November 17, 20121st2ndFinal
Bemidji State192241
Metro State244367
Stats at a GlanceBSUMMSU
FG Percentage.349 (15-43) .532 (25-47)
3P FG Percentage.364 (4-11) .455 (5-11)
FT Percentage.583 (7-12) .800 (12-15)
Offensive Rebounds107
Defensive Rebounds1722
Total Rebounds2729
Turnovers2211
Steals514
Bench Points2311
LeadersBSUMMSU
PointsNoreen - 11
Nicholas Kay - 14
ReboundsCrockrell - 6
Jonathan Morse - 8
AssistsCrockrell - 4
Mitch McCarron - 7
StealsEdwards - 2
Brandon Jefferson - 6
BlocksRongstad - 1
Nicholas Kay - 1
Mitch McCarron - 1
Jonathan Morse - 1
Beavers fall to No. 5 Metro State 67-41
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Beavers fall to No. 5 Metro State 67-41

WINONA, Minn. (McCown Gymnasium) – The Bemidji State University men's basketball team fell 67-41 to No. 5 Metro State University Saturday in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference/Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Challenge in Winona, Minn. on the campus of Winona State University.

The Beavers traded buckets with the nationally-ranked Roadrunners for the first four minutes, trailing 4-3. Metro State then went on a 7-3 run to own an 11-6 lead with 11:53 remaining in the first half. BSU battled back with a 5-0 stretch that included a 3-pointer from newcomer Tor Anderson (So., G, Savage, Minn.).

The Roadrunners battled back and ran out to a nine-point advantage at 22-13 with 5:48 remaining, but a 6-0 BSU run placed the Beavers within three at 22-19 with just under two minutes remaining. BSU would fail to score the rest of the frame and MSU held a 24-19 lead at the break. Junior Zach Noreen (F, Avon, Minn.) guided the Beavers with six points in the first 20 minutes.

The Beavers got within three early in the second half, but Metro State proved its No. 5 ranking by going on a 13-2 run that ticked four minutes off the game clock to open a 37-23 lead. BSU would fail to get any closer than 12 the rest of the way as the lead went to 21 at 53-32 with 8:13 remaining, en route to the 67-41 victory.

Noreen finished with a team-high 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the field. The Beavers shot 34.9 percent from the field, while Roadrunners shot 53.2 percent from the field.

The Beavers will get back to Bemidji, Minn. just to turn around to head to Michigan for two nonconference contests Nov. 20-21 against Michigan Tech University and Finlandia University, respectively.

For more information on the Bemidji State men’s basketball program, follow the Beavers on Twitter (@BSUHoops or @BSUBeavers), like them on Facebook (facebook.com/Bemidji-State-Basketball or facebook.com/BSUBeavers) or sign up for the TXTUpdates from BSUBeavers.com text-messaging system through the "Mulitmedia" pull down menu on the main page of BSUBeavers.com.

Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).

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