7 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) held a 42-25 lead after halftime and a game-high 21-point lead, 51-30, in the second half before the Golden Eagles (6-10, 2-8 NSIC) eventually took a short-lived lead to finish the annual Sanford Center Series.
Head Coach Mike Boschee and the Bemidji State University men’s basketball team hosts University of Minnesota Crookston at 8 p.m. from the Sanford Center. The Beavers (4-10, 2-7 NSIC) are looking to split the season series against the Golden Eagles (6-9, 2-7 NSIC) after a loss Dec. 15 in Crookston.
Three Bemidji State University men's basketball student-athletes scored at least 20 points Saturday night to help the program to a 86-78 win over University of Minnesota Duluth at Sanford Center. Half of the Beavers' (4-10, 2-7 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) scorers reached at least 20 points during the game, including freshmen Jai'Vionne Green and Lucas Wendt.
A quartet of scorers gave the Bemidji State University men's basketball team a second-half boost Friday night against St. Cloud State University despite falling in the opener of the Sanford Center Series, 101-86. Four Beavers (3-10, 1-7 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) scored at least 12 points in the final period to help their team to 56 second-half points in a comeback attempt.
The Bemidji State University men’s and women’s basketball programs are putting their games on ice Jan. 6, 7 and 10 as they host NSIC basketball action at the Sanford Center. Shifting play to one of the premiere venues in the region offers excitement for the Beavers and fans of college basketball.