|January 09, 2016||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||UMD||BSUM|
|FG Percentage||.531 (26-49)||.475 (29-61)|
|3P FG Percentage||.500 (8-16)||.440 (11-25)|
|FT Percentage||.800 (32-40)||.700 (14-20)|
Newton - 26
BEMIDJI, Minn. (Sanford Center) -- The Bemidji State University men's basketball team fell to the University of Minnesota Duluth, 92-83, Saturday afternoon at Sanford Center. D.J. Anderson led the Beavers (6-7, 3-6 NSIC) in scoring with a career-high 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting against the Bulldogs (12-3, 8-1 NSIC).
The Beavers opened the game with a stroke from long range, sinking four 3-pointers in taking a game-high 10-point lead, 20-10. After the Bulldogs sank a jumper on the following possession, the junior William Harvey again put the Beavers up by a double-digit mark. Six missed shots over the next seven attempts, including three missed 3-pointers, led to Minnesota Duluth’s first lead of the game. Harvey, with two of his 19 points on the day, scored for BSU’s final lead of the game, 37-33, with 2:45 left in the first half.
Anderson scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half to keep Bemidji State hanging around. He scored five consecutive points for the Beavers while freshman Calvin Harrington sank a 3-pointer, assisted by Christian Pekarek, to decrease the deficit to one point. The Bulldogs followed with a 13-2 run to keep the Beavers at bay. UMD converted 13 of its final 15 points from the free throw line.
Four Beavers scored in double-digits including Anderson and Harvey, while Irvin Womack added 14 points and Ben Best rounded out Beavers with 12. Bemidji State shot 47.5 percent (29-61) from the field including 44 percent (11-25) from three-point range but failed to match Minnesota Duluth who shot 53.1 percent (26-49) from the field. The Beavers led the Bulldogs in points in the paint, 32-28, and second-chance points, 11-6.
Bemidji State wraps up its alumni weekend at the Sanford Center while hosting St. Cloud State University. The Beavers will look to avoid a season sweep to the Huskies while tipping of at 3 p.m.
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).