Beavers Men's Basketball releases 2016-17 schedule

Beavers Men's Basketball releases 2016-17 schedule
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Beavers Men's Basketball releases 2016-17 schedule

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Bemidji State University men’s basketball Head Coach Mike Boschee released the 2016-17 schedule today, which includes 22 conference, five non-conference and two exhibition matchups. The Beavers begin this season’s campaign Oct. 28 with an exhibition at University of Northern Iowa.

Following the sixth matchup all-time between BSU and UNI (third exhibition), Bemidji State will travel to University of Minnesota (Nov. 3) for its final exhibition. The Beavers and Gophers have met two times prior, both in exhibition play at UM. BSU begins the official season with a two-day tournament at Wisconsin Dells, Wis., versus Lindenwood University (Nov. 11) and University of Central Missouri (Nov. 12). Bemidji State closes out its road non-conference schedule with a trip to St. Paul, Minn., to face Concordia University-St. Paul (Nov. 17).

The Beavers begin action at the BSU Gymnasium versus Northland College (Nov. 18) before finishing their non-conference schedule against University of Wisconsin-Superior (Nov. 26).

Bemidji State travels to University of Minnesota Duluth (Dec. 2) and St. Cloud State University (Dec. 3) for the first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference games of the season. After hosting Northern State University (Dec. 9) and Minnesota State University Moorhead (Dec. 10), BSU will finish the calendar year on the road at University of Minnesota Crookston (Dec. 15), University of Upper Iowa (Dec. 30) and Winona State University (Dec. 31).

The month of January features seven of nine games at home for Bemidji State, including three to be played at the Sanford Center. The Beavers close out the conference series against the Huskies (Jan. 6) and Bulldogs (Jan. 7) before hosting the Golden Eagles (Jan. 10) at the Sanford Center. University of Sioux Falls (Jan. 13) and Southwest Minnesota State University (Jan. 14) end a five-game home stand for Bemidji State, with both games to be played at BSU Gymnasium. BSU heads west for a North Dakota road trip against Minot State University (Jan. 20) and University of Mary (Jan. 21) for their only road matchups of the month. The Beavers and Golden Bears (Jan. 27) meet for the second time of the season before playing Minnesota State University, Mankato (Jan. 28) in a home weekend series.

The final road trip of the season has Bemidji State traveling to Wayne State University (Feb. 3), Augustana University (Feb. 4), MSU Moorhead (Feb. 10) and Northern State (Feb. 11). The Beavers conclude the regular season at home against U-Mary (Feb. 17) and Minot State (Feb. 18).

The top four teams of each NSIC division will host the first round of the conference tournament on their home courts before the NSIC Tournament moves to Sioux Falls, S.D., for the quarterfinal through finals matchups.

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).