|December 20, 2013||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||UMCMBB||BSUM|
|FG Percentage||.393 (24-61)||.685 (37-54)|
|3P FG Percentage||.400 (8-20)||.609 (14-23)|
|FT Percentage||.833 (5-6)||.938 (15-16)|
Hughes - 3
Redd - 3
Farrington - 2
Hervy - 2
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) – Senior guard Jake Schalow knocked down seven 3-pointers and totaled a career-high 30 points to guide the Bemidji State University men's basketball team to a program record 68.5 percent shooting night Friday in a 103-61 home victory versus University of Minnesota Crookston.
BSU went 37-of-54 (68.5%) from the field to establish the new program high. The previous performance was a 66 percent (35-of-53) shooting night at University of Minnesota Duluth Jan. 3, 2011. BSU also shot 14-for-23 (60.9%) from 3-point land and hit on 15-of-16 (93.8%) attempts from the free throw line. The 100-point performance was the 60th in program history and the second under second-year head coach Mike Boschee. BSU scored 38 points in the paint and 23 points off 14 UMC turnovers. Bemidji State added a season-high 25 assists and turned the ball over just 11 times.
Schalow recorded 30 points on 10-of-13 (76.9%) shooting from the field, that included a impressive 7-for-8 (87.5%) evening from beyond the arc. He hit 3-of-3 from the charity stripe. The senior also added three assists, three rebounds and a steal. Senior forward Zach Noreen (Avon, Minn.) recorded his second near-triple-double of the season with 16 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, while also adding four blocks and two steals. Junior Brock Lutes (G, Portland, Ore.) totaled 19 points, six rebounds and three assists.
BSU struggled in the first two minutes and faced a 5-1 deficit, but a Schalow 3-pointer with 17:28 left got the team started and began an 11-0 run, which handed the home team a 12-5 lead, capped by a senior forward Maxie Rosenbloom (St. Paul, Minn.) 3-point play.
UMC was able to hang with the Beavers through the first 12 minutes of the opening half, as the Golden Eagles trailed by just one at 23-22 with 8:44 left. The BSU lead quickly went to 10 at 32-22 with 4:17 remaining and then hit a first half high of 17 when Schalow knocked down his sixth 3-pointer of the frame with just five ticks left to open a Beaver lead of 48-31 heading into the locker room.
BSU hit 7-of-12 (58.3%) on 3-pointers in the first half, guided by Schalow’s 6-of-7 half.
The Beaver advantage hit 21 on four straight points from Lutes, which included a dunk to put BSU ahead 53-31 just 48 seconds into the half. Bemidji State would go on to shoot a cool 74.1 percent from the field in the second half, en route to the 42-point victory.
Bemidji State concludes a three-game homestand after the New Year when Winona State University and Upper Iowa University visits BSU Gymnasium Jan. 3-4.
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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).