Regulation time was not enough for Bemidji State University and University of Mary men’s basketball Saturday night as BSU fell in an overtime thriller, 87-80, at BSU Gymnasium. Senior guard Sharif Black led the Beavers (8-10, 5-8 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) with 24 points for the second straight night and reached the 1,000-point plateau in his collegiate career.
All five Bemidji State University men’s basketball starters contributed in a hot shooting night to overcome (RV) Minot State University, 80-73, Friday night at BSU Gymnasium. Senior guard Sharif Black set a season-high 24 points with five assists while sophomore forward Logan Bader tied a season-high 18 points as the Beavers improve to 8-10 overall and 5-8 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
The Bemidji State University men’s basketball program hosts its only home games of January on Friday and Saturday in the first season meetings against Minot State University and University of Mary. The Beavers of BSU meet the Beavers of MiSU for the 21st time Friday night before the Beavers and Marauders play for the 24th time in the series history.
The final two minutes of Saturday night’s Bemidji State University men’s basketball game against Southwest Minnesota State University decided the program’s fate in a 78-72 loss in Marshall, Minn. With a split on the weekend, the Beavers fall to 7-10 overall and 4-7 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference while the Mustangs improve to 13-5 overall and 9-3 in the league.
It was nearly 96 years to the day that the Bemidji State University men’s basketball program grabbed program win number 1,000 in a 72-68 victory at University of Sioux Falls Friday night in Sioux Falls, S.D. Senior guard Sharif Black, with a team-high 18 points, and sophomore forward Logan Bader, with his second career double-double, helped the Beavers (7-9, 4-7 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) reach the program milestone with a quick start to being the weekend.
The Bemidji State University men’s basketball program travels Friday and Saturday to conclude a four-game road trip while facing University of Sioux Falls and Southwest Minnesota State University. The Beavers open the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference South Division games at 8 p.m. Jan. 12 against the Cougars followed by the finale at 7 p.m. Jan. 13 against the Mustangs.
The scoring duo of senior guard Christian Pekarek and freshman forward Derek Thompson combined for 31 points for Bemidji State University men’s basketball Saturday night during a 62-57 loss to University of Minnesota Duluth. Neither the Beavers (6-9, 3-7 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) nor the Bulldogs (6-8, 3-6 NSIC) led by more than five points during the entire game.
Senior guard Sharif Black scored at least 20 points for the second time in the Bemidji State University men’s basketball team’s last three games, but it wasn’t enough Friday night as St. Cloud State University rallied back to hand BSU a 77-72 loss at Halenbeck Hall. Black finished with a team-high 21 points for the Beavers (6-8, 3-6 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference), and added seven rebounds and seven assists to end with a season sweep to the Huskies (10-4, 6-2 NSIC).
The Bemidji State University men’s basketball program looks to mark program history this weekend in a road trip to St. Cloud State University and University of Minnesota Duluth. The Beavers will attempt to reach 1,000 wins in program history at 8 p.m. Friday against the Huskies in St. Cloud, Minn., before facing the Bulldogs at 6 p.m. Saturday in Duluth, Minn.
A barrage of 3-point shots helped lead the Bemidji State University men’s basketball team over Winona State University Sunday afternoon, 62-59, to finish the 2017 calendar year. The Beavers (5-7, 2-5 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) sank nine 3-pointers in the first half, led by senior guard Christian Pekarek with four total 3-pointers, to beat the Warriors (8-5, 3-4 NSIC) in their lone matchup of the season.