|November 03, 2016||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||BSUM||MINN|
|FG Percentage||.353 (24-68)||.469 (30-64)|
|3P FG Percentage||.259 (7-27)||.211 (4-19)|
|FT Percentage||.400 (4-10)||.594 (19-32)|
Dibble - 1
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Williams Arena) -- Freshman Jai’Vionne Green wasted no time making his mark with Bemidji State University men’s basketball Thursday night in an 83-59 loss to University of Minnesota. Green recorded a team high 18 points and seven rebounds, which helped the Beavers to a lead through late in the first half.
Senior Will Harvey came out of the gates hot, scoring seven of the team’s first nine points, before finishing the game with nine. An attack of 3-pointers guided BSU to a game-high seven-point lead over Minnesota. Four of BSU’s eight field goals to start the game came as 3-pointers, each coming from different Beavers. Freshman Peyton Dibble hit his first 3-pointer of the game to give BSU a 20-13 lead with 10:27 to go in the first half.
The Beavers did not allow the Gophers to a lead until 2:52 remaining in the first half. Minnesota finished the first half on an 11-2 run to gain control of the game and a 38-29 halftime lead. Bemidji State failed to make another 3-point shot until early in the second half.
Bemidji State pulled within six points four times in the final period, but Minnesota went on a 17-6 run following the final six-point deficit to pull away to a 65-48 lead. Green finished the second half with 15 points.
Bemidji State and Minnesota finished the exhibition schedule for BSU. The Beavers begin the regular season Friday, Nov. 11 with a trip to Wisconsin Dells, Wis., for a pair of games. BSU first plays Lindenwood University at 5:30 p.m. followed by a tilt versus University of Central Missouri on Saturday, Nov. 12.
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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).