Athletics Hall of Fame

1966-67 Men's Basketball

PLAYED AT BSU 1966-67
YEAR INDUCTED 2017

The 1966-67 Bemidji State men’s basketball team, The 1966-67 Bemidji State men’s basketball team went 19-5 overall and became the third team in the history of the North Intercollegiate Conference (NIC) to post an unblemished record, going a perfect 12-0, in league play. Head Coach Wesley “Zeke” Hogeland’s team rattled off 14 consecutive wins down the stretch to secure the program’s seventh conference title and make a push into the NAIA District 13 Playoffs, where the Beavers’ season was cut short by defending champion St. Thomas. Led in scoring by Mark Carlin, who graduated in 1967 as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 1,410 points and logged a program-best 39 points versus Augustana that season, Bemidji State averaged more than 79 points per game and defeated its opponents by 12 points per game. At the conclusion of the 1966-67 season, Carlin and John Phillips were named to the All-NIC First Team, while Dale Rettker earned a spot on the All-NIC Second Team as BSC led all member teams with three postseason awards. In addition to Phillips and Carlin, Norm Manselle served as the team’s tri-captains.

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