|February 13, 2016||1st||2nd||Final|
Minot State University
|Stats at a Glance||MINOT||BSUM|
|FG Percentage||.433 (26-60)||.444 (28-63)|
|3P FG Percentage||.474 (9-19)||.333 (9-27)|
|FT Percentage||.833 (20-24)||.737 (14-19)|
- 28||William Harvey
|Rebounds||Luis Ricci Maia
Tyler Rudolph - 7
- 6||DJ Anderson
- 5||Kaylor Zimmerman
Jordan Rhodes - 1
Ben Best - 1
DJ Anderson - 1
- 4||Jordan Rhodes
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- The Bemidji State University totaled four players in double-digit scoring Saturday night against Minot State University, but ultimately fell 81-79 at the BSU Gymnasium. The Beavers of BSU (10-14, 7-13 NSIC) honored seniors DJ Anderson, Irvin Womack and Kaylor Zimmerman on Senior Night before the game.
Anderson finished with his second double-double of the season while Will Harvey, Jordan Rhodes and Womack each also topped 10 points scoring. Harvey also recorded his second double-double of the season with 10 rebounds. Bemidji State excelled on both ends of the court during the first half, shooting 51.7 percent and holding Minot State to 33.3 percent. The roles flipped in the second half as MSU completed a comeback for the win.
Minot State jumped to an early five-point lead over Bemidji State, its largest lead of the first half. Freshman Calvin Harrington made the most of his only first half field goal, sinking a 3-pointer to grab a two-point lead. MSU took the lead twice more over the next two minutes before BSU held the advantage through the rest of the first half.
An 8-0 run late in the half gave Bemidji State a 32-23 lead as Anderson stepped up with the shot clock running down and sank a shot from long range. The run-capping score allowed BSU to take its first double-digit lead four minutes later. Minot State was able to convert a shot from behind the arc in the final seconds of the half. Bemidji State entered the locker room with a 41-33 lead.
Minot State opened the second half on a 10-0 run to regain the lead less than three minutes in. Bemidji State missed two field goals and turned the ball over twice to allow MSU to take the lead. The score remained within two points of either team until 8:17 left in the game when sophomore Christian Pekarek and Harvey made a 3-pointer and a layup, respectively, to go ahead, 62-59. MSU broke the 14th tie of the game to take a one-point advantage with just over one minute left in the game.
Bemidji State missed a 3-point opportunity to grab the lead again following Minot State’s go-ahead score. A basket on the other end allowed MSU to sink free throws and seal the game.
Harvey led Bemidji State with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Anderson added 17 points and 11 assists. Rhodes scored 12 points and Womack totaled 11.
Bemidji State finished the game shooting 44.4 percent (28-63) from the field while Minot State shot 43.3 percent (26-60). Both teams converted nine 3-pointers but Minot State sank more shots from the charity stripe than Bemidji State, 20-14.
Bemidji State travels for its last weekend of regular season action while visiting Minnesota State University Moorhead Feb. 19 and Northern State University Feb. 20.
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).