Haake selected as NSIC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
Monday, January 12, 2009

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Bemidji State University junior guard Seth Haake (Eden Prairie, Minn.) has been selected as the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for his efforts in BSU’s three game sweep of Dickinson State and NSIC foes Concordia University, St. Paul and St. Cloud State University, league officials today announced.

Haake led the Beavers to its first 3-0 week under third year head coach Matt Bowen and the first since the 2005-06 (Jan. 20-Feb. 4, 2006) season as he averaged 20.0 points and 6.7 rebounds while shooting a jaw dropping 60-percent (21-35) from the floor, 42.9-percent (6-14) from behind the arc and 92.3-percent (12-13) from the charity stripe.

In BSU’s 99-97 triple overtime win over Dickinson State on Tuesday, Jan. 6 he scored 16 points on 6-of-13 (.462) from the field. Haake then scored a team-high 21 points on 6-of-8 from the field, 3-of-3 from the three-point line and 6-of-7 from the free-throw line while grabbing a team-high seven rebounds in a 90-75 win over Concordia University, St. Paul on Friday.

He saved his best for last against St. Cloud State, Haake tallied his third 20-point game of the season, posting a career-high 23 points while grabbing seven rebounds on a career-best 9-of-14 from the field (.643) as he helped the Beavers earn a 69-66 win over No. 24 St. Cloud State snapping a 14-game losing skid to the Huskies dating back to Dec. 2, 1993. The win over No. 24 SCSU marks the Beavers’ first win over a nationally-ranked opponent this season and the first under head coach Matt Bowen.

The lone Beaver to start all 15 games this season, Haake is averaging a team-high 12.3 points and 1.5 steals while adding 5.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. His .496 shooting percentage (61-123) ranks third among his teammates and his .882 (45-51) free-throw percentage is tops on the team.

The award is the first of its kind for Haake and is the first since Derik Hollyfield was named NSIC Player of the Week on Jan. 9, 2006.

The Beavers are 6-9 overall and 4-4 in NSIC play. The team is back in action this weekend as it travels to Northern State and University of Mary. The Beavers battle NSU Friday night at Wachs Arena while attempting to knock off UM Saturday at the Activity Center. Each game is set for an 8 p.m. tip-off.

Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).