|February 12, 2016||1st||2nd||Final|
University of Mary
|Stats at a Glance||MARY||BSUM|
|FG Percentage||.484 (30-62)||.484 (31-64)|
|3P FG Percentage||.176 (3-17)||.385 (10-26)|
|FT Percentage||.900 (18-20)||.556 (5-9)|
- 33||Jordan Rhodes
- 7||Jordan Rhodes
- 4||DJ Anderson
- 3||Shane White
- 3||Ben Best
Shane White - 1
Irvin Womack - 1
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- Despite sophomore Jordan Rhodes recording career highs with 28 points and 11 rebounds, the Bemidji State University men's basketball team fell to University of Mary, 81-77, Friday night at BSU Gymnasium. The Beavers (10-13, 7-12 NSIC) totaled 10 shots from behind the arc against the Marauders (15-10, 10-9 NSIC).
Rhodes previously scored 17 points as a career-high and totaled that amount in the second half Friday night alone. After scoring 10 points in the opening period, he put up 18 in the second on seven field goals. Rhodes finished shooting 11-of-20 from the field and 4-of-7 from behind the arc for his best shooting performance with the Beavers. His double-double is his first with BSU.
Bemidji State and U-Mary within six points throughout the first half as BSU went on a 9-0 run over a 1:17 stretch in the period to take a 9-4 lead. BSU continued to hold the lead while holding the largest margin over U-Mary, 16-10, with 13:32 in the half. Two missed 3-pointers and one turnover allowed the Marauders to regain the lead by one. U-Mary would only extend the lead to three points while BSU headed into halftime with a 37-36 advantage. Womack led the Beavers in scoring through the first half with 11 points.
BSU forced three missed shots by U-Mary coming out of the break to take a quick 44-36, the largest lead of the night for either team. U-Mary fought back to regain the lead with 14:47 to go in the game. Junior Will Harvey and freshman Calvin Harrington followed the Marauders’ lead by scoring a layup and 3-pointer, respectively, to take the lead for another two minutes. U-Mary took advantage of several missed BSU shots by converting points on the other end. The Marauders again took the lead for two minutes before the Beavers went up, 67-65, with under 10 minutes to play.
Rhodes began a final push to hold on to the lead for BSU as he sank a jumper from Womack to take a three-point lead. Harrington slammed home an alley-oop dunk from Womack while junior Ben Best later pushed the lead to six with an offensive rebound tip-in. The Marauders answered by making their next three shots and forcing the Beavers to miss their next two. Each team then held a lead as the final minute approached.
Bemidji State had an opportunity to take the lead or tie the game for the 12th time with 40 seconds to go, but Rhodes missed a jumped to force the team to foul. U-Mary sank its free throws to seal the game.
Womack followed Rhodes in scoring with 13 points while Harrington and Harvey recorded 12 and 11, respectively. Womack also followed Rhodes in rebounds to lead the team with seven. Both teams finished shooting 48.4 percent from the field, while BSU shot 38.5 percent (10-26) from behind the arc. The Marauders outscored the Beavers in the paint, 44-38, while also taking advantage of second-chance points, 13-6.
Bemidji State celebrates Senior Day tomorrow while hosting Minot State University at 6 p.m. DJ Anderson, Womack and Kaylor Zimmerman will be recognized as the seniors on the 2015-16 Beavers team.
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).