|January 17, 2015||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||CU||BSUM|
|FG Percentage||.431 (22-51)||.404 (23-57)|
|3P FG Percentage||.300 (6-20)||.464 (13-28)|
|FT Percentage||.667 (20-30)||.778 (7-9)|
Omot - 14
Mandli - 14
Elrod - 14
BEMIDJI, Minn. – Bemidji State men's basketball falls after a nail biter Saturday night at Sanford Center to Concordia University, St. Paul by a final score of 70-66.
Bemidji State moves its record to 7-9 overall and 3-9 in league play with the loss, while Concordia-St. Paul improves to 11-6 and 7-4 in conference action. The Beavers will return to action Jan. 23-24 as they hit the road for a four game stretch starting with Northern State University and Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Bemidji State Highlights
- Shane White led BSU with 14 points and seven rebounds while Clayton Elrod also scored 14 points on 4-of-8 three-point shooting to lead the team. Elrod’s 14 points is a new career-high, which beat a previous 13 points at Minnesota Duluth this season.
- Kaylor Zimmerman added 12 points on 4-of-5 three-point shooting.
- White, Elrod and Zimmerman made 10 three-pointers but combined to shoot just 5-of-16 inside the arc.
- Freshman Christian Pekarek led the team with a career-high eight rebounds, four assists and marked a new career-high five points in the Beavers loss to the Golden Bears.
- The Beavers shot 40.4 percent from the field and 46.4 from the arc. BSU finished the night going 7-of-9 from the foul line for a 77.8 percent rating.
Concordia-St. Paul Highlights
- Nuni Omot, Cole Olstad and Shea Mandli all had 14 points to lead Concordia as Olstad registered his second double-double in the last three games.
- Concordia senior guard Terez VanPelt scored eight points. VanPelt played 36 minutes, dishing out two assists with one turnover as Concordia turned the ball over only eight times while forcing 13.
- Keith Crockett led the squad with six steals in the game. He also scored eight points, going 1-of-1 from the floor and 6-of-10 from the foul line.
- Mandli's season-high in points led Concordia's bench, shooting 4-of-6 from the field and 6-of-10 from the foul line while adding six rebounds in a season-high 27 minutes.
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).