Bemidji State Settles For Split On the Road
Tuesday, February 11, 2003
Feb. 11, 2003

UPCOMING GAMES
Saturday, Feb. 15    Minnesota-Crookston*    7:30 p.m.
*NSIC contest played at BSU Gymnasium - carried live by local cable, KBSU 17

THE SKINNY
Bemidji State (11-11, 7-6 NSIC) needs to make some ground if it has thoughts of hosting a first-round playoff game. Currently, BSU is tied for fifth in the league standings with Wayne State and two games back of Minnesota-Duluth and Southwest State for third. The top-four teams host the first round. The timing could not be better as UM-Duluth (13-9, 9-4 NSIC), winners of seven straight and nine of ten, comes to the BSU Gymnasium on Saturday.

The Beavers, which lead the nation with 10.8 three-point field goals per game, have gone 167 straight contests with at least one three-point basket. The last time BSU went without a trifecta was against Wayne State (NE), Feb. 1, 1997. To further that, BSU has hit on four three-pointers or more in the last 53 contests, including five+ in all 22 games in 2002-03.

LOOKING BACK
**Bemidji State 91, MSU Moorhead 68 - Friday, Feb. 7 - Moorhead, Minn.
Bemidji State never trailed as it won a huge NSIC contest over MSU Moorhead (13-6, 6-5 NSIC) at the Alex Nemzek Gymnasium. After a 21-12 Beaver advantage, the Dragons came two within three at 29-26 with 5:02 left in the first half. But that was the closest they would come. Senior guard Aaron Kallhoff (Norfolk, Neb.) reached a career-high 27 points for the Beavers as junior forward Charles Hanks went for 20 and corraled 12 rebounds for his third straight double-double. Senior guard Stan Johnson (Salt Lake City, Utah) chipped in 15 with junior guard Adam Daley (Des Moines, Iowa) adding 14. The guests shot 31 of 60 (.517) for the game, including nine of 27 (.333) from three-point land. MSUM went 25 of 57 (.439) from the floor and just 11 of 27 (.407) in the second half. The Beavers dominated the glass with a 43-24 margin.
**UM-Crookston 88, Bemidji State 85 - Saturday, Feb. 8 - Crookston, Minn.
With seven ties and lead changes under five minutes, the game was not decided until the NSIC’s leading scorer in Minnesota-Crookston’s (3-16, 2-10 NSIC) Joe Hasz sent the Beavers home with a 88-85 loss. His 30-foot bank shot from the top of the circle as time expired was the difference after senior guard Royce Bryan (Haviland, Kan.) knocked down both foul shots to tie the score with five seconds remaining. UM-Crookston shot 57 percent (34 of 60), the second highest for a BSU opponent on the season. BSU heated up in the second, going 14 of 27 (.519) but only finished at a 44 percent clip. The battle of the boards belonged to the Golden Eagles (41-27) and they held a 23-5 advantage in points off the bench.. Also, BSU finished 17 of 38 (.447) from three-point range. Daley went for a career-high 23 points as he was an efficient eight of 10 from the floor. Hanks was next with 19 and eight rebounds, Johnson had 16 with senior guards Jeff Lorenson (Cannon Falls, Minn.) and Bryan chipping in 11 apiece.

PROBABLE STARTERS (based on previous game’s lineup)
Bemidji State (11-11, 7-6 NSIC)    Minnesota-Duluth (13-9, 9-4 NSIC)
G    #1 Stan Johnson    6-2    Sr.    G    #12 Matt Wiliams    6-3    Jr.
G    #11 Royce Bryan    6-0    Sr.    G    #24 Sean Seaman    6-6    Fr.
G    #10 Adam Daley    6-6    Jr.    C    #50 Jason Schneeweis    6-9    Sr.
F    #21 Charles Hanks    6-7    Jr.    F    #40 Joe Kornata    6-8    Fr.
F    #00 Jeff Lorenson    6-2    Sr.    F    #30 Nick Cheney    6-7    Jr.

BEAVER NOTES
Adam Daley has gone 11 straight with at least one three-point basket as he knocked down a career-high six trifectas on Saturday on his way to a game-best 23...Charles Hanks continued his hot scoring as he sits at 13-straight games of double-digits and hit for his third straight double-double after Friday’s game...Aaron Kallhoff netted a personal-best 27 on Friday as he has averaged 14.3 in his last four games...Kallhoff and Hanks were the first duo to score at least 20 in the same game since Hanks (20) and Terrance Watkins (22) accomplished that feat, Dec. 21, 2001 against Valley City State...With the 10 steals on Friday, BSU moves to 7-3 on the season when having more than 10...The +19 rebounding margin against the Dragons was BSU’s largest since a 34-13 (+21) edge on the glass against Valley City State, Nov. 27, 2000...The green and white fall to 9-4 when connecting on more than 10 three-pointers and 6-1 when totaling more than 20 assists as it had 21 on Saturday...The 17 three-pointers on Saturday was two shy of the league and school record set against UM-Morris (1/17/03)...After allowing their opponents to shoot better than 50 percent twice in the first 13 games of the season, the opposition has done that five of the last nine games...BSU has now hit at least one three-pointer in 167 straight games, including four or more in the last 53 contests and five or more in all 22 games this season...The Beavers have not scored fewer than 75 points in the last eight games and only scored under 70 on three occasions this season.

BEMIDJI STATE HEAD COACH JEFF GUIOT
(2nd Season at BSU - 28-22 (.560); 9th Season Overall - 182-92 (.664))
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 had a follow-up visit to the doctor last week, will not be able to play for the remainder of the season. He tore his ACL in practice prior to the UM-Duluth (1/11/03). Also, senior center Chris Wallin (Mesa, Ariz.), who sustained a stress fracture in his foot in that contest, saw limited minutes this past weekend.

THE BEMIDJI BOMBERS
Bemidji State has averaged 30.7 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 830. The Beavers went for a school and league-record 46 attempts in the 116-71 win over UM-Morris (1/17/03). 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 597 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 (1/17/03), BSU hit on 19 three’s, which tied the league mark and set a new school record. Against UM-Crookston (2/7/03), the Beavers connected on 17 trifectas, second-most on the season. In the conference, Bemidji State is on pace to connect on 205 three’s against NSIC opponents, which would break Southwest State’s mark of 163 set last season.

Displaying their marksmanship from three-point range, the Beavers have gone 167 straight games with at least one three-point basket. The last time BSU went without a trifecta was against Wayne State (NE), Feb. 1, 1997. BSU has hit on four three-pointers or more in the last 53 contests, including five+ in all 22 games in 2002-03. Individually, junior guard Adam Daley has hit from long-range in the last 11 games.

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 seven 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. 9th, BSU leads the country in three-pointers per contest with 10.8. This is the first week that it has been at that ranking. Also, it is second for a single-game high with 19 three-pointers and 12th with 116 points scored vs. Minnesota-Morris (1/17/03). Most recently against UM-Crookston (2/8/03), BSU hit on 17 trifectas, which is tied for eighth for a single-game high. BSU displayed its long-range accuracy against UW-Superior (12/2/02) as it went 65 percent (13 of 20), good for sixth in the Division II. With topping the century mark four times this season - the most since the 1993-94 campaign when it went for five - BSU is 20th in the country with 84.1 points per game.

Also, senior guard Royce Bryan is tied for ninth in the nation with an average of 2.8 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 55-97 (.362) and sports a 32-44 (.421) mark at home and a 23-53 (.303) 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 11 times in rebounding, which is the most on the club, and eight times in scoring. He is tops on the team in scoring (16.6 ppg), rebounding (7.1 rpg), field goal percentage (.520 - 154/296), blocks (16) and made field goals (154), fourth in total steals (21) and fifth in total assists (38) and three-point percentage (.323). The Beavers are 13-6 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 19.1 per game, which is third-best in the NSIC, and shooting 54.0 percent (101/187). In his last six games, he has averaged 21.8 per game and has gone for at least 25 in three of those contests. He went for his eighth career double-double with 20 points and 12 boards against MSU Moorhead (2/7/03) to cap a three-game stint for double-digit points and rebounds. The Chicago, Ill., native currently is riding a 13-game double-digit scoring streak.

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 fourth with 215 career assists as he moved past B.J. LaVelle (1996-99) this past weekend.

In 2002-03, Bryan is first on the squad in assists per game (3.9) 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 51 total steals, as he is tops in the league with 2.83 per game. That steals mark puts him tied for ninth 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. At one point, Bryan went five games in leading the team in steals. Also, the 6-1 guard is second on the squad in rebounding (3.5); tied for second in minutes per game (28.2), third in three-point percentage (.359 - 33/92); fourth in scoring (9.7) and three-pointers (33). In conference games, he has hit for an 11.0 points per game average. Earlier this season, Bryan hit on at least one three-pointer in a 13-game stretch.

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 (30.8) and total assists (78), second in total steals (37), three-point percentage (.375) and scoring (13.8), third in three-pointers (36) and rebounding (3.2). Johnson is tied with Hanks for the team lead with 18 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 (1/25/03) 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 (.794) and maintains a 82 percent clip (49/60) 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. The 6-7 guard netted a career-high 23 points along with six three-pointers in the game against UM-Crookston (2/8/03). On the season, Daley is first on the club in three-point field goal percentage (.445 - 53/119) as that mark is fourth in the league, and three-pointers (53). His 47.3 percent (80/169) mark from the floor is second on the team, 10.3 points per game is third and has tallied 10+ points in 13 games and gone for at least three boards in five of the last eight. In the 13 conference games this season, Daley has averaged 2.7 three-point field goals a game and has increased his scoring slightly (11.2). Daley has hit at least one three-point basket in 11 straight games.

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 (.833) from long-range is tied for first.

SCOUTING THE OPPONENT
vs. Minnesota-Duluth (13-9, 9-4 NSIC)
Head coach Gary Holquist enters his fifth year at the helm with a 66-51 (.564) overall record. The Bulldogs, which are picked to repeat as league champions, have turned things around since going 4-8 overall. Since then, they have won nine of ten including a current seven-game win streak. In their most recent outing, they took down the Dragons in Moorhead on Saturday, 82-72 in overtime and stand tied for third in the NSIC.

Jason Schneeweis ranks in the NSIC top-five in four categories: first in blocks (1.91), second in field goal percentage (.590) and rebounding (8.0) and fourth in scoring (17.6). Sean Seaman nets 12.4 per game and is the league’s second best assists man with a 4.64 average. Along with Schneeweis, Seaman (ninth) and Nick Cheney (eighth) are ranked among the best in the conference in field goal percentage. Dusty Decker has hit on 38 long-range bombs while Hudson Denny hits on 50 percent (20 of 40) of his trifectas.

The Bulldogs hold a 49 percent mark from the floor and edge out their opponents on the glass, 38.5 to 31.3, per game. In the league, UM-Duluth is first in field goal percentage and rebounding margin (+7.2) and second in scoring offense (79.2). However, its Achilles Heel may be at the charity stripe as it shoots a league-low 65 percent.

ALL-TIME SERIES: vs. Minnesota-Duluth 9-51**
The Bulldogs have taken the past two meetings after they grabbed a 86-69 victory in mid-January in Duluth, Minn. UM-Duluth went 55 percent from the floor while it held BSU to 24 of 68 (.353) shooting and 13 of 43 (.302) from three-point range. Jeff Lorenson poured in a career-high 21 points as he connected on five trifectas. The last six meetings have been split between the two. The Beavers are 4-25 on their home court since 1972. Head coach Jeff Guiot is 2-3 against UM-D.
In All-Time Series...
BSU Largest Margin of Victory:    16 (85-69, 2/18/98)
UM-D Largest Margin of Victory:    42 (88-36, 1/24/96)
BSU Highest Scoring Output:    85 (W, 85-69, 2/18/98)
UM-D Highest Scoring Output:    96 (W, 96-59, 2/15/95)
BSU Lowest Scoring Output:    36 (L, 88-36, 1/24/96)
UM-D Lowest Scoring Output:    54 (L, 62-54, 1/29/85)
**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 3.89 assists per game and if he keeps on that pace will total 89 on the season and 234 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. 215    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. 9): Stan Johnson is third in free throw percentage (.794 - 81/102), sixth in steals/game (1.76), eighth in assists/game (3.71), 11th in points/game (13.8), 16th in three-point field goal percentage (.375 - 36/96) and 21st in field goal percentage (.443 - 86/194); Charles Hanks is third in rebounds/game (7.1), fourth in blocks/game (0.73), fifth in points/game (16.6), seventh in field goal percentage (.520 - 154/296) and 27th in steals/game (0.95); Royce Bryan is first in steals/game (2.83), fifth in assists/game (3.89), 19th in three-point field goal percentage (.359 - 33/92) and 29th in points/game (9.7); Jeff Lorenson is 10th in assists/game (3.45), 17th in steals/game (1.18) and 20th in three-point field goal percentage (.353 - 41/116); Adam Daley is fourth in three-point field goal percentage (.445 - 53/119), 14th in field goal percentage (.473 (80/169) and 24th in points/game (10.3); Jason Bonde is 23rd in steals/game (1.07); and Aaron Kallhoff is 27th in assists/game (2.14).

BSU IN THE CONFERENCE
Through Feb. 9th 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 (84.1), three-pointers made per game (10.77); tied for first in scoring margin (+7.5); second in field goal percentage defense (.445 - 549/1235); third in field goal percentage (.464 - 657/1417) and free throw percentage (.719 - 299/416); and fifth in win/loss percentage (.500).

DOUBLE-DOUBLES
Through 22 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 (20 points-12 rebounds)    vs. MSU Moorhead, 2-7-03
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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