|January 10, 2020||1st||2nd||1OT||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||MSUM||BSU|
|FG Percentage||.450 (27-60)||.483 (28-58)|
|3P FG Percentage||.353 (6-17)||.429 (9-21)|
|FT Percentage||.621 (18-29)||.833 (10-12)|
Sem - 16
Bader - 2
Chase - 2
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- Senior forward Logan Bader set the Bemidji State University men's basketball record for most 3-pointers in a career during Friday night's 78-75 overtime loss to Minnesota State University Moorhead.
The Beavers move to 8-5 overall and 5-4 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference as an overtime run by the Dragons handed BSU just its second losing streak of the season. Junior forward Derek Thompson led the Beavers with 26 points while Bader paced the team on the boards with 10 rebounds en route to his second double-double of the season and the seventh of his career.
Bader hit three 3-pointers in the first half to set the new program mark with 153 in 97 career games. Bader's 17 total points helped the team overcome a first-half double-digit deficit to the Dragons. BSU scored the first seven points of the second half that ultimately led to a six-point, 44-38 lead on a 3-pointer by sophomore guard Max Bjorklund. The Dragons immediately answered back with an 11-0 run to take a five-point lead midway through the period.
After the Dragons had gone up by as many as eight points, the Beavers rode the shooting of Thompson to a 13-5 run to end regulation. Thompson scored eight of BSU’s final 13 points of the second half. Despite MSUM scoring the first seven points of overtime, junior guard Nick Wagner brought BSU back with two 3-pointers to give the team a final chance. The Dragons missed two free throws with two seconds in the game but a last-second heave fell short for the Beavers.
Bemidji State shot 48.3 percent (28-58) from the floor, 42.9 percent (9-21) from 3-point range and 83.3 percent (10-12) from the free throw line. The Beavers won the rebound battle, 36-33, but allowed the Dragons to score 23 points off 20 turnovers.
Bemidji State closes out its home weekend with a 5:30 p.m. tip-off on Saturday against Northern 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).