|January 25, 2020||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||UMARY||BSU|
|FG Percentage||.549 (28-51)||.574 (27-47)|
|3P FG Percentage||.524 (11-21)||.526 (10-19)|
|FT Percentage||.579 (11-19)||.722 (13-18)|
Landwehr - 1
Bader - 1
Chase - 1
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- A last-second basket stunned the Bemidji State University men’s basketball team Saturday night as part of a 78-77 loss to the University of Mary.
The Beavers led by four points with 1:22 remaining in the game before the Marauders hit a 3-pointer and converted a layup with one second remaining. BSU drops to 8-10 overall and 5-9 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference after failing to score since its four-point lead.
Bemidji State trailed by as many as 10 points, 22-12, in the first half but was brought to within three, 27-24, as sophomore guard Max Bjorklund capped a 7-2 run over three minutes later with his first 3-pointer of the night. Following a 37-32 deficit at halftime, Bjorklund capped another run, this time for seven straight points, to give BSU its first lead since midway through the opening period.
The Marauders bounced back to regain a seven-point lead over the Beavers, 56-49 with 12:55 to play, which was eliminated by a 3-pointer by junior guard Nick Wagner and back-to-back layups by junior forward Derek Thompson. Neither team pulled ahead by more than two possessions, including BSU’s largest lead of the night, 77-73, with 1:22 to play.
Wagner led BSU with 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting, including 4-of-7 from beyond the arc, and added three assists. Senior forward Logan Bader scored 15 points with a team-high eight rebounds, followed by Bjorklund and Thompson with 12 points each.
BSU shot 57.4 percent (27-47) from the floor and 52.6 percent (10-19) from beyond the arc while UMary shot 54.9 percent (28-51) from the field and 52.4 percent (11-21) from 3-point range. Both teams were balanced on the boards, separated by only one rebound, but the Marauders scored 15 points off 10 Beavers turnovers compared to six BSU points off seven UMary turnovers.
Bemidji State remains at BSU Gymnasium to close out a four-game homestand Jan. 31-Feb. 1 against Southwest Minnesota State University and University of Sioux Falls.
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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).