BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University men’s basketball team finished the 2012-13 regular season with a record of 15-11 overall and a 13-9 mark in league play to lock up the No. 3 seed in the North Division to earn the right to host the first round of the 2013 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC)/Sanford Health Men’s Basketball Tournament at 7 p.m. Wednesday at BSU Gymnasium.
The third-seeded Beavers draw Wayne State College (17-11; 11-11 NSIC), the No. 6 seed in the South Division, in the opening round of the tournament. A BSU win in the first round would advance the team to the semifinal round where it would play the winner of the No. 2 Winona State University (23-6; 17-5 NSIC) / No. 7 University of Mary 4-22; 3-19 NSIC) game in the quarterfinal round March 2 with the site and time to be determined.
Because this is a post-season event, previously issued passes or tickets will not be valid. The NSIC has established ticket prices for the game as follows: Adults: $10, Senior Citizens: $8, Students: $2 and Children under five are free. In addition, admission for BSU and Northwest Technical College students with a valid ID is free.
There will be no pre-sale for NSIC Tournament tickets. Tickets for the BSU-WSC game will officially go on sale when the doors open at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27.
The semifinals and championship will be March 8-9 at Taylor Arena in Rochester, Minn.
Those unable to attend the game, can watch the Beavers on KBSU Ch. 17, within the Bemidji. Minn. area, or online at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/bsu.portal#. The Beaver Radio Network will also broadcast the contest on 92.1 FM The River, locally, and online at www.beaverradionetwork.com.
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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).