|November 16, 2019||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||MLC||BSU|
|FG Percentage||.304 (24-79)||.671 (49-73)|
|3P FG Percentage||.350 (7-20)||.500 (17-34)|
|FT Percentage||.455 (5-11)||.667 (12-18)|
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BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- Bemidji State University continued its hot scoring while breaking the program single-game scoring record during a 127-60 win over Martin Luther College on Bemidji Youth Basketball Day. Junior guard Nick Wagner led the team in scoring for the second straight game with 32 points to move the team to 2-0 overall.
The Knights jumped out to an early 8-4 lead over the Beavers before a 9-0 run gave BSU its scoring spark to begin the night. Over a six-minute span midway through the first half, BSU went on a 21-0 run to take control of the game. The Beavers held the Knights to 0-of-16 shooting from the floor during that span and allowed just one free throw before a 46-17 lead with six minutes in the first half.
BSU extended its margin to 44 points before halftime behind 26 points from Wagner and 22 from Morgan, who also added five rebounds and five assists. To begin the second half, BSU went on an 11-3 run on scores from four different Beavers and eventually took a game-high 71-point, 123-54, lead with 2:28 in the game.
Bemidji State ended the game with its largest margin of victory over an opponent in program history at 67 points while also breaking the single-game scoring record with 127 points. BSU’s previous record was set in a 126-96 win over Northland College on Dec. 13, 1991.
Wagner shot 12-of-17 from the field with six 3-pointers while Morgan went 10-of-14 from the floor to finish with 26 points. He also recorded seven assists, six rebounds and three steals. Junior guard Jacob Hoffman went 6-of-7 shooting for 17 points in the starting lineup while junior guard Griffin Chase and sophomore guard Benly Olizia chipped in 10 points off the bench.
The Beavers finished the night shooting 67.1 percent (49-73) from the floor and 50.0 percent (17-34) from beyond the arc while also outrebounding the Knights, 56-31. BSU turned 16 MLC turnovers into 18 points an also scored 52 points in the paint.
Bemidji State begins the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference schedule during its next game Thursday, Nov. 21 at University of Minnesota Crookston. The Beavers and Golden Eagles tip-off at 6 p.m. from Lysaker Gymnasium before BSU plays its final non-conference games of the season in St. Petersburg, Fla., Nov. 29-30.
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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).