Two Losses Cap Four-Game Home Swing Over Weekend
Tuesday, February 4, 2003
Feb. 4, 2003

UPCOMING GAMES
Friday, Feb. 7    @ MSU Moorhead*    7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 8    @ Minnesota-Crookston*    7:30 p.m.
*NSIC contest

THE SKINNY
After dropping two league games, Bemidji State (10-10, 6-5 NSIC) put themselves in sixth-place in the conference standings. It is just one-half game back of MSU Moorhead and one game behind UM-Duluth for the fourth spot. Meanwhile, the Dragons (13.5, 6-4 NSIC) see themselves just one and one-half game behind Southwest State and Winona State for second. Minnesota-Crookston (2-15, 1-9 NSIC) is currently ninth, one and one-half games behind Concordia-St. Paul for the final playoff spot.

LOOKING BACK
**Southwest State 87, Bemidji State 83 OT - Friday, Jan. 31 - Bemidji, Minn.
At the BSU Gymnasium, the Beavers and Southwest State (12-7, 8-2) combined for 28 three-pointers while SSU went four-for-four from the field, including four of six from the charity stripe, in overtime, to pull out a 87-83 NSIC win. SSU’s Jacob Fahl, after having three points at the half, scored 14 of his team’s 15 points in overtime to finish with a game-high 19 points. BSU, which finished the contest at 51 percent (30 of 59), could only hit five-for-14 (.357) of its shots in the extra period. Senior guard Jeff Lorenson (Cannon Falls, Minn.) was just three shy of a career-high as he barreled down 18 points to pace the Beavers. Junior forward Charles Hanks (Chicago, Ill.) pulled down 11 rebounds to go with his 16 points for his third double-double of the season. Senior guard Royce Bryan (Haviland, Kan.) had a career-high six steals in the game.
**Wayne State (NE) 88, Bemidji State 78 - Saturday, Feb. 1 - Bemidji, Minn.
Bemidji State shot a season-low 15 percent (five of 34) from three-point range and 34 percent (24 of 71) overall in dropping a 88-78 decision at the hands of Wayne State (NE) (8-12, 6-5 NSIC). The Beavers gave up a season-high 57.4 percent shooting as Wayne State went 26 of 34 (.765) from the free-throw line. The Wildcats nearly doubled up (28-15) BSU in turnovers but overcame that by grabbing 39 rebounds compared to the 34 by Bemidji State. The hosts hit on 25 free throws, which was a season high, as WSC went 26 of 34 (.765) from that area. Hanks led all scorers with 25 points as he connected on 10 of his career-high 23 attempts from the floor. The 10 rebounds, which was a game-high, gave him his second straight double-double and seventh of his career. Senior guard Aaron Kallhoff (Norfolk, Neb.) chipped in 14 points and seven rebounds as he was a perfect six-for-six from the charity stripe. Bryan had three assists on the night as he moved into fifth-place with 210 career assists at BSU.

PROBABLE STARTERS (based on previous game’s lineup)
Bemidji State (10-10, 6-5 NSIC)    MSU Moorhead (13-5, 6-4 NSIC)
G    #1 Stan Johnson    6-2    Sr.    G    #21 Jared Bledsoe    6-2    Sr.
G    #11 Royce Bryan    6-0    Sr.    G    #22 Kyle Staloch    6-4    Sr.
G    #10 Adam Daley    6-6    Jr.    C    #34 Eric Prchal    6-8    Jr.
F    #21 Charles Hanks    6-7    Jr.    F    #31 Chris Anderson    6-6    So.
F    #00 Jeff Lorenson    6-2    Sr.    F    #44 Jake Kruse    6-7    Sr.
UM-Crookston (2-15, 1-9 NSIC)
G    #12 Lee Roberts    6-1    Fr.
G    #14 Justin Kelley    6-6    So.
C    #54 Jon Smith    6-6    Fr.
F    #42 Joe Hasz    6-2    Sr.
F    #44 Pat Pogl    6-7    Fr.

BEAVER NOTES
Against Southwest State, BSU allowed just its fifth opponent on the season to shoot over 50 percent...BSU finished the month of January with a 6-2 mark...In the all-time series, Southwest State has taken 16 of the last 17...After going eight straight games with at least 10 three-pointers, the Beavers tied a season-low of five...The three-point percentage (.147) was the lowest since BSU went one-for-14 (.071) from long-range against Mayville State, Nov. 17, 2000....The Wildcats have taken five of the last six meetings in the overall series...The Wayne State reserves out-scored BSU’s 33-23 on the night...The 53 combined fouls, free throws (51) and free throw attempts (66) was the most in a Beaver game this season...It was the fifth time this season that BSU has forced an opponent into at least 25 turnovers - BSU was 4-1 prior to the contest...It was the ninth straight game that BSU has had fewer turnovers than its opponent...The Beavers fell to 11-4 under coach Guiot in regular season league games at home...The 33.8 percent BSU shooting mark was the lowest since it went 29.7 percent (22 of 74) against South Dakota State, Nov. 30, 2002...Senior Stan Johnson (left/right ankle) did not dress for tonight’s game as he sprained both last night.

BEMIDJI STATE HEAD COACH JEFF GUIOT
(2nd Season at BSU - 27-21 (.563); 9th Season Overall - 181-91 (.665))
One season is all head coach Jeff Guiot needed to put a successful product on the basketball court. In his inaugural year at BSU last season, Guiot guided the Beavers to their most conference wins in school history (13). In addition, the 17 overall wins is the most since the 1972-73 season (19) and the .607 winning percentage is the best mark since the 1973-74 season (.667) - a streak of 28 seasons. The campaign ended with BSU seeded third in the conference tournament and an appearance in the second round.

In his second season at Bemidji State, Guiot has compiled a .563 winning percentage. He is on pace to have the second best mark among his colleagues in his first two seasons since 1950. From 1958-60, Jack Vinje went 28-16 (.636) as the BSU head coach. Also, the Beavers are 11-4 at home in regular season conference games under Guiot.

The Chanute, Kan., product was previously the assistant coach at Southern Utah University in 2000-01. Prior to joining the Southern Utah coaching staff in the fall of 2000, Guiot had served as the head coach at Neosho County Community College in Chanute, KS. In his seven years at Neosho, his teams compiled a 164-60 record, won four conference championships and made seven consecutive playoff appearances.

His records at NCCC include highest winning percentage (73 percent), most consecutive 20-win seasons (five), most wins at the school, and most post-season wins. Twice named Jayhawk Conference Coach of the Year, Guiot coached three All-Americans and six Academic All-Americans at the school, which was the 2000 NJCAA National Academic Team of the Year.

Guiot received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Pittsburg (KS) State University, where he was an All-American and all-conference player as he led the nation in free throw percentage in 1986.

Helping Guiot on the bench is seventh-year assistant Doug Peters, first-year graduate assistant John Szwaja and first-year student assistant Fred Swanson.

INJURY UPDATE
Senior center Ben Caron (Bemidji, Minn.), who was initially feared to be lost for the season with a torn ACL on the right knee, may be able to dress for this weekend’s games. He has missed seven games thus far. Also, senior center Chris Wallin (Mesa, Ariz.), who sustained a stress fracture in his foot in the UM-Duluth (1/11/03) game, is cleared to play as he dressed for the past two games. However, he did not see any action this past weekend. Senior guard Stan Johnson (Salt Lake City, Utah) did not dress for Saturday’s game as he sprained both ankles in the loss on Friday. He is expected to play this weekend.

THE BEMIDJI BOMBERS
Bemidji State has averaged 30.6 three-point field attempts per game this season and is on pace to smash the school record of 694 set last season - if it stays on pace, it will total 825. The Beavers went for a school and league-record 46 attempts in the 116-71 win over UM-Morris on Friday. With those 46 attempts, BSU has now gone four games this season with 40 or more three-pointers launched - BSU hit for 43 vs. UM-Duluth (1/11/03), 42 vs. South Dakota State (11/30/02) and 40 vs. UM-Crookston (1/3/03) this season. Northern State shot up 39 tri-fectas a year ago, which was the old conference record.

In conference games only, BSU set a league record with 433 attempts last season. The Beavers are on pace to hit for 599 attempts in conference contests this year. With shooting as many as they do, the Beavers have made some impressions for connecting on the long-range bomb. Against UM-Morris (1/17), BSU hit on 19 three’s, which tied the league mark and set a new school record. Against MSU-Moorhead (1/4/03) and Valley City State (11-22-02), the 14 three-point field goals tied a then-school record set on Feb. 15, 2002 against Northern State. In the conference, Bemidji State is on pace to connect on 210 three’s against NSIC opponents, which would break Southwest State’s mark of 163 set last season.

RECORDS BROKEN THIS SEASON
With the 25 steals against St. Scholastica (12-11-02), BSU set a new mark for thefts in a contest. The old mark was 20 against Northland College, Dec. 13, 1991. Also, Bemidji State was whistled for 33 fouls in the game against Wayne State (NE) (12-28-02), which set a school record. The old mark of 29 was done
on three occasions with the last one being Jan. 25, 2002 against Southwest State.

On the season, the Beavers have averaged 18.4 assists a contest. They have notched 20 or more assists six times this season including a school-record 29 vs. Minnesota-Morris (1-17-03). The old school record for a single-game tally was 27 against Jamestown (2-17-92). If the Beavers stay on their assists pace through the end of the campaign, they will total 496. The school record is 447 assists set in the 1993-94 season.

IN THE COUNTRY
In the NCAA Division II statistical rankings through Feb. 2nd, BSU is second for a single-game high with 19 three-pointers vs. Minnesota-Morris (1/17/03). Also, the Beavers are second with 10.6 three-pointers made per game and eighth with 116 points scored vs. Minnesota-Morris. With topping the century mark four times this season - the most since the 1993-94 campaign when it went for five - BSU is 21st in the nation with 83.7 points per game.

Also, senior guard Royce Bryan is fifth in the nation, as he jumped up 12 spots from last week, with an average of 3.1 steals per contest.

IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME
Last season, the Beavers may have opened a few eyes with their success on the basketball court. Bemidji State tallied the most conference wins in school history (13). In addition, the 17 overall wins was the most since the 1972-73 season (19) and the .607 winning percentage was the best mark since the 1973-74 season (.667) - a streak of 28 seasons. The campaign ended with BSU seeded third in the conference tournament and an appearance in the second round. The 2002-03 preseason polls showed BSU finishing second in the league, the highest pick in school history.

RECORD IN THE LEAGUE
BSU is currently in its 11th season in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play. The Northern Sun Conference (women’s league) merged with the Northern Intercollegiate Conference (men’s league) before the start of the 1992-93 season. Overall in the NSIC, Bemidji State is 54-96 (.360) and sports a 32-44 (.421) mark at home and a 22-52 (.297) record on the road. Since the start of the 1998-99 season, Bemidji State is 23-18 (.561) at the BSU Gymnasium as it tallied its best record ever in league play at 7-2 last season on its home court.

CHARLES HANKS NOTES:
Junior forward Charles Hanks (Chicago, Ill.) is back to improve on a break-out season from 2001-02. The South Plains (Texas) C.C. transfer was an All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference first-team pick and was selected as the 2001-02 NSIC Newcomer of the Year. League coaches have selected Hanks a “Player to Watch” in 2002-03.

This season in the South Dakota State Tournament (11/29-11/30/03), Hanks was named to the all-tournament team for garnering 24 points and 13 rebounds in the two games. Hanks has led the squad nine times in rebounding, which is the most on the club, and eight times in scoring. He is tops on the team in scoring (16.4 ppg), rebounding (6.8 rpg), field goal percentage (.520 - 140/269), blocks (14) and made field goals (140), fourth in steals (19) and fifth in assists (37) and sixth in three-pointers (18). The Beavers are 12-6 when Hanks notches 20+ points in his career. Recently in the wins over WSU (1/24/03) and Concordia-St. Paul (1/25/03), Hanks scored 51 points on 23 of 37 (.622) shooting, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out five assists to earn his third career league player of the week honors. In conference games, he has stepped up his offensive output, scoring 19.0 a game and shooting 54.4 percent (87/160). In his last four games, he has averaged 23 per game and has gone for at least 25 in three of those contests. He went for his seventh career double-double with 25 points and 10 boards against Wayne State (NE) (2/1/03) to cap back-to-back performances in double-digit points and rebounds.

ROYCE BRYAN NOTES:
It is safe to say that when the Beaver squad is running on all cylinders, senior guard Royce Bryan (Haviland, Kan.) is on the court. The 2002-03 team captain holds the school’s single game record with 11 assists against UM-Crookston (2/2/02) and the best mark for season assists (145) established a year ago. Currently, he sits fifth with 210 career assists as he needs just two more to slide into fourth.

In 2002-03, Bryan is first on the squad in assists per game (4.1) and had a career-high seven rebounds and two blocks in the game against Jamestown (11/23/02). Bryan is also adept at troubling the opposing guard with proof in his team-leading 49 steals, as he is tops in the league with 3.06 per game. That steals mark puts him fifth in the nation as well. Against Southwest State (1/31/03), Bryan set a personal-best with six steals as he has gone 12 games with the team steals lead or tying for it. Bryan has gone the last five games in leading the team in steals. Also, the 6-1 guard is second on the squad in rebounding (3.5 rpg) and minutes per game (28.2), third in scoring (10.1) and three-point percentage (.353 - 30/85), and tied for third in three-pointers (30).

In just his second and third games back from a hand injury that kept him out of four games, Bryan went for 35 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and four steals in the weekend sweep of UM-Morris and Northern State (1/17-1/18/03). His efforts gave him his first career player of the week honors in the league.

STAN JOHNSON NOTES:
Senior guard Stan Johnson (Salt Lake City, Utah) came out on fire in his season-opening weekend as a Beaver. The Southern Utah University transfer scorched the Vikings from Valley City State (11/22/02) for a game-high 23 points. Johnson connected on four three-pointers and was five-of-six at the charity stripe. He added five assists and two steals in the winning effort. The next night, Johnson came away with 15 points, five rebounds, four assists and a steal against Jamestown (11/23/02). In his third game as a Beaver, Johnson set a career-best with 25 points on 8 of 16 shooting. Currently, Johnson is first on the club in minutes per game (30.1) and total assists (69), second in steals (32) and scoring (13.6), tied for third in three-pointers (30) and three-point percentage (.353) and third in rebounding (3.2). Johnson is tied with Hanks for the team lead with 16 games of double-digit scoring efforts, including three performances of 20+ points. Johnson tallied his first double-double as a Beaver with 15 points-10 rebounds against Concordia-St. Paul (1/25) as he narrowly missed a triple-double with a career-high eight assists. The 6-1 guard has shot the ball well from the charity stripe (.791) and maintains a 82 percent clip (40/49) in conference action.

ADAM DALEY NOTES:
In his debut in the green and white, junior guard Adam Daley (Des Moines, Iowa) was on top of his game. In the 73-64 BSU win against Valley City State (11/22/02), Daley connected on 6 of 15 field goals including three tri-fectas to net 17 points. He added five rebounds, two steals and one assist. Daley then went for a team-high 14 points vs. Michigan Tech (12/14/02) as he hit on four three-pointers. On the season, Daley is first on the club in three-point field goal percentage (.431 - 44/102) as that mark is fourth in the league, and first in three-pointers (44). His 45.6 percent (67/147) mark from the floor is third on the team, 9.5 points per game is fourth and has tallied 10+ points in 11 games and gone for at least three boards in four of the last six.

In leading the Beavers to wins over UM-Crookston and MSU-Moorhead the first weekend of January, Daley was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week. On the weekend, Daley was 10 of 15 (66.7 percent) from the field, including nine of 12 (75.0 percent) in three-pointers, two of two (100.0 percent) from the free throw line, grabbed six rebounds, totaled 31 points for an average of 15.5 points in the two NSIC wins. His five three-pointers on Saturday tied for the eight highest output this season in the conference while his percentage (83.3 percent) from long-range is tied for first.

SCOUTING THE OPPONENT
vs. MSU Moorhead (13-5, 6-4 NSIC)
Head coach Stu Engen, who enters his 13th collegiate season and first at MSU Moorhead, has a 217-113 (.658) overall record. MSU Moorhead got off to a hot start by taking its first seven affairs, but including a 29-point loss to BSU, Jan. 4, it has split the last eight contests. Saturday’s 70-64 win against UM-Crookston saw Jared Bledsoe lead the squad with 25 points. It was the 13th occasion that he has topped the club in points and the third straight game.

Bledsoe, who is second in the league in scoring (20.1), is fourth in steals (2.06) and his 5.1 rebounding average helps the Dragons maintain a +6.6 edge per game, which is second in the conference. Marlon Samuel leads the club with 6.1 rebounds per game and is 7th in the NSIC. Jake Kruse follows Bledsoe in scoring with 12.5 per match while Kyle Staloch, who is the league’s third best assists (4.39) and steals (2.28) person in the league, notches 10.3 points per game.

The Dragons are tops in the conference in scoring margin (+7.4) and scoring defense (69.8) and second
in free throw percentage (.734). Currently, MSU M is in fourth-place, just one and one-half game back of WSU and SSU for second.
vs. UM-Crookston (2-15, 1-9 NSIC)
Head coach Jeff Oseth starts his first year in guiding the men’s squad. Despite being a part of the ninth-worst offense in the league, 2001-02 All-NSIC performer Joe Hasz is tops in the NSIC with 20.3 points per game. Jon Smith, who leads the conference with a 59 percent mark from the floor, chips in 12.4 points a contest. Bilal Hill records 11.0 points a game while Justin Kelley gets 9.7 and is the second-best shot blocker with 1.59 per game.

On Saturday, the Golden Eagles dropped a 70-64 decision to MSU Moorhead with Hasz leading the way with 20 points. It was the tenth time that Hasz has led the club in scoring as he has done that three of the past four games. UM-C is looking to gain a game and one-half to sneak in to the conference tournament as the eighth seed.

UM-C plays good defense as proof in holding its opponents to 44.3 percent from the field, which is good
for third in the league. However, it is ninth with a -14.2 scoring margin and ninth with 68.5 points per game.

ALL-TIME SERIES: vs. MSU, M 28-40 // UM-C 13-3**
In the last 12 meetings, BSU is 8-4 as it has won two in a row after a 89-60 romp, Jan. 4, 2003. Before that stretch, the Dragons grabbed nine straight games. The Beavers hit on 14 three-pointers in January, tied for the second highest mark this campaign. MSU Moorhead came into the game 9-1 with the sole loss being a four-point decision at the hands of North Dakota State. Since that win, BSU has won four of its last five this season. Bemidji State is 9-21 on MSU-Moorhead’s home court.
In All-Time Series...
BSU Largest Margin of Victory:    30 (97-67, 1/29/87)
MSU,M Largest Margin of Victory:    38 (104-66, 2/9/80)
BSU Highest Scoring Output:    113 (W, 113-109, 1/11/92)
MSU,M Highest Scoring Output:    110 (W,110-96, 2/26/94)
BSU Lowest Scoring Output:    42 (L, 57-42, 12/9/00)
MSU,M Lowest Scoring Output:    49, (L, 64-49, 12/11/99)
The Beavers have won five of the last six against UM-Crookston including a 99-59 blow-out. That game saw BSU hold UM-C to 36 percent (20 of 55) shooting. The Beavers made more free throws (18-12) than the Golden Eagles for the just the fifth occasion this season. The Beavers are 5-2 at Crookston, Minn.
In All-Time Series...
BSU Largest Margin of Victory:    40 (99-59, 1/3/03)
UM-C Largest Margin of Victory:    19 (77-58, 1/27/01)
BSU Highest Scoring Output:    99 (W, 99-59, 1/3/03)
UM-C Highest Scoring Output:    92 (L,94-92 ot, 12/29/01)
BSU Lowest Scoring Output:    62 (W, 62-48, 12/3/96)
UM-C Lowest Scoring Output:    48 (L, 62-48,12/3/96)
**Series records since the 1971-72 season

KEEP AN EYE OUT
Senior point guard Royce Bryan (Haviland, Kan.) is currently involved in the assists career record at BSU. He is two dimes shy of sliding into the fourth spot as he moved past Brian Weierke (1987-91) this past weekend with eight assists to total 210 in his career. So far this season, Bryan has averaged 4.06 assists per game and if he keeps on that pace will total 93 on the season and 238 for his career, which would be good enough for third on the school charts. Senior center Ben Caron (Bemidji, Minn.) was on his way to break into the top-ten in scoring and rebounding before his knee injury as he is 131 points from the tenth spot. Also, Caron needed just 27 rebounds to take over the tenth spot in in that category.
Top Career Assist Totals (1976-Present)
1.    314    David Lee    1984-88
2.    247    Tony Brown    1987-91
3.    233    Teaser Sweeney    1989-93
4.    212    B.J. LaVelle    1996-99
5. 210    Royce Bryan    2001-SA

BEAVERS IN THE CONFERENCE
Seven players are recognized thus far among the league leaders in stats through all games played (through Feb. 2): Stan Johnson is third in free throw percentage (.791 - 72/91), sixth in steals/game (1.68), eighth in assists/game (3.63), 11th in pooints/game (13.6), tied for 19th in three-point field goal percentage (.353 - 30/85) and 21st in field goal percentage (.441 - 78/177); Charles Hanks is third in rebounds/game (6.8), tied for fourth in blocks/game (0.70), tied for seventh in points/game (16.4), eighth in field goal percentage (.520 - 140/269) and tied for 27th in steals/game (0.95); Royce Bryan is first in steals/game (3.06), fifth in assists/game (4.06), tied for 19th in three-point field goal percentage (.353 - 30/85) and 24th in points/game (10.1); Jeff Lorenson is 12th in assists/game (3.35), 16th in three-point field goal percentage (.380 - 38/100) and tied for 20th in steals/game (1.10); Adam Daley is fourth in three-point field goal percentage (.431 - 44/102); Jason Bonde is 18th in steals/game (1.14); and Aaron Kallhoff is tied for 29th in assists/game (1.95).

BSU IN THE CONFERENCE
Through Feb. 2nd in all games played, BSU stands in the upper half of the 10-team conference in seven out of the 10 statistical categories: first in scoring offense (83.7), field goal percentage defense (.438 - 490/1118) and three-pointers made per game (10.55); second in scoring margin (+7.2); third in field goal percentage (.463 - 599/1295) and free throw percentage (.710 - 265/373); and fifth in win/loss percentage (.500).

DOUBLE-DOUBLES
Through 20 games in 2002-03, there have been three BSU players to record double-doubles: Ben Caron and Stan Johnson with one apiece and Charles Hanks with four. Below is a listing of their career double-doubles (italics indicating 2002-03):
Ben Caron (18 points-12 rebounds)    vs. Augustana, 11-29-02
Ben Caron (18 points-10 rebounds)    vs. Southwest State, 2-28-97
Stan Johnson (15 points-10 rebounds)    vs. Concordia-St. Paul, 1-25-03
Charles Hanks (16 points-11 rebounds)    vs. Southwest State, 1-31-03
Charles Hanks (25 points-10 rebounds)    vs. Wayne State (NE), 2-1-03
Charles Hanks (21 points-15 rebounds)    vs. St. Scholastica, 12-11-02
Charles Hanks (19 points-11 rebounds)    vs. Bethel, 11-26-02
Charles Hanks (16 points-12 rebounds)    vs. MSU Moorhead, 2-1-02
Charles Hanks (25 points-10 rebounds)    vs. Wayne State (NE), 12-7-01
Charles Hanks (16 points-11 rebounds)    vs. Mayville State, 11-16-01

BEAVERS GET RESPECT IN PRESEASON POLLS
According to the 2002-03 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Men’s Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll, the BSU men’s basketball squad is picked to finish second (74) in the league, 16 points behind Minnesota-Duluth. UMD will look to repeat as it tied with Northern State for last year’s regular season crown. NSU is close behind Bemidji State with 73 points with MSU Moorhead (66) and Southwest State (61) rounding out the top-five. SSU received one first-place vote behind the nine slots that UMD received.

In 2001-02, the Bulldogs managed to win the NSIC tournament and advance to the NCAA Men’s Basketball North Central Regional Tournament, losing to eventual national champion Metro State (CO). NSU gained a berth to the NSIC tournament semifinals after tying for the top spot in the NSIC. MSU Moorhead finished fifth and had its first winning season (17-10, 11-7) in seven seasons. The Mustangs from SSU finished tied for second last season and participated in the 2001 NCAA Elite 8.

The Beavers face the daunting challenge of traveling to the top-three league teams from a season ago (UM-Duluth, Northern State, Southwest State) in the first half of the conference schedule. Last season, BSU lost by three points (84-81) at SSU, Jan. 25. From that juncture, the Beavers reeled off seven NSIC wins including road victories over UM-Duluth (61-57), Feb. 9 and Northern State (79-76), Feb. 15.

HOME TICKETS
All tickets for BSU home events can be purchased at the gate or by calling 218-755-2045. Ticket prices are as follows: $5 general admission, $2 senior citizens/non-BSU students, $1 under-12 and BSU students with valid ID are free.

NSIC TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
The top eight squads in the 10-team conference will move on to the post-season and play in the 2003 NSIC Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament. The tournmanet champion gets an automatic bid to the NCCA Division II tournament. NSIC Quarterfinal action will take place Wednesday, March 5th on various campuses as the higher seed hosts. The format will be as follows: #5 at #4, #6 at #3, #7 at #2 and #8 at #1 with the game-times to be determined by the host school. The semifinals will be held on the campus of Concordia-St. Paul on Saturday, March 8th. The winner of the #3/#6 game will play against the winner of the #2/#7 game at 12:00 p.m. while the winner of the #4/#5 game will face the winner of the #1/#8 game at 4:00 p.m. The tournament champion will be crowned the following afternoon at 2:00 p.m at the same site. More information can be obtained by visiting the conference website at www.northernsun.org.

TELEVISION COVERAGE - KBSU TV
Fans will have an opportunity to watch live television broadcasts of select Beaver men’s basketball games for the 2002-03 season. Three more games in the season are slated to be broadcast: Jan. 3, 4 & Feb. 15 with all games beginning at 7:30 p.m. Join Scott Williams as he handles the play-by-play duties for exciting Beaver basketball. Helping Williams with the color duties is Kevin Drexel.
All three of these broadcasts are scheduled to be shown on a tape-delay basis as well.
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