Beavers drop heartbreaker in NSIC Tournament opener to Vikings, 88-72

A first-half comeback set up the Bemidji State University men’s basketball team for a heartbreaking loss to Augustana University Wednesday night, 88-72, in the opening round of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Tournament in Sioux Falls, S.D. The Beavers came back from an 18-point deficit in the first half to take the lead multiple times, but the program’s season was ended after late Vikings runs.


Men's Hoops opens NSIC Tournament Wednesday at Augustana

The 2018 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Tournament tips off at 8 p.m. Wednesday as the Bemidji State University men’s basketball program travels to face Augustana University in Sioux Falls, S.D. The Beavers finished the regular season with the number four seed in the NSIC North Division while the Vikings secured the number five seed in the NSIC South Division and a home playoff game following the final weekend of the regular season.


MiSU comes alive in second half to down BSU, 80-71

Sophomore guard Jai’Vionne Green led the Bemidji State University men’s basketball team in scoring Saturday night at Minot State Univeristy, despite falling to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division opponent, 80-71. MiSU came alive in the second half to down BSU, despite Green scoring 11 second-half points.


Senior duo help Beavers pull out 67-59 win to secure NSIC North fourth seed

The Bemidji State University men’s basketball senior duo of Sharif Black and Christian Pekarek combined for 36 points Friday night to help the team pull out a 67-59 win against University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D. Sophomore forward Logan Bader chipped in his third double-double of the season to help the Beavers (12-14, 9-12 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) secure the NSIC North Division four seed while splitting the season series against the Marauders (5-20, 3-18 NSIC).


Bemidji State travels to North Dakota for final weekend of 2017-18

The Bemidji State University men’s basketball program travels Feb. 16-17 to face University of Mary and Minot State University for the final regular season games of the 2017-18 season. BSU begins the weekend Friday at 8 p.m. against U-Mary in Bismarck, N.D., followed by the regular season finale Saturday at 6 p.m. against MiSU in Minot, N.D.


Beavers drop exhibition at No. 25 Bluejays after hot start

The Bemidji State University men’s basketball team provided a tough outing during the first 10 minutes of action Tuesday night against Division I No. 25 Creighton University, but dropped the exhibition, 94-46, in Omaha, Neb. Senior guard Sharif Black scored 13 points to lead the Beavers (11-14), scoring all in the first half against the Bluejays (19-7).


Men's Hoops travels to Creighton for late-season exhibition

The Bemidji State University men’s basketball program opens a three-game road trip to finish the 2017-18 regular season with an exhibition at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. The Beavers and Bluejays meet for the first time ever with tip-off set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13.


Black scores season-high 25 points on Senior Night in loss to Wolves

Senior guard Sharif Black set a season high in scoring during Bemidji State University men’s basketball’s senior night in a 104-76 loss to No. 12 Northern State University at BSU Gymnasium. Black finished the game with 25 points while fellow senior Christian Pekarek led the Beavers (11-14, 8-12 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) with five assists against the Wolves (25-3, 18-2 NSIC).


BSU takes first season sweep over MSUM since 2003-04 with 80-73 win

The Bemidji State University men’s basketball program secured its first season sweep over Minnesota State University Moorhead since the 2003-04 season with an 80-73 victory Friday night at BSU Gymnasium. Sophomore forward Logan Bader led the way for the Beavers (11-13, 8-11 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) after totaling his second double-double of the season with 22 points and 12 rebounds to overtake the Dragons (6-19, 4-15 NSIC).


Bemidji State hosts Northern State, MSU Moorhead in final home weekend

The Bemidji State University men’s basketball program finishes its 2017-18 home slate with a doubleheader against Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North opponents, Minnesota State University Moorhead and Northern State University. The Beavers open the weekend Friday at 8 p.m. against the Dragons followed by Senior Day Saturday at 6 p.m. at BSU Gymnasium.


Men's Hoops falls as Vikings pull away, 92-66

Senior guard Sharif Black topped 20 points for the second straight night as Bemidji State University men’s basketball fell to Augustana University, 92-66, Saturday at BSU Gymnasium. Black scored 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field, as the Beavers fall to 10-12 overall and 7-10 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and the Vikings improve to 13-10 overall and 8-9 in the NSIC.


All-around game leads Beavers to win Friday night against Wildcats

The guard trio of Sharif Black, Jai’Vionne Green and Christian Pekarek combined for over 60 points with at least 20 each as the Bemidji State University men’s basketball team took down Wayne State College, 91-70, Friday night at BSU Gymnasium. Large runs early in both the first and second half guided the Beavers (10-12, 7-10 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) to a weekend-opening win against the Wildcats (12-13, 7-10 NSIC).


Beavers to begin final two home weekends versus Wildcats, Vikings

The Bemidji State University men’s basketball team finishes up its contests against Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference South Division opponents Friday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, Feb. 3 as it hosts Wayne State College and Augustana University. The Beavers and Wildcats begin the weekend Friday at 8 p.m. followed by the weekend finale Saturday at 6 p.m. against the Vikings.


Beavers split NSIC South weekend after 87-70 loss at Mavericks

The battle on the boards created a difficult task for Bemidji State University men’s basketball Saturday night during an 87-70 loss to Minnesota State University, Mankato at Taylor Center in Mankato, Minn. Senior guard Christian Pekarek led the Beavers (9-11, 6-9 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) in scoring for the second straight night with 17 points against the Mavericks (17-4, 13-2 NSIC).


Bemidji State grits out 82-76 win at Concordia-St. Paul Friday night

Senior guard Christian Pekarek came up clutch for the Bemidji State University men’s basketball team Friday night during an 82-76 win at Concordia University-St. Paul inside the Gangelhoff Center in St. Paul, Minn. Pekarek held the hot hand late as he finished with a career-high 27 points to lift the Beavers to 9-11 overall and 6-9 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.


Men's Hoops to take on Golden Bears, Mavericks this weekend

The Bemidji State University men’s basketball team heads to Concordia University-St. Paul and Minnesota State University Friday, Jan. 26 and 27 to wrap up a road-heavy January schedule. The Beavers begin the weekend against the Golden Bears at 8 p.m. Friday at Gangelhoff Center followed by the weekend finale against the Mavericks at 6 p.m. Saturday at Stewart Center.


U-Mary outlasts Bemidji State in overtime thriller, 88-80

Regulation time was not enough for Bemidji State University and University of Mary men’s basketball Saturday night as BSU fell in an overtime thriller, 87-80, at BSU Gymnasium. Senior guard Sharif Black led the Beavers (8-10, 5-8 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) with 24 points for the second straight night and reached the 1,000-point plateau in his collegiate career.


Hot shooting leads Bemidji State to 80-73 win over (RV) Minot State

All five Bemidji State University men’s basketball starters contributed in a hot shooting night to overcome (RV) Minot State University, 80-73, Friday night at BSU Gymnasium. Senior guard Sharif Black set a season-high 24 points with five assists while sophomore forward Logan Bader tied a season-high 18 points as the Beavers improve to 8-10 overall and 5-8 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.


Beavers welcome in Minot State and U-Mary for lone January home games

The Bemidji State University men’s basketball program hosts its only home games of January on Friday and Saturday in the first season meetings against Minot State University and University of Mary. The Beavers of BSU meet the Beavers of MiSU for the 21st time Friday night before the Beavers and Marauders play for the 24th time in the series history.


Beavers unable to tame Mustangs in 78-72 loss Saturday night

The final two minutes of Saturday night’s Bemidji State University men’s basketball game against Southwest Minnesota State University decided the program’s fate in a 78-72 loss in Marshall, Minn. With a split on the weekend, the Beavers fall to 7-10 overall and 4-7 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference while the Mustangs improve to 13-5 overall and 9-3 in the league.


Men’s Hoops takes 1,000th win in program history over Sioux Falls, 74-68

It was nearly 96 years to the day that the Bemidji State University men’s basketball program grabbed program win number 1,000 in a 72-68 victory at University of Sioux Falls Friday night in Sioux Falls, S.D. Senior guard Sharif Black, with a team-high 18 points, and sophomore forward Logan Bader, with his second career double-double, helped the Beavers (7-9, 4-7 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) reach the program milestone with a quick start to being the weekend.


Beavers travel to face Cougars and Mustangs in interdivisional games

The Bemidji State University men’s basketball program travels Friday and Saturday to conclude a four-game road trip while facing University of Sioux Falls and Southwest Minnesota State University. The Beavers open the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference South Division games at 8 p.m. Jan. 12 against the Cougars followed by the finale at 7 p.m. Jan. 13 against the Mustangs.


Men’s Hoops falls to Minnesota Duluth in season-series finale Saturday

The scoring duo of senior guard Christian Pekarek and freshman forward Derek Thompson combined for 31 points for Bemidji State University men’s basketball Saturday night during a 62-57 loss to University of Minnesota Duluth. Neither the Beavers (6-9, 3-7 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) nor the Bulldogs (6-8, 3-6 NSIC) led by more than five points during the entire game.


Beavers stumble after Huskies rally for 77-72 win in St. Cloud, Minn.

Senior guard Sharif Black scored at least 20 points for the second time in the Bemidji State University men’s basketball team’s last three games, but it wasn’t enough Friday night as St. Cloud State University rallied back to hand BSU a 77-72 loss at Halenbeck Hall. Black finished with a team-high 21 points for the Beavers (6-8, 3-6 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference), and added seven rebounds and seven assists to end with a season sweep to the Huskies (10-4, 6-2 NSIC).


Men’s Hoops goes for program win 1,000 at SCSU, UMD

The Bemidji State University men’s basketball program looks to mark program history this weekend in a road trip to St. Cloud State University and University of Minnesota Duluth. The Beavers will attempt to reach 1,000 wins in program history at 8 p.m. Friday against the Huskies in St. Cloud, Minn., before facing the Bulldogs at 6 p.m. Saturday in Duluth, Minn.


Three-point attack leads Bemidji State over Winona State, 62-59

A barrage of 3-point shots helped lead the Bemidji State University men’s basketball team over Winona State University Sunday afternoon, 62-59, to finish the 2017 calendar year. The Beavers (5-7, 2-5 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) sank nine 3-pointers in the first half, led by senior guard Christian Pekarek with four total 3-pointers, to beat the Warriors (8-5, 3-4 NSIC) in their lone matchup of the season.


Late Beavers comeback versus Peacocks falls short in 84-75 loss

A late run and timely 3-pointers allowed the Bemidji State University men’s basketball team a chance to comeback against Upper Iowa University, but the shots came too late in an 84-75 loss Saturday at BSU Gymnasium. The Beavers (5-6, 2-4 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) trailed by five points with under 1:30 in the game after trailing by as many as 19 in the second half against the Peacocks (8-7, 1-5 NSIC).


Bemidji State ends 2017 calendar year versus Upper Iowa, Winona State

The Bemidji State University men’s basketball program returns from the holiday break Dec. 30-31 to face Upper Iowa University and Winona State University at BSU Gymnasium. The Beavers and Peacocks meet Saturday for the 20th time in the series history before the 158th meeting between the Beavers and Warriors Sunday, both scheduled for 3:30 p.m. tip-off times.


Men’s Hoops falters in final stretch of 65-50 loss to Golden Eagles

The Bemidji State University men’s basketball program saw a second half lead disappear Saturday afternoon in a 65-50 loss to University of Minnesota Crookston at BSU Gymnasium. Freshman forward Derek Thompson missed his first career double-double for the Beavers (5-6, 2-4 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) by one rebound while leading the team with 13 points.


BSU looks to build on big NSIC win this weekend versus Minnesota Crookston

Bemidji State University men’s basketball and University of Minnesota Crookston close out the 2017-18 season series Saturday afternoon. The Beavers look to build upon a one-point league win at Minnesota State University Moorhead Dec. 9, as they meet the Golden Eagles for the 63rd time in program history. Opening tip off is slated for 4 p.m. at the BSU Gymnasium.


Thompson puts back last second basket to seal 82-81 win over MSU Moorhead

Freshman forward Derek Thompson showed his potential Saturday night in Bemidji State University men’s basketball’s 82-81 win over Minnesota State University Moorhead as he led the team with 20 points and put in the game-winning basket with one second remaining. Thompson scored 12 second-half points, all coming in the final 10 minutes of play, to help elevate the Beavers to 5-5 overall and 2-3 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.


Beavers Men’s Hoops falls in NSIC weekend opener at Wolves, 75-54

Bemidji State University men’s basketball saw a late scoring streak by No. 16 Northern State University end in a 75-54 loss in the weekend Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference opener in Aberdeen, S.D. The Beavers (4-5, 1-2 NSIC) led 32-31 at halftime before a 22-4 run by the Wolves (9-1, 3-0 NSIC) late in the game gave them the advantage.


Men’s Hoops travels to take on No. 16 Northern State, MSU Moorhead

The Bemidji State University men’s hoops program has a chance to move above .500 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference with a road trip to face No. 16 Northern State University Friday, Dec. 8 and Minnesota State University Moorhead Saturday, Dec. 9.


Beavers slip after first half woes to Huskies, 96-62

A first-half outburst sank Bemidji State University men’s basketball Saturday afternoon in a 96-62 loss to St. Cloud State University at BSU Gymnasium. Four Beavers (4-4, 1-2 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) scored in double-digits for the second consecutive night but could not overcome a 35-point halftime deficit to the Huskies (5-2, 2-0 NSIC).


Five starters score double-digits in Beavers’ 73-63 win over Bulldogs

All five of Bemidji State University men’s basketball’s starters scored in double-digits Friday night to help lead the program to a 73-63 win over University of Minnesota Duluth at BSU Gymnasium. Three Beavers (4-3, 1-1 NSIC) scored 16 points and recorded seven rebounds each to help the team to its first win in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play.


MBB begins first full NSIC weekend at home versus Bulldogs, Huskies

The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference schedule gets into full swing as the Bemidji State University men’s basketball team hosts University of Minnesota Duluth Dec. 1 and St. Cloud State University Dec. 2 at BSU Gymnasium. The Beavers play in the 136th game all-time against the Bulldogs and the 146th game all-time against the Huskies in the season’s first full weekend of conference action.


Offensive attack sends BSU Men’s Hoops away with 83-57 loss at UMC

An offensive attack against the Bemidji State University men’s basketball program sent the team away with an 87-53 loss against University of Minnesota Crookston at Lysaker Gymnasium Saturday afternoon. The Beavers (3-3, 0-1 NSIC) dropped the opening game of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference schedule to the Golden Eagles (3-3, 1-0 NSIC).


Beavers, Golden Eagles open conference play Saturday in Crookston, Minn.

The Bemidji State University men’s basketball team begins Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play Saturday, Nov. 25 with a trip to face University of Minnesota Crookston at Lysaker Gymnasium. The Beavers (3-2) and Golden Eagles (2-3) begin the 64th all-time meeting between the two programs at 4 p.m. in Crookston, Minn.


First-half separation lands Beavers record win over Wolfpack, 115-50

Bemidji State University men’s basketball separated midway through the first half Monday night to take the cross-town battle against Oak Hills Christian College, 115-50, at BSU Gymnasium. Sophomore forward Lucas Wendt helped provide a positive example on Bemidji Youth Basketball Day, leading the Beavers (3-2) with 17 points in the single-game program record win.


Green breaks out with career-high 33 points in 87-64 win over Northland

Sophomore guard Jai’Vionne Green got back to his true scoring form Saturday afternoon, tallying a career-high 33 points, as the Bemidji State University men’s basketball team downed Northland College, 87-64, at BSU Gymnasium. The Beavers (2-2) shot 67.3 percent from the field during the game and 73.1 percent in the second half while adding 36 points in the paint against the Lumberjacks (0-2).


Efficient ball movement lifts Beavers to 88-70 win over Vikings in home opener

It was efficient ball movement and a career-high 22 points from sophomore forward Lucas Wendt that helped lift Bemidji State University men’s basketball to an 88-70 win Friday night against Valley City State University at BSU Gymnasium. The Beavers improve to 1-2 on the season after dishing out 21 assists compared to nine turnovers in the home opener against the Vikings (2-4).


Bemidji State to open home schedule with three-game weekend

The Bemidji State men’s basketball team opens its home schedule with a three-game weekend Nov. 17-20. The Beavers (0-2) start the busy weekend slate at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 against Valley City State University, and continue at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 against Northland College and at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20 against Oak Hills Christian College.


Central Missouri outshoots Bemidji State in 76-62 loss

Sophomore forward Lucas Wendt nearly reached his career high in scoring despite a 76-62 loss by Bemidji State University men’s basketball to University of Central Missouri during the conclusion of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference/Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association Classic held in Wisconsin Dells, Wis., Saturday night. Wendt finished with 19 points off the bench while three Beavers finished with double-digit scoring.


Men's Basketball climb back but fall short to Lindenwood, 74-63

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (JustAGame Fieldhouse) -- The Bemidji State University men's basketball opened its season at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference/Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association Classic held in Wisconsin Dells, Wis., and was upended by Lindenwood University, 74-63. The Beavers (0-1, 0-0 NSIC), down at halftime by 17 points, came back to within five behind a career-high 16 points by sophomore forward Logan Bader.


Black, Pekarek and Sorenson selected as BSU Men’s Hoops team captains

Bemidji State University men’s basketball Head Coach Mike Boschee announced seniors Sharif Black and Christian Pekarek, along with sophomore Kyle Sorenson, as the team’s captains for the 2017-18. Black and Pekarek are the Beavers’ only two upperclassmen while Sorenson is coming off an injury that held him out of all games last season.


Boschee announces two NLI signess during early-signing period

With the early-signing period ending today, Bemidji State University head men’s basketball coach Mike Boschee announced that two student-athletes have committed to the program. The Beavers’ 2018-19 recruit class features one guard and one forward.


Beaver Men’s Basketball opens season at NSIC/MIAA Classic

The Bemidji State University men’s basketball program opens its second consecutive season at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference/Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Classic held in Wisconsin Dells, Wis., Friday Nov. 11 and Saturday Nov. 12. The Beavers open the season Friday at 5:30 p.m. against the Lions of Lindenwood University followed by a 5 p.m. tip-off Saturday against the Mules of University of Central Missouri.


Young Beaver Men’s Basketball picked 10th in NSIC Preseason Poll

The young group of the Bemidji State University men’s basketball program is moving up after being selected 10th overall and fifth in the North Division of the 2017-18 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, released today. Sophomore guard Jai’Vionne Green was selected as BSU’s Player to Watch after setting a program record among true freshmen with 454 points last season.


Men's Hoops to begin practices for 2017-18 on Saturday

The Bemidji State University men’s basketball program is set to begin the 2017-18 season Saturday, Oct. 14 with its first practice of the season. The Beavers hit the floor of BSU Gymnasium from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. to prepare for the upcoming season.


Men's Basketball to host Beaver Buddies camps in October and November

The Bemidji State University men’s basketball program has announced the annual Beaver Buddies Fall Skill Sessions schedule for 2017. The Beaver Buddies sessions will be held over seven dates between October and November.


Bemidji State men's basketball adds Creighton to 2017-18 schedule

The Bemidji State University men’s basketball program announced an exhibition meeting against Creighton University scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 13. The Beavers and Bluejays meet for the first time ever with a 7 p.m. tip-off in Omaha, Neb.


Full 2017-18 Beaver Men's Basketball schedule announced

The 2017-18 Bemidji State University men’s basketball schedule for 2017-18 was announced Tuesday by Head Coach Mike Boschee. The Beavers open the season with five non-conference games, highlighted by three consecutive home games between Nov. 17-20, before heading into Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) play Nov. 25.


Boschee adds Dustin Boll to Beaver Men’s Basketball staff

Bemidji State University head men’s basketball coach Mike Boschee announced the hiring of assistant coach Dustin Boll on Tuesday. Boll joins Beaver Men’s Basketball after spending the previous two seasons as a graduate assistant at Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference program Winona State University.


Pekarek, White earn spots on NABC Honors Court for academics

For the 10th consecutive year, Bemidji State University men’s basketball student-athletes showed their prowess in the classroom with selections to the 2016-17 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court. Graduated senior forward Shane White and upcoming senior guard Christian Pekarek each earned nods on the list for academic excellence last season.


Students at the center of Bemidji State Athletics new broadcasting agreement

Tracy Dill, director of athletics at Bemidji State University, today announced a new broadcasting partnership with the university’s Department of Integrated Media that will deliver more than 100 Beaver Athletics events to a worldwide audience beginning this fall.


Nevis guard Griffin Chase signs NLI to play with Beaver Men's Hoops

A local talent will be staying within the region as Bemidji State University men’s basketball Head Coach Mike Boschee announced the signing of guard Griffin Chase from Nevis, Minn. Chase plans to begin his Beaver career during the 2017-18 season.


Beaver Basketball announces summer competition camp

A competition camp for boys in grades 4-8 has been added to the Bemidji State University men’s basketball summer camp schedule. The camp is scheduled for five dates including June 22 and 29, July 13 and 20, and August 3 at BSU Gymnasium.


BSU Men's Hoops to host team challenges and elite camp in June

The Bemidji State University men’s basketball team announced Friday that it will host its summer camps over three dates in June at BSU Gymnasium. Beaver Men’s Basketball will host two team challenges June 10 and 23 in addition to an elite camp June 20.


Boschee announces Beaver Men’s Hoops inks Yetka for 2017-18 season

Bemidji State University men’s basketball Head Coach Mike Boschee announced the signing of guard/forward Drew Yetka from Oak Creek High School in Oak Creek, Wis., to join the program, beginning with the 2017-18 season.


Men’s Basketball Beaver Buddies camps scheduled for June, July and August

The Bemidji State University men’s basketball program has announced the annual Beaver Buddies Summer Skill Sessions schedule for 2017. Men’s basketball head coach Mike Boschee announced the Beaver Buddies sessions will run Tuesdays through June, July and August at BSU Gynasium on the Bemidji State campus.


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