|February 10, 2017||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||BSUM||MSUM|
|FG Percentage||.545 (30-55)||.661 (41-62)|
|3P FG Percentage||.400 (8-20)||.500 (11-22)|
|FT Percentage||.526 (10-19)||.600 (9-15)|
Bader - 6
Lien - 5
Dibble - 2
Black - 2
MOORHEAD, Minn. – The Bemidji State University men’s basketball team fell to No. 24 Minnesota State University, Moorhead Friday night in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play. The Beavers, 9-15 (7-12 NSIC), were led by freshman Jai’Vionne Green who tallied 16 points in the game.
The No. 24 Dragons opened the first half with a 11-2 scoring run but the Beavers were able to get back within one at 13-14. However, that’s how close Bemidji State would come to gaining a lead over MSU-Moorhead as the Dragons finished the first half 30-17 and took a 44-30 lead into halftime. Freshman Lucas Wendt led the Beavers in scoring during the half with six points while four other Beavers scored four points. Bemidji State shot 56.5 percent (13-fo-23) from the field but the Dragons shot 60.0 percent (18-of-30).
The top-ranked team in the NSIC North Division proved to be too much for the Beavers and outscored BSU 58-48 in the final half to cruise to a 102-78 victory. Bemidji State shot 54.5 percent (30-of-55) from the field but couldn’t match the Dragons at 66.1 percent (41-of-62) including 71.9 percent (23-of-32) in the second half.
Green led the Beavers with 12 points in the second half and finished with a team-high 16 points while Shane White and Lucas Wendt followed with 13 and 12 points, respectively, off the bench. White and Logan Bader led the team with six rebounds but MSU-Moorhead out-rebounded the Beavers 32-24.
Five Dragons scored double-digits during the game but were led by Tanner Kretchman who scored a game-high 19 points on eight-of-nine shooting.
Bemidji State continues its road trip by traveling to Aberdeen, S.D., to face Norther State University tomorrow. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooden region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, BSU 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).