|December 13, 2014||1st||2nd||Final|
Wayne State (Neb.)
|Stats at a Glance||BSUM||WSCM|
|FG Percentage||.508 (30-59)||.431 (28-65)|
|3P FG Percentage||.450 (9-20)||.368 (7-19)|
|FT Percentage||.600 (18-30)||.708 (17-24)|
Fischer - 4
Anderson - 1
Fischer - 1
WAYNE, Neb. – Bemidji State University men’s basketball team snapped its three-game losing streak to end its first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference road series at Wayne State College. The Beavers held onto their lead with a late comeback by the Wildcats for an 87-80 victory.
Bemidji State, now 6-3 overall and 2-3 in NSIC action will be back in action Dec. 19 as it travels to rival University of Minnesota Crookston for a 7 p.m. tip off before entering the holiday break. The Wildcats drop to 2-8 overall and 0-5 in NSIC play.
The Beavers outshot Wayne State, as they were 50.8 percent from the field and 45 percent from three-range, while the Wildcats finished 43.1 percent from the field and a 36.8 rating from the arch. Wayne State held a 40-37 edge in rebounding. Both teams dished out 14 assists.
- Brock Lutes earned his first double-double of the season to lead the Beavers with 27 points and 11 rebounds. Lutes scored 13 points in the first half shooting 5-of-9 from the field.
- DJ Anderson came off the bench to tie a season and career-high 15 points. Anderson led the team in steals with five.
- Rounding out double-digit scoring was Ben Best and Alexander Sattley with 10 points each.
- The game marks the third time the Beavers have score over 80 points in a game this season.
- BSU ended the night tallying 11 steals and three blocks against the Wildcats.
- Wayne State was led by Joel Heesch scoring a career-high 23 points as he shot 8-of-12 from the field and added one three point shot and put down six free throws.
- Jordan Holdsworth and Jordan Cornelius tied for second on the team scoring 13 points each with Trae VandeBerg adding 11.
- Freshman guard Tyler Nagy led Wayne State in assists with five while Heesch finished with three steals.
- WSC took advantage at the free throw line with a 70.8 percent rating to put down 17-of-24.
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).