Bemidji State’s Spencer Carter to Serve One-Game Suspension
Monday, February 28, 2005
BEMIDJI, Minn. - Bemidji State University men’s basketball head coach Patrick Smith announced today that he has suspended junior forward Spencer Carter (Chicago, Ill.) for one game due to an incident that took place on the court during Saturday’s (Feb. 26) season finale at Concordia University-St. Paul.

The decision was made early Monday and will cost the team Carter’s duties during Wednesday night’s Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Tournament first round game.

“Spencer Carter plays hard for us and has had a great first season at BSU.” Smith added, “Young people make mistakes just as coaches and other people do and this a good opportunity for him to learn from that mistake.”

Smith and Carter will have no further comment on the situation.

The Beavers wrapped up second place in the NSIC standings last weekend finishing the conference regular season with a record of 10-4 while the team posted an overall record of 16-11. A runner-up position in the standings this year coupled with a regular season championship last winter marks the first time since the team posted back-to-back second place seasons in 1971-72 and 1972-73 that the Beavers have finished in one of the top two spots in consecutive seasons. As the No. 2 seed in the upcoming NSIC Red Baron Classic, BSU will host No. 7 University of Minnesota-Crookston at 7:00 p.m. at the BSU Gymnasium.