|February 21, 2014||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||BSUM||UMDM|
|FG Percentage||.439 (25-57)||.556 (30-54)|
|3P FG Percentage||.158 (3-19)||.333 (7-21)|
|FT Percentage||.800 (12-15)||.824 (14-17)|
Schalow - 3
Coleman - 4
Zoelle - 2
DULUTH, Minn. (Romano Gymnasium) – The Bemidji State University men’s basketball team traveled to University of Minnesota Duluth and suffered an 81-65 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs Friday in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference battle at Romano Gymnasium. BSU drops to 18-7 overall and 15-6 in NSIC play.
BSU shot just 43.9 percent from the field and 15.8 percent from 3-point land, while it allowed Minnesota Duluth (11-14, 9-12 NSIC) to shoot 55.6 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from long range. The Beavers were outrebounded 32-26 and dished out just 10 assists.
The Beavers were led by 18 points and eight rebounds by senior forward Maxie Rosenbloom (St. Paul, Minn.). He shot 9-for-12 from the field. Junior Brock Lutes (G, Portland, Ore.) added 16 points and senior Zach Noreen (F, Avon, Minn.) totaled 15 points and seven rebounds.
The Beavers trailed 11-6 4:32 into the contest, but posted a 9-0 run, capped by a Rosenbloom offensive rebound and put-back to hand BSU the 15-11 lead with just over 10 minutes showing on the game clock.
The Bulldogs battled back, as a bucket by the home team ended a three minutes drought for both teams and the BSU lead was just two at 18-16 with 7:06 to play. An 8-4 Minnesota Duluth run handed the home team 24-22 advantage with 3:13 to play. The UMD lead went to 27-22 with 2:14 left, but with 1:26 showing on the game clock the game was tied 27-27. A Lutes 3-pointer as time expired lifted the Beavers to a slim 30-29 advantage heading to the locker room.
The second half was a back-and-forth affair until the Bulldogs went on a 5-0 run to take the 52-47 lead with 10:30 left in regulation. After a pair of Lutes free throws, the UMD advantage was again five at 62-57, but an 8-2 run by the Bulldogs lifted the home team to a 70-59 lead and just 3:29 showing on the game clock. The Beavers failed to respond and suffered the 16-point loss.
The Beavers already have a share of the NSIC North Title, but are looking for the No. 1 seed in the North in the NSIC/Sanford Health Men’s Basketball Tournament with a win Saturday at St. Cloud State University.
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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).