BSU Rides Five-Game Winning Streak Into First Round
Monday, March 3, 2003
Mar. 3, 2003

Wednesday, March 5 Winona State*    7:00 p.m.
*NSIC Quarterfinal played at BSU Gymnasium - carried live by 1360, KKBJ

The first round home playoff game for Bemidji State (16-11, 12-6 NSIC) is set for 7:00 p.m., Wednesday at the BSU Gymnasium. Winona State (11-16, 10-8 NSIC) comes in as the sixth seed with the Beavers holding down the third seed, the second consecutive year in which both teams carry the same rankings into the tournament. BSU’s five-game winning streak to end the season is reminiscent of 2001-02 when it won seven straight before falling to WSU in the regular season finale. The Beavers are trying to match last year’s win mark (17) and total 34 victories over a two-year span for the first time since the 1972-73 and 1973-74 seasons when BSU had 35 wins.

Admission for the contest is as follows: Adults - $8, Senior Citizens - $6, Students (ages 6-21) - $2 and Children 5 & Under - Free. Bemidji State students with a valid college i.d. will be admitted free as the BSU Athletic Department is picking up the cost.

**Bemidji State 95, Concordia-St. Paul 77 - Friday, Feb. 28 - St. Paul, Minn.
A three-pointer by senior guard Stan Johnson (Salt Lake City, Utah) to give Bemidji State its first lead at 5-4 was a sign of things to come. The 20 trifectas on the night broke its own league record of 19 set earlier in the season as BSU went 20 of 38 from behind the arc, attempting just 24 two-pointers, in the 95-77 victory over Concordia-St. Paul (4-22, 4-13 NSIC). The Beavers shot 52 percent (32 of 62) overall with C-SP going 27 of 62 (.435) for the night. Concordia-St. Paul improved its shooting touch in the second frame to 53 percent (16 of 30), but was just eight of 23 (.348) from long range. BSU was slightly out-rebounded 35 to 40. Junior guard Adam Daley tallied a career and game-high in points with 24, all coming by way of the three-pointer. Johnson was next with 14 points as he knocked down three bombs. All nine BSU scorers had at least six points.
**Bemidji State 102, Winona State 96 - Saturday, Mar. 1 - Winona, Minn.
Junior forward Charles Hanks (Chicago, Ill.) poured in a school record 44 points to lead all scorers and helped BSU to a 102-96 victory over Winona State (11-16, 10-8 NSIC). The 100+-point effort was the sixth on the season, which is the most in BSU history. His 16 field goals was one better than Chad Nelson’s 15 against Northern State (2/9/01) to break another BSU-best. The Beavers got some great bench play from junior guard Jamal Clements (Parkhill, Colo.) and freshman guard Kenneth Pointer (Chicago, Ill.) as Clements recorded 16 points, one shy of his career-high, and Pointer chipped in a personal-best 14 with three three-pointers. Hanks was sent to the foul line 17 times, making 11 of them. He also had five rebounds and three blocks in 35 minutes. BSU finished at 53 percent (32 of 60) for the game, its 11th occasion of making at least half of its shots this season. Also, it was 11 of 27 (.407) from long distance and made a season-high 27 free throws in 41 attempts. For the game, WSU went 48 percent (34 of 71) overall, but just 13 of 25 (.520) from the charity stripe.

PROBABLE STARTERS (based on previous game’s lineup)
Bemidji State (16-11, 12-6 NSIC) Winona State (11-16, 10-8 NSIC)
G    #1 Stan Johnson    6-2    Sr.    G    #11 Zach Malvik    6-2    Fr.
G    #11 Royce Bryan    6-0    Sr.    G    #21 Justin Radetzke    6-1    Jr.
G    #10 Adam Daley    6-6    Jr.    G    #25 Chad Barfnecht    6-5    So.
F    #21 Charles Hanks    6-7    Jr.    F    #4 Eric Doster    6-6    Jr.
F    #00 Jeff Lorenson    6-2    Sr.    F    #41 Jeff O’Donnell 6-6 Jr.

The eight treys on Friday by Adam Daley is one shy of the school record set by Mark Hronski vs Wayne State, Feb. 3, 1996...BSU improved to 7-2 on Friday’s and ended February 5-2 - Last season, the Beavers were 7-1 in February...Charles Hanks broke the old scoring record of 42 set by Mark Hronski against Wayne State (NE), Feb. 3, 1996...With four assists on Saturday, Royce Bryan moved past Teaser Sweetney (1989-93) into third-place on the school’s career assists list - he stands at 236 and is 11 away from the second spot...BSU’s five-game winning streak to end the season is reminiscent of 2001-02 when it won seven straight before falling to WSU in the season-finale...The Beavers are trying to match last year’s win mark (17) and total 34 victories over a two-year span for the first time since the 1972-73 and 1973-74 seasons when BSU had 35 wins...With Hanks going for 44 points, BSU moved to 16-6 when Hanks records 20 or more points in his career...Adam Daley has hit at least one trey in 16 straight games after two tonight...The 23 BSU assists against Winona State (3/1/03) pushed its streak of 20 or more to 12 games, including six straight...Daley and Jeff Lorenson are neck-to-neck in the three-point attempts mark as Daley leads 150 to 144 as both players have already broken the school season record...The Beavers have broken the school record for points in a season with 2,324 - the 1993-94 club posted 2,314...Also, the conference record of 1,587 points set by Southwest State in 2000-01 was broken by BSU as well as it stands at 1,598...With 103 assists, Stan Johnson is tied for third in BSU history for a single-season mark, also Lorenson (92) and Bryan (91) are 11th and 12th, respectively.

(2nd Season at BSU - 33-22 (.600); 9th Season Overall - 187-92 (.670))
One season is all head coach Jeff Guiot needed to put a successful product on the basketball court. In his inaugural year at BSU last season, Guiot guided the Beavers to their most conference wins in school history (13). In addition, the 17 overall wins is the most since the 1972-73 season (19) and the .607 winning percentage is the best mark since the 1973-74 season (.667) - a streak of 28 seasons. The campaign ended with BSU seeded third in the conference tournament and an appearance in the second round.
In his second season at Bemidji State, Guiot has compiled 33 wins, which is the most for any men’s basketball coach in that time frame. The overall wins ranks him ninth on the program list as well. His winning percentage in two seasons is second-best among his colleagues since 1950. From 1958-60, Jack Vinje went 28-16 (.636) as the BSU head coach. Also, the Beavers are 14-4 at home in regular season conference games under Guiot.
The Chanute, Kan., product was previously the assistant coach at Southern Utah University in 2000-01. Prior to joining the Southern Utah coaching staff in the fall of 2000, Guiot had served as the head coach at Neosho County Community College in Chanute, KS. In his seven years at Neosho, his teams compiled a 164-60 record, won four conference championships and made seven consecutive playoff appearances.
His records at NCCC include highest winning percentage (73 percent), most consecutive 20-win seasons (five), most wins at the school, and most post-season wins. Twice named Jayhawk Conference Coach of the Year, Guiot coached three All-Americans and six Academic All-Americans at the school, which was the 2000 NJCAA National Academic Team of the Year.
Guiot received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Pittsburg (KS) State University, where he was an All-American and all-conference player as he led the nation in free throw percentage in 1986.
Helping Guiot on the bench is seventh-year assistant Doug Peters, first-year graduate assistant John Szwaja and first-year student assistant Fred Swanson.

Senior center Ben Caron (Bemidji, Minn.) will not be able to play for the remainder of the season. He tore his ACL in practice prior to the UM-Duluth (1/11/03) contest. Caron was the team’s leading field goal shooter and shot-blocker, second leading-rebounder and third-leading scorer prior to his injury.

Bemidji State has averaged 30.7 three-point field attempts per game this season and has already smashed the school record of 694 set last season with 828 current attempts. The Beavers went for a school and league-record 46 attempts in the 116-71 win over UM-Morris (1/17/03). BSU has now gone five games this season with 40 or more three-pointers launched after it attempted 40 against UM-Morris (2/22/03). Northern State shot up 39 tri-fectas a year ago, which was the old conference record.
In conference games only, BSU has broken its league record of 433 attempts last season as it stands at 583. With shooting as many as they do, the Beavers have made some impressions for connecting on the long-range bomb. Against Concordia-St. Paul (2/28/03), BSU hit on 20 three-pointers, which broke its own school and league record set earlier in the year. Against UM-Morris (1/17/03), BSU hit on 19 three’s and against UM-Crookston (2/7/03) and UM-Morris (2/22/03), the Beavers connected on 17 trifectas, third-most on the season. In the conference, Bemidji State sits at 219 threes against NSIC opponents, which broke Southwest State’s mark of 163 set last season.
Displaying their marksmanship from three-point range, the Beavers have gone 172 straight games with at least one three-point basket. The last time BSU went without a trifecta was against Wayne State (NE), Feb. 1, 1997. BSU has hit on four three-pointers or more in the last 58 contests, including five+ in all 27 games in 2002-03. Individually, junior guard Adam Daley has hit from long-range in the last 16 games.

There have been a total of 17 records broken by the Beavers, which include school and Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference marks. The following lists the new record in the left column with the old in the right column:
Individual (BSU):
Season    Adam Daley - 3-Point FG’s, 70    Tony Brown, 57 (1989-90)
Adam Daley - 3-Point FG Atts., 150    Sean O’Hare, 129 (2001-02)
Jeff Lorenson - 3-Point FG Atts., 144    Sean O’Hare, 129 (2001-02)
Team (BSU):
Game    3-Point FG’s, 20 vs. Concordia-SP (2/28/03)    14 vs. Northern St. (2/15/02)
3-Point FG Atts., 46 vs. UM-M (1/17/03)    33, done twice
Assists, 30 vs. UM-Morris (2/22/03)    27 vs. Jamestown (2/17/92)
Steals, 25 vs. St. Schol. (12/11/02)    20 vs. Northland (12/13/91)
Fouls, 33 vs. Wayne State (NE) (12/28/02)    29, done 3 times
Season    3-Point FG’s, 308    245 (2001-02)
3-Point FG Atts., 828    694 (2001-02)
Assists, 523    447 (1993-94)
Points, 2,324    2,314 (1993-94)
Team (NSIC):
Game    3-Point FG’s, 20 vs. Concordia-SP (2/28/03)    19, SSU vs. UMM (2001-02)
3-Point FG Atts., 46 vs. UMM (1/17/03)    39, NSU vs. UMM (2001-02)
Season    3-Point FG’s, 219    163, SSU (2001-02)
3-Point FG Atts., 583    433, BSU (2001-02)
Points, 1,598    1,587, SSU (2000-01)
Note: NSIC records are only stats from regular-season conference games.
On the season, the Beavers have averaged 19.4 assists a contest. They have notched 20 or more assists 12 times this season including a school-record 30 vs. Minnesota-Morris (2/22/03). The last six games has seen the Beavers go over 20 assists and in 19 of the 27 contests, BSU has had more than its opponent.

In the NCAA Division II statistical rankings through Feb. 23rd, BSU leads the country in three-pointers per contest with 11.1. This is the third week that it has been at that ranking. For single game-highs, BSU is tied for second with 20 threes against Concordia-St. Paul (2/28/03), third with 19 three-pointers against UM-Morris (1/17/03), tied for ninth with 17 three’s against UM-Morris (2/22/03), tied for ninth with 118 points against the Cougars (2/22/03) and 13th with 116 points scored vs. Minnesota-Morris (1/17/03). BSU displayed its long-range accuracy against UW-Superior (12/2/02) as it went 65 percent (13 of 20), good for sixth in Division II. With topping the century mark six times this season - a BSU record - Bemidji State is 15th in the country with 85.1 points per game.
Also, senior guard Royce Bryan is 14th in the nation with an average of 2.7 steals per contest.

Last season, the Beavers may have opened a few eyes with their success on the basketball court. Bemidji State tallied the most conference wins in school history (13). In addition, the 17 overall wins was the most since the 1972-73 season (19) and the .607 winning percentage was the best mark since the 1973-74 season (.667) - a streak of 28 seasons. The campaign ended with BSU seeded third in the conference tournament and an appearance in the second round. The 2002-03 preseason polls showed BSU finishing second in the league, the highest pick in school history. The Beavers are trying to match last year’s win mark (17) and total 34 victories over a two-year span for the first time since the 1972-73 and 1973-74 seasons when BSU had 35 wins.

BSU is currently in its 11th season in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play. The Northern Sun Conference (women’s league) merged with the Northern Intercollegiate Conference (men’s league) before the start of the 1992-93 season. Overall in the NSIC, Bemidji State is 60-97 (.382) and sports a 35-44 (.443) mark at home and a 25-53 (.321) record on the road. Since the start of the 1998-99 season, Bemidji State is 26-18 (.591) at the BSU Gymnasium as it tallied its best record ever in league play at 7-2 last season on its home court.

In his second season at BSU, senior forward Jason Bonde (Rochester, Minn.) has seen action in 18 games with his first career start coming at Southwest State (12/29/02)...Scored individual-best 10 points with two trifectas against UM-Morris (1/17/03) for his first double-digit scoring effort...Tallied nine points and pulled down career-high seven rebounds against UM-Crookston (1/3/03)...The next night, played career-high 23 minutes against MSU Moorhead (1/4/03) as he had nine points and season-best four assists...On the team, eighth in three-point field percentage (.341 - 14/41) and one of eight players to hit on at least 10 long-range bombs...Has the fourth-best scoring average (4.1) among the reserves.
GP    GS    FG-FGA    PCT.    3FG-FGA    PCT.    FT-FTA    PCT.    REB    A    BLK    STL    PTS    AVG
2    0    2-4    .500    0-1    .000    2-2    1.000    3    0    1    2    6    3.0
YR    GP    FG-FGA    PCT.    3FG-FGA    PCT.    FT-FTA    PCT.    REB    A    BLK    STL    PTS    AVG
‘ 01-02    6    3-8    .375    0-4    .999    1-2    .500    2    1    0    0    7    1.2
‘ 02-03    18    24-57    .421    14-41    .341    11-14    .786    27    18    3 16    73    4.1
Total    24    27-65    .415    14-45    .311    12-16    .750    29    19    3    16    81 3.4

It is safe to say that when the Beaver squad is running on all cylinders, senior guard Royce Bryan (Haviland, Kan.) is on the court...The 2002-03 team captain holds the school’s single game record with 11 assists against UM-Crookston (2/2/02) and the best mark for season assists (145) established a year ago...His 91 assists this year is 12th on the school’s charts...Currently, he sits third with 236 career assists as he is 11 away from the second spot...In 2002-03, Bryan is tied for first on the squad in assists per game (3.96) and had a career-high seven rebounds and two blocks in the game against Jamestown (11/23/02)...Bryan is also adept at troubling the opposing guard as shown in his team-leading 58 total steals, as he is second in the league with 2.52 per game - that steals mark puts him tied for ninth in the nation as well...Against Southwest State (1/31/03), Bryan set a personal-best with six steals as he has gone 14 games with the team steals lead or tying for it...The 6-1 guard is second on the squad in rebounding (3.4) and minutes per game (27.7); fourth in scoring (9.3) and three-pointers (40)...In conference games, he has hit for an 9.9 points per game average...The rim seems to be unkind to Bryan on the road as he shoots 56 percent from the charity stripe and 41 percent from the floor compared to 77 percent from the foul line and 44 percent from the field at home...Also, Bryan nabs 3.36 steals a contest and has a 1.88/1 assist-to-turnover ratio at home compared to 1.2/1 ratio and 1.82 steals per contest on the road...Earlier this season, Bryan hit on at least one three-pointer in a 13-game stretch...In just his second and third games back from a hand injury that kept him out of four games, Bryan went for 35 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and four steals in the weekend sweep of UM-Morris and Northern State (1/17-1/18/03) - those efforts gave him his first career player of the week honors in the league.
Top Career Assist Totals (1976-Present)
1.    314    David Lee    1984-88
2.    247    Tony Brown    1987-91
3.    236    Royce Bryan    2001-SA
GP    GS    FG-FGA    PCT.    3FG-FGA    PCT.    FT-FTA    PCT.    REB    A    BLK    STL    PTS    AVG
5    5    14-33    .424    9-21    .429    20-23    .870    14    23    1    9    57    11.4

YR    GP    FG-FGA    PCT.    3FG-FGA    PCT.    FT-FTA    PCT.    REB    A    BLK    STL    PTS    AVG
‘ 01-02    28    61-154    .396    34-90    .378    80-93    .860    76    145    4 60    236    8.4
‘ 02-03    23    67-165    .406    40-110    .364    41-61    .672    79    91    7 58    215    9.3
Total    51    128-319    .401    74-200    .370    121-154    .786    155    236    11    118    451    8.8

Senior center Ben Caron (Bemidji, Minn.) came back to finish his fourth season as a Beaver after playing for the green and white from 1996-99...Injured his knee (Torn ACL) prior to the UM-Duluth (1/11/03) and is lost for the rest of the season...Prior to his injury, was third in NSIC in blocks/game (1.08) and field goal percentage (.588 - 57/97) and tied for 21st in scoring (10.9).

Junior guard Jamal Clements (Parkhill, Colo.) notched his first career start against Wayne State (NE) (12/28/02) as he tied a season-high with 24 minutes...Hit for 10 or more points in six contests including a career-best 17 against UM-Morris (2/22/03))...Has gone for double-digits in scoring in the last three contests and averages 15 points and seven rebounds during that stretch...Grabbed four of more rebounds nine times including a personal-best eight in two of the last three games...Currently, Clements is first among the reserves in three-pointers (33), scoring (6.2), three-point field goal percentage (.371) and second in total assists (38) and rebounding (2.9)...Has the fifth-most trifectas on the team.
GP    GS    FG-FGA    PCT.    3FG-FGA    PCT.    FT-FTA    PCT.    REB    A    BLK    STL    PTS    AVG
2    0    7-14    .500    4-10    .400    4-7    .571    10    3    1    6    22    11.0

YR    GP    FG-FGA    PCT.    3FG-FGA    PCT.    FT-FTA    PCT.    REB    A    BLK    STL    PTS    AVG
‘ 02-03    27    56-130    .431    33-89    .371    22-31    .710    79    38    1 24    167    6.2
Total    27    56-130    .431    33-89    .371    22-31    .710    79    38    1    24    167    6.2

In his debut in the green and white, junior guard Adam Daley (Des Moines, Iowa) was on top of his game as he connected on 6 of 15 field goals including three tri-fectas to net 17 points against Valley City State (11/22/02)...Followed that up with a team-high 14 points vs. Michigan Tech (12/14/02) as he hit on four three-pointers...The 6-7 guard netted a career-high 23 points along with six three-pointers in the game against UM-Crookston (2/8/03)...On the season, Daley is first on the club in three-pointers (70) and three-point field goal percentage (.467) as that mark is second in the league...His 49 percent mark from the floor is second on the team, 10.5 points per game is third and has tallied 10+ points in 15 games and gone for at least three boards in three of the last four games...In the 18 conference games this season, Daley has averaged 2.9 three-point field goals a game and has increased his scoring slightly (11.3)...Has hit at least one three-point basket in 16 straight games and is the school record-holder for three-pointers (70) and attempts (150) in a season...In leading the Beavers to wins over UM-Crookston and MSU-Moorhead the first weekend of January, Daley was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week...On the weekend, Daley was 10 of 15 (66.7 percent) from the field, including nine of 12 (75.0 percent) in three-pointers, two of two (100.0 percent) from the free throw line, grabbed six rebounds, totaled 31 points for an average of 15.5 points in the two NSIC wins...His eight treys against Concordia-St. Paul (2/28/03) is one shy of the school record set by Mark Hronski vs Wayne State, Feb. 3, 1996.
GP    GS    FG-FGA    PCT.    3FG-FGA    PCT.    FT-FTA    PCT.    REB    A    BLK    STL    PTS    AVG
2    2    7-16    .438    5-12    .417    3-3    1.000    6    3    1    1    22    11.0

YR    GP    FG-FGA    PCT.    3FG-FGA    PCT.    FT-FTA    PCT.    REB    A    BLK    STL    PTS    AVG
‘ 02-03    27    100-206    .485    70-150    .467    14-18    .778    75    32    7 19    284    10.5
Total    27    100-206    .485    70-150    .467    14-18    .778    75    32    7    19    284    10.5

Junior forward Charles Hanks (Chicago, Ill.) is back to improve on a break-out season from 2001-02...The South Plains (Texas) C.C. transfer was an All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference first-team pick and was selected as the 2001-02 NSIC Newcomer of the Year...League coaches selected Hanks a “Player to Watch” in 2002-03...This season in the South Dakota State Tournament (11/29-11/30/03), Hanks was named to the all-tournament team for garnering 24 points and 13 rebounds in the two games...Led the squad 12 times in rebounding and 11 times in scoring and is tops on the team in scoring (17.8), rebounding (6.7), field goal percentage (.548), total blocks (21) and made field goals (199), fourth in total steals (26) and fifth in total assists (46)...The Beavers are 16-6 when Hanks notches 20+ points in his career...In the wins over Winona State (1/24/03) and Concordia-St. Paul (1/25/03), Hanks scored 51 points on 23 of 37 (.622) shooting, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out five assists to earn his third career league player of the week honors...Against UM-Morris and Northern State (2/21-22), Hanks was 15-of-26 (.577) from the field, two of four (.500) from behind the three-point arc and three of five (.600) from the foul line while recording 35 points (17.5 PG), five rebounds (2.5), one block and two steals in the weekend sweep as he was chosen as co-player of the week for those efforts...For the weekend of Feb. 27th, Hanks went 20 of 26 (.769) on field goal attempts, 11 of 17 (.647) from the charity stripe, hauled down nine rebounds (4.5 PG) and totaled four assists, four blocks (2.0) and 52 points (26.0) to notch his fifth career player of the week award...Along with Joe Hasz from UM-Crookston, Hanks becomes the only player in the league to receive three NSIC weekly awards in one campaign.In conference games, he has stepped up his offensive output scoring 20.1 per game, which is second-best in the NSIC, and shooting 57.5 percent (146/254) from the field, which is fifth-best in the league...When Hanks is playing well so are the Beavers - he averages 19.2 points, shoots 62 percent overall, including 41 percent from behind the arc and dishes out 1.9 assists per game in the BSU wins; in the 11 Beaver losses, Hanks averages 15.7 points, maintains a 45 percent clip from the field including a 30 percent mark from long-range and 1.5 assists per game...In his last 11 games, he has averaged 22.3 points and 8.0 rebounds per game and has gone for at least 25 points in five games and recorded four double-doubles...Notched his ninth career double-double with 27 points and 11 caroms against UM-Duluth (2/15/03) to cap a five-game stint in which he went for four in that stretch...Has gone over the 20-point barrier 11 times this season and 22 in his career...His 44-point, 16-field goal effort against Winona State (3/1/03), set a school record and is tied for eighth among Division II for an individual scoring high...Also, the scoring total is most points scored by any NSIC player since Northern State’s Ryan Miller dropped 45 at South Dakota State in March of 1998.
GP    GS    FG-FGA    PCT.    3FG-FGA    PCT.    FT-FTA    PCT.    REB    A    BLK    STL    PTS    AVG
5    5    48-78    .615    2-10    .200    18-27    .667    29    6    9    4    116    23.2

YR    GP    FG-FGA    PCT.    3FG-FGA    PCT.    FT-FTA    PCT.    REB    A    BLK    STL    PTS    AVG
‘ 01-02    28    213-414    .514    33-97    .340    40-68    .588    174    34    22 36    499    17.8
‘ 02-03    27    199-363    .548    24-69    .348    58-91    .637    181    46    21 26    480    17.8
Total    55    412-777    .530    57-166    .343    118-159    .742    355    80    43    62    979    17.8

Freshman forward Kevin Hill (Chicago, Ill.) as seen action in 17 games in his first stint as a Beaver...Scored season-high nine points and personal-best three assists against UM-Morris (2/22/03)...Has scored in five of his appearances.
YR    GP    FG-FGA    PCT.    3FG-FGA    PCT.    FT-FTA    PCT.    REB    A    BLK    STL    PTS    AVG
‘ 02-03    17    7-12    .583    0-2    .000    4-8    .500    12    4    2    2    18 1.1
Total    17    7-12    .583    0-2    .000    4-8    .500    12    4    2    2    18    1.1

Senior guard Stan Johnson (Salt Lake City, Utah) came out on fire in his season-opening weekend as a Beaver against Valley City State (11/22/02) as he notched a game-high 23 points...Johnson connected on four three-pointers and was five-of-six at the charity stripe as he also added five assists and two steals in the winning effort...The next night, Johnson came away with 15 points, five rebounds, four assists and a steal against Jamestown (11/23/02)...In his third game as a Beaver, Johnson set a career-best with 25 points on 8 of 16 shooting...Currently, Johnson is first on the club in minutes per game (30.5) and total assists (103), second in total steals (44), three-point percentage (.402) and scoring (13.1) and third in three-pointers (45) and rebounding (3.3)...The assists total puts him tied for sixth in the school recordbooks...The Southern Utah University transfer has recorded 21 games of double-digit scoring efforts, including three performances of 20+ points...Tallied his first double-double as a Beaver with 15 points and 10 rebounds against Concordia-St. Paul (1/25/03) as he narrowly missed a triple-double with a career-high eight assists...The 6-1 guard has shot the ball well from the charity stripe (.788), which is good for second in the NSIC and maintains a 80 percent clip in conference action.
GP    GS    FG-FGA    PCT.    3FG-FGA    PCT.    FT-FTA    PCT.    REB    A    BLK    STL    PTS    AVG
2    2    8-16    .500    3-7    .429    9-9    1.000    7    9    0    4    28    14.0

YR    GP    FG-FGA    PCT.    3FG-FGA    PCT.    FT-FTA    PCT.    REB    A    BLK    STL    PTS    AVG
‘ 02-03    26    103-229    .450    45-112    .402    89-113    .788    86    103    2 44    340    13.1
Total    26    103-229    .450    45-112    .402    89-113    .788    86    103    2    44    340    13.1

Senior guard Aaron Kallhoff (Norfolk, Neb.) has seen action in all 55 possible games in his two-year career including his first career start against MSU Moorhead (1/4/03)...In that game, notched 10 points with two long-range bombs for his first double-digit tally in 2002-03...Poured in a personal-best 27 points on nine of 11 shooting in the 91-68 win over MSU Moorhead (2/7/03)...Grabbed career-high eight boards and tied a high with seven assists against UM-Crookston (1/3/03)...On the team, Kallhoff is fourth in total assists (64), fourth in rebounding (3.0) and fifth in field goal percentage (.437)...After not seeing the 10-point barrier in his first 12 games, has gone for double-digits in six of the last 15 games.
GP    GS    FG-FGA    PCT.    3FG-FGA    PCT.    FT-FTA    PCT.    REB    A    BLK    STL    PTS    AVG
5    0    4-10    .400    1-6    .167    2-5    .400    10    10    0    1    11    2.2

YR    GP    FG-FGA    PCT.    3FG-FGA    PCT.    FT-FTA    PCT.    REB    A    BLK    STL    PTS    AVG
‘ 01-02    28    21-58    .362    6-29    .207    19-26    .731    42    17    1 12    67    2.4
‘ 02-03    27    55-126    .437    18-67    .269    36-55    .655    81    64    0 24    164    6.1
Total    55    76-184    .413    24-96    .250    55-81    .679    123    81    1    36    231    4.2

In his second season at BSU, senior guard Jeff Lorenson (Cannon Falls, Minn.) is first on team in free throw percentage (.817), second in three-pointers (51) and total assists (92), third in total steals (34) and fifth in three-point percentage (.354) and scoring (9.0)...Only Beaver to start in all 27 games...Part of a squad to set a school record in three-pointers (308) and three-point attempts (828) as his 92 assists is 11th in BSU history...Hit for personal-best 21 points and five three’s against UM-Duluth (1/11/03)...Had career-high six steals in 35 minutes of action against the Bulldogs (2/14/03)...Chasing teammate Daley for the three-point attempts mark in a season as he trails by six (150-144)...Netted 10 or more points in 11 games, including five out of six during one stint - recorded double-digit points in just three games last season.
GP    GS    FG-FGA    PCT.    3FG-FGA    PCT.    FT-FTA    PCT.    REB    A    BLK    STL    PTS    AVG
5    5    1-14    .071    1-14    .071    7-10    .700    7    16    0    2    10    2.0

YR    GP    FG-FGA    PCT.    3FG-FGA    PCT.    FT-FTA    PCT.    REB    A    BLK    STL    PTS    AVG
‘ 01-02    27    35-98    .357    23-72    .319    10-19    .526    27    37    3 10    103    3.8
‘ 02-03    27    71-176    .403    51-144    .354    49-60    .817    73    92    1 34    242    9.0
Total    54    106-274    .387    74-216    .343    59-79    .747    100    127    4    44    345    6.4

As a first-year guard, Kenneth Pointer (Chicago, Ill.) appeared in 24 of the possible 27 games this season...Enjoyed career day against Winona State (3/1/03) with 14 points on five of eight shooting, including three-for-three from three-point range in 16 minutes of action...During one stretch, scored at least five points in four out of five games...Among the reserves, third in free throw percentage (.682) and fourth in field goal percentage (.456) and fifth in scoring (3.7).
GP    GS    FG-FGA    PCT.    3FG-FGA    PCT.    FT-FTA    PCT.    REB    A    BLK    STL    PTS    AVG
2    0    9-14    .643    3-4    .750    1-3    .333    7    2    0    1    22    11.0

YR    GP    FG-FGA    PCT.    3FG-FGA    PCT.    FT-FTA    PCT.    REB    A    BLK    STL    PTS    AVG
‘ 02-03    24    31-68    .456    12-31    .387    15-22    .682    31    8    3 9    89    3.7
Total    24    31-68    .456    12-31    .387    15-22    .682    31    8    3    9    89    3.7

In his first season at BSU, senior center Chris Wallin (Mesa, Ariz.) hit for personal-best 14 points on six of nine shooting in 13 minutes against Wisconsin-Superior (12/2/02)...Has started in three contests with his first one coming against St. Scholastica (12/11/02) in a season-high 19 minutes...Had his second double-digit scoring effort with 12 points vs. UM-Crookston (1/3/03)...Was hampered by a foot injury that kept in out of action for six contests...Pulled down career-high five rebounds and dished out three assists against South Dakota State (11/30/02)...Second on the team in total blocks (14) and his scoring average (5.1) is good for eighth.
GP    GS    FG-FGA    PCT.    3FG-FGA    PCT.    FT-FTA    PCT.    REB    A    BLK    STL    PTS    AVG
1    0    1-1    1.000    0-0    .000    0-0    .000    0    0    0    0    2    2.0

YR    GP    FG-FGA    PCT.    3FG-FGA    PCT.    FT-FTA    PCT.    REB    A    BLK    STL    PTS    AVG
‘ 02-03    18    41-64    .641    0-2    .000    9-20    .450    42    10    14    8 91    5.1
Total    18    41-64    .641    0-2    .000    9-20    .450    42    10    14    8    91    5.1

Freshman forward Marlon Walker (Killeen, Tex.) is a redshirt in 2002-03.

vs. Winona State (11-16, 10-8 NSIC)
Mike Leaf is in his sixth year at the helm of the Warriors program and maintains a 80-59 (.576) overall mark. The Warriors finished the season dropping fieve of six and enter the tournament as the sixth seed, which was the same finish as least year. This past weekend, WSU lost to UM-Duluth, 79-68 before dropping a 102-96 decision to the Beavers on Saturday.
Zach Malvik and David Zellmann lead all scorers with 14.0 points per game as they stand ninth and tenth in the NSIC, respectively. Jon Urbach (11.5) and Eric Doster (9.3) rounding out the scoring threats. Jeff O’Donnell is first on the club in total blocks (14) and rebounding (5.7), which is seventh in the NSIC. The leading assists man is Malvik with 91 while Urbach connects on 39 percent of his trifectas and has 36 on the season. Ryan Brinkman leads the team in shooting percentage (.500).
The Warriors like to shoot the long ball well as they average 8.70 made per game, which is fourth in the NSIC. Also, they are fourth with 78.4 points per game. However, their shooting percentage (.449) and scoring defense (79.7) are eighth in the conference.

ALL-TIME SERIES: Winona State 23-43**
Bemidji State has taken the last three games dating back to the first round of the NSIC playoffs last March. Prior to that, the Warriors took eight straight and 14 out of 15. In Bemidji, Minn., Bemidji State is 14-18 and coach Guiot is 3-2 all-time against WSU.
In All-Time Series...
BSU Largest Margin of Victory:    20 (100-80, 1/22/94)
WSU Largest Margin of Victory:    41 (94-53, 2/17/01)
BSU Highest Scoring Output:    108 (W, 108-106 2ot, 12/29/83)
WSU Highest Scoring Output:    106 2x (most recently W, 106-75, 2/15/87)
BSU Lowest Scoring Output:    47 (L, 60-47, 1/19/02)
WSU Lowest Scoring Output:    53 (W, 53-51, 1/30/82)
**Series records since the 1971-72 season

Seven players are recognized thus far among the league leaders in stats through all games played (through Mar. 3): Stan Johnson is second in free throw percentage (.788 - 89/113), fifth in steals/game (1.69) and assists/game (3.96), 10th in three-point field goal percentage (.402 - 45/112), 12th in points/game (13.1) and 17th in field goal percentage (.450 - 103/229); Charles Hanks is third in rebounds/game (6.7), fouth in field goal percentage (.548 - 199/363), fifth in blocks/game (0.78) and scoring (17.8), 18th in free throw percentage (.638 - 58/91) and 27th in steals/game (0.96); Royce Bryan is second in steals/game (2.52), sixth in assists/game (3.96) and 16th in three-point field goal percentage (.364 - 40/110); Adam Daley is second in three-point field percentage (.467 - 70/150), 13th in field goal percentage (.485 - 100/206) and 20th in points/game (10.5); Jeff Lorenson is 11th in assists/game (3.41) and 12th in steals/game (1.26); Aaron Kallhoff is 25th in assists/game (2.37) and tied for 29th in steals/game (0.89); and Jamal Clements is tied for 29th in steals/game (0.89).

BSU In The Conference
Through Mar. 3rd in all games played, BSU stands in the upper half of the 10-team conference in eight out of the 10 statistical categories: first in scoring offense (86.1), three-pointers (11.41) and scoring margin (+9.6), second in field goal percentage defense (.439 - 685/1560), third in field goal percentage (.476 - 819/1719), fourth in free throw percentage (.697 - 378/572) and three point percentage (.372 - 308/828), and tied for fourth in win/loss percentage (.593).

Through 27 games in 2002-03, there have been three BSU players to record double-doubles: Ben Caron and Stan Johnson with one apiece and Charles Hanks with four. Below is a listing of their career double-doubles (italics indicating 2002-03):
Ben Caron (18 points-12 rebounds)    vs. Augustana, 11-29-02
Ben Caron (18 points-10 rebounds)    vs. Southwest State, 2-28-97
Stan Johnson (15 points-10 rebounds)    vs. Concordia-St. Paul, 1-25-03
Charles Hanks (27 points-11 rebounds)    vs. UM-Duluth, 2-14-03
Charles Hanks (20 points-12 rebounds)    vs. MSU Moorhead, 2-7-03
Charles Hanks (16 points-11 rebounds)    vs. Southwest State, 1-31-03
Charles Hanks (25 points-10 rebounds)    vs. Wayne State (NE), 2-1-03
Charles Hanks (21 points-15 rebounds)    vs. St. Scholastica, 12-11-02
Charles Hanks (19 points-11 rebounds)    vs. Bethel, 11-26-02
Charles Hanks (16 points-12 rebounds)    vs. MSU Moorhead, 2-1-02
Charles Hanks (25 points-10 rebounds)    vs. Wayne State (NE), 12-7-01
Charles Hanks (16 points-11 rebounds)    vs. Mayville State, 11-16-01

According to the 2002-03 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Men’s Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll, the BSU men’s basketball squad is picked to finish second (74) in the league, 16 points behind Minnesota-Duluth. UMD will look to repeat as it tied with Northern State for last year’s regular season crown. NSU is close behind Bemidji State with 73 points with MSU Moorhead (66) and Southwest State (61) rounding out the top-five. SSU received one first-place vote behind the nine slots that UMD received.
In 2001-02, the Bulldogs managed to win the NSIC tournament and advance to the NCAA Men’s Basketball North Central Regional Tournament, losing to eventual national champion Metro State (CO). NSU gained a berth to the NSIC tournament semifinals after tying for the top spot in the NSIC. MSU Moorhead finished fifth and had its first winning season (17-10, 11-7) in seven seasons. The Mustangs from SSU finished tied for second last season and participated in the 2001 NCAA Elite 8.
The Beavers face the daunting challenge of traveling to the top-three league teams from a season ago (UM-Duluth, Northern State, Southwest State) in the first half of the conference schedule. Last season, BSU lost by three points (84-81) at SSU, Jan. 25. From that juncture, the Beavers reeled off seven NSIC wins including road victories over UM-Duluth (61-57), Feb. 9 and Northern State (79-76), Feb. 15.

The top eight squads in the 10-team conference will move on to the post-season and play in the 2003 NSIC Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament. The tournmanet champion gets an automatic bid to the NCCA Division II tournament. NSIC Quarterfinal action will take place Wednesday, March 5th on various campuses as the higher seed hosts. The format will be as follows: #5 at #4, #6 at #3, #7 at #2 and #8 at #1 with the game-times to be determined by the host school. The semifinals will be held on the campus of Concordia-St. Paul on Saturday, March 8th. The winner of the #3/#6 game will play against the winner of the #2/#7 game at 12:00 p.m. while the winner of the #4/#5 game will face the winner of the #1/#8 game at 4:00 p.m. The tournament champion will be crowned the following afternoon at 2:00 p.m at the same site. More information can be obtained by visiting the conference website at