|November 26, 2016||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||UWS||BSUM|
|FG Percentage||.381 (24-63)||.603 (41-68)|
|3P FG Percentage||.500 (9-18)||.529 (9-17)|
|FT Percentage||.714 (10-14)||.813 (13-16)|
Pekarek - 3
Nik Keller - 1
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- For the first time since 2014, the Bemidji State University men's basketball team scored over 100 points in Saturday night's 104-67 win against University of Wisconsin-Superior from BSU Gymnasium. Six Beavers (1-3) student-athletes reached double-digit scoring, led by a career-high 26 points from junior guard Sharif Black.
The team’s scoring performance was the second highest in the Mike Boschee era, as the Beavers previously scored 122 points in Boschee’s first season with the team in 2012. The win against the Yellowjackets was the Beavers’ best shooting performance of the season with 60.3 percent shooting from the field, as a season best 22 total assists were dished out.
Black scored 14 of his 26 points in the first half while senior forward Shane White scored all 12 of his points in the second half. Junior guard Christian Pekarek also reached double-digit scoring in the second half with 11 and finished with 14 for the game.
The Beavers began to pull away midway through the first half with a 22-2 run. Black played a big role in the run while sinking two shots, including one 3-pointer, and converted two-of-two free throw attempts. He also added two steals, one assist and one rebound during the stretch. The 34-12 lead with 8:49 to go in the half was the largest for BSU in the opening period. Bemidji State forced UW-Superior to 10 first-half turnovers that led to 17 points. The Beavers also scored 28 points in the paint during the first half.
After a 48-29 halftime lead, BSU was able to pull away to a 30-point lead with 5:14 to go in the game as Black laid in a basket from senior forward Ben Best. The Beavers held the Yellowjackets scoreless over the final two and a half minutes of the game to eventually finish the win with a game-high lead of 37 points.
Bemidji State closes its non-conference schedule Tuesday, Nov. 29 at home against Northland College. The Beavers and Lumberjacks tip off at 6 p.m. from BSU Gymnasium.
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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).