|January 03, 2020||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||BSU||UMD|
|FG Percentage||.358 (19-53)||.406 (26-64)|
|3P FG Percentage||.382 (13-34)||.370 (10-27)|
|FT Percentage||.600 (6-10)||1.000 (11-11)|
Illikainen - 3
Gorres - 1
DULUTH, Minn. (Romano Gymnasium) -- Bemidji State University men’s basketball’s four-game winning streak was snapped Friday night following a 73-57 loss to (RV) University of Minnesota Duluth at Romano Gymnasium in Duluth, Minn.
Sophomore guard Max Bjorklund led BSU with 12 points and four assists, including nine points in the first half. The Beavers fell to 7-4 overall and 4-3 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference while the Bulldogs improve to 10-3 overall and 5-2 in the conference.
Bemidji State and Minnesota Duluth remained shot-for-shot with one another through the beginning of the game while UMD held the lead through the first nine minutes of the game. Junior guard Griffin Chase gave BSU its first lead of the game, 17-16, with his second of three first-half 3-pointers. Following four quick points by the Bulldogs, Bjorklund scored five straight points to the Beavers the lead again, 22-20, their final lead of the game.
UMD went on a 9-0 run following BSU’s lead and used the momentum from the floor to take a 39-29 lead into halftime. Bjorklund’s third and final 3-pointer of the game brought the Beavers within single digits of the Bulldogs and sparked an 8-2 run to cut the team’s deficit to six points, 45-39. Minnesota Duluth pulled away over the next four minutes with a 15-1 run.
BSU went 35.8 percent (19-53) shooting from the floor and 38.2 percent (13-34) from beyond the arc while UMD shot 40.6 percent (26-64) from the field and 37.0 percent (10-27) from long range. The Bulldogs won the rebound battle, 40-32, and scored 23 points off 13 Beavers turnovers.
Bemidji State closes out its weekend road trip at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Cloud State University.
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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).