Beavers End Season In Heart-Breaking Fashion
Wednesday, March 12, 2003
In head coach Jeff Guiot’s two-year period at BSU, the Beavers totaled 34 victories, the most since the 1972-73 and 1973-74 seasons when BSU had 35 wins...After starting 4-7 in November and December, BSU finished the season 13-5 in January, February and March...In leading the country in three-pointers per game (11.7), BSU liked to begin the game from behind the arc - it was 10-4 this season when making its first field goal from long-range...Since the NCAA kept records of three-pointers in 1987, Bemidji State finished with the sixth-highest season total (338) of treys in Division II...BSU was a part of seven records in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Tournament - it set the standard for most points scored (106), field goals (37), field goal percentage (.597) and combined points (185) against Winona State (3/5/03), three-pointers (17), three points attempts (39) and free throw percentage (.917 - 11/12) against MSU Moorhead (3/8/03).

**MSU Moorhead 79, Bemidji State 78 OT - Sat., Mar. 8 - St. Paul, Minn.
In the semifinal round of the conference tournament, MSU Moorhead’s Jake Kruse hit a fall-away bank-shot in the lane as time expired to lift the #7 seed Dragons to a 79-78 overtime victory. After an apparent game-winner by senior guard Stan Johnson (Salt Lake City, Utah) from long-distance with 8.6 seconds remaining, Kruse deflected an inbound pass on BSU’s end-line. After a brief melee for the ball, Kruses’ heroics sent the #3 seed Beavers home for the second straight season in the second round.

MSU Moorhead scored the first five points in overtime before Johnson connected on another trifecta to bring the Beavers within two points with 1:31 left. Johnson, a 78 percent free throw shooter, then calmly sunk three free throws to put BSU up 75-74 after being fouled behind the arc. The Dragons got a steal after a missed opportunity and Jared Bledsoe converted a three-point play with 8.6 seconds left. With BSU trailing by a basket, Johnson pump-faked and hit his career-high seventh trey of the night from the right wing to put his team up 78-77. MSUM called a time-out with 3.2 seconds remaining and turned the ball over after an errant lob-pass.

Bemidji State finished 25 of 56 (.480) from the floor, including 17 of 39 (.436) from long range. Johnson finished with a game-high 24 points with 21 of them coming in the final 20 minutes. His efforts earned him all-tournament status, the first ever Beaver to be recognized. BSU got out-rebounded 36-28 with junior forward Charles Hanks (Chicago, Ill.) grabbing a team-high six. On the flip side, MSUM went 49 percent (29 of 59) from the floor as it got hot in the second half (.565). Kyle Staloch, who had 16 points and 12 rebounds, paced five starters in double-figures. Marlon Samuel was limited to two points in the second half as he netted 13 in the first.

BSU dropped to 16-3 when leading at the half as it held a 34-32 advantage on Saturday...The Beavers finished 2002-03 with a 12-2 record when dishing out 20 or more assists and were 15-5 when connecting on 10+ treys...The old tournament record for three point field goals and attempts was held by Northern State (16 of 34) last season...Royce Bryan finished his career with 247 total assists, moving him into a tie for second place with Tony Brown (1987-’91) on the BSU career charts - his 102 season assists is good for the eighth spot...Adam Daley has hit at least one trey in 18 straight games after hitting one on Saturday - as a team, BSU has gone 174 straight contests...Jeff Lorenson ends the year with 160 three-point attempts - a new school record...Lorenson also is 10th on the season charts with 99 total assists...Stan Johnson received 2003 NSIC All-Tournament Team honors after his 24 point-performance in the semifinals - the first Beaver ever to be recognized...BSU had 22 assists, giving it 14 games with 20 or more assists this season, including each of its final eight starts...BSU capped the season by hitting 10 or more threes in eight straight games - in 20 of the 29 matches this season, BSU hit on 10 or more treys...Charles Hanks and Bryan were honored on the 2002-03 All-NSIC First Team while Johnson was an honorable-mention selection.

(2nd Season at BSU - 34-23 (.596); 9th Season Overall - 188-93 (.669))
One season was all head coach Jeff Guiot needed to put a successful product on the basketball court. In his inaugural year at BSU in 2001-02, Guiot guided the Beavers to their 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.

In his second season at Bemidji State, Guiot compiled 34 overall wins, which was 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 was 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 was seventh-year assistant Doug Peters, first-year graduate assistant John Szwaja and first-year student assistant Fred Swanson.

Bemidji State averaged 30.8 three-point field attempts per game this season and smashed the school record of 694 set last season with 893 total attempts. The Beavers went for a school and league-record 46 attempts in the 116-71 win over UM-Morris (1/17/03). BSU went 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 broke its own league record of 433 attempts last season as it finished with 583. With shooting as many as they did, the Beavers 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 threes 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 tallied 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 174 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 60 contests, including five+ in all 29 games in 2002-03. Individually, junior guard Adam Daley has hit from long-range in the last 18 games.

In leading the country in three-pointers per game (11.7), it was common for BSU to begin the game from behind the arc - it was 10-4 this season when making its first field goal from long-range. In addition, the per game average is the highest mark since Montana State-Billings notched 12.7 per game in 1999. Since the NCAA kept records of three-pointers in 1987, Bemidji State finished with the sixth-highest season total (338) of treys in Division II - Troy State holds the mark with 444 in 1992.

There have been a total of 23 records broken by the Beavers, which include school, Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and NSIC Tournament 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, 73    Tony Brown, 57 (1989-90)
Jeff Lorenson - 3-Point FG Atts., 160    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, 338    245 (2001-02)
3-Point FG Atts., 892    694 (2001-02)
Assists, 571    447 (1993-94)
Points, 2,508    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)
^Points, 106 vs. WSU (3/5/03)    100, WSU vs. UM-M (2000)
^FG %, .597 vs. WSU (3/5/03)    .580, WSU vs. MSU-M (2001)
^Field Goals, 37 vs. WSU (3/5/03)    35 by two other teams
^Combined Points (187) vs. WSU (3/5/03)    165, UMD/NSU (2001)
^3-Point FG’s, 17 vs. MSUM (3/8/03)    16, NSU vs. UMM (2002)
^3-Point FG Atts., 39 vs. MSUM (3/8/03)    34, NSU vs. UMM (2002)
^FT %, .917 vs. MSUM (3/8/03)    .867, BSU vs. UMD (2000)
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)

^Set in NSIC Tournament action
Note: NSIC records are stats from regular-season conference games.

On the season, the Beavers averaged 19.7 assists a contest. They notched 20 or more assists 14 times this season including a school-record 30 vs. Minnesota-Morris (2/22/03). The last eight games saw the Beavers go over 20 assists and in 21 of the 29 contests, BSU had more than its opponent.

In the NCAA Division II statistical rankings through Mar. 9th, BSU leads the country in three-pointers per contest with 11.7. This is the sixth 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), fourth with 19 three-pointers against UM-Morris (1/17/03), tied for 10th with 17 three’s against three opponents, 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 ninth in Division II. With topping the century mark seven times this season - a BSU record - Bemidji State is 12th in the country with 86.5 points per game.

Also, junior guard Adam Daley is fourth with a 46.5 percent mark from three-point range.

After notching 17 overall wins for the second straight season, the Beavers have totaled 34 victories in a two-year span, the most since the 1972-73 and 1973-74 programs had 35 wins. In the past two years, BSU was seeded third in the league tournament and made an appearance in the semifinals. In 2001-02, 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 2002-03 preseason polls showed BSU finishing second in the league, the highest pick in school history.

BSU finished 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.) saw action in 19 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, was eighth in three-point field percentage (.326 - 14/43) and one of eight players to hit on at least 10 long-range bombs...Had the fourth-best scoring average (3.9) among the reserves.
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    .000    1-2    .500    2    1    0    0    7    1.2
‘ 02-03    19    25-61    .410    14-43    .326    11-14    .786    27    18    3    16    75    3.9
Total    25    28-69    .406    14-47    .298    12-16    .750    29    19    3    16    82    3.3

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 Minnesota-Crookston (2/2/02) and the best mark for season assists (145) established a year ago...His 102 assists this year is eighth on the school’s charts...For his career, he finished tied for second with 244 assists...In 2002-03, Bryan was tied for first on the club in assists per game (4.1) and first in steals per game (2.5)...In the NSIC, Bryan was third in steals/game (2.40), fifth in assists/game (4.08), 12th in three-pointers/game (1.84), 15th in three-point percentage (.383) and assist/turnover ratio (1.55/1)...Also, the 6-1 guard was second on the squad in rebounding (3.4) and minutes per game (27.8) and fourth in scoring (9.4) and three-pointers (46)...Earlier this season, Bryan hit on at least one three-pointer in a 13-game stretch...After 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...Against Southwest State (1/31/03), the 2002-03 first-team all-league selection set a personal-best with six steals as he went 14 games with the team steals lead or tying for it...In conference games, he hit for an 9.9 points per game average...The rim was unkind to Bryan on the road as he shot 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 nabbed 3.17 steals a contest and had a 1.96/1 assist-to-turnover ratio at home compared to 1.2/1 ratio and 1.82 steals per contest on the road...In maintaining a 4.00 grade point average as a double major in secondary education and social studies, Bryan was named to the 2003 Verizon Academic All-America College Division Men’s Basketball First Team.
Top Career Assist Totals (1976-Present)
1.    314    David Lee    1984-88
T2.    247    Royce Bryan    2001-’03
T2.    247    Tony Brown    1987-91
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    25    74-179    .413    46-120    .383    41-61    .672    85    102    7    60    235    9.4
Total    53    135-333    .405    80-210    .381    121-154    .786    161    147    11    120    471    8.9

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 did not play 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).
YR    GP    FG-FGA    PCT.    3FG-FGA    PCT.    FT-FTA    PCT.    REB    A    BLK    STL    PTS    AVG
‘ 96-97    26    136-255    .533    0-0    .000    69-107    .645    115    17    26    9    341    13.1
‘ 97-98    27    110-186    .591    0-0    .000    59-82    .720    115    20    16    22    279    10.3
‘ 98-99    27    94-179    .525    0-0    .000    77-113    .681    130    23    20    21    265    9.8
‘ 02-03    13    57-97    .588    0-1    .000    28-47    .596    71    10    14    13    142    10.9
Total    93    397-717    .554    0-1    .000    233-349    .668    431    70    76    65    1,027    11.0

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 eight contests including a career-best 20 against Winona State (3/5/03) in the league quarterfinals...Has gone for double-digits in scoring in the last five contests with averages 15.0 points and 5.2 rebounds during that stretch...Grabbed four of more rebounds 10 times including a personal-best eight in two of the last five games...Was first among the reserves in three-pointers (37), scoring (6.8), three-point field goal percentage (.378) and second in total assists (41) and rebounding (2.9)...Has the fifth-most trifectas on the team...In the NSIC, Clements was 26th in three-pointers/game (1.28) and tied for 28th in steals/game (0.90).
YR    GP    FG-FGA    PCT.    3FG-FGA    PCT.    FT-FTA    PCT.    REB    A    BLK    STL    PTS    AVG
‘ 02-03    29    66-145    .455    37-98    .378    28-38    .737    84    41    2    26    197    6.8
Total 29 66-145 .455 37-98 .378 28-38 .737 84 41 2 26 197 6.8

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 trifectas 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 was first on the club in three-pointers (73) and three-point field goal percentage (.465) as that percentage was fourth in NCAA Division II...His 48 percent mark from the floor is second on the team, 10.3 points per game is third and tallied 10+ points in 16 games and gone for at least three boards in four of the final six games...In the 18 conference games this season, Daley averaged 2.9 three-point field goals a game and increased his scoring slightly (11.3)...Hit at least one three-point basket in 18 straight games and is the school record-holder for three-pointers (73) 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) was one shy of the school record set by Mark Hronski vs Wayne State, Feb. 3, 1996...In the NSIC, Daley was second in three-pointers/game (2.52) and three-point field goal percentage (.465), 13th in field goal percentage (.479) and 22nd in points/game (10.3).
YR    GP    FG-FGA    PCT.    3FG-FGA    PCT.    FT-FTA    PCT.    REB    A    BLK    STL    PTS    AVG
‘ 02-03    29    103-215    .479    73-157    .465    19-23    .826    79    35    7    19    298    10.3
Total    29    103-215    .479    73-157    .465    19-23    .826    79    35    7    19    298    10.3

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 14 times in rebounding and 11 times in scoring and was tops on the team in scoring (17.2), rebounding (6.8), field goal percentage (.542), total blocks (23) and made field goals (206), fourth in total steals (26) and fifth in total assists (55)...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), the 2002-03 first team all-conference pick 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...Hanks became one of three players in the league to receive three NSIC weekly awards in one campaign...In conference games, he stepped up his offensive output scoring 20.1 per game, which was second-best in the NSIC, and shooting 57.5 percent (146/254) from the field, which was fifth-best in the league...When Hanks played well, so did the Beavers - he averaged 18.8 points, shot 62 percent overall, including 41 percent from behind the arc and dished out 2.1 assists per game in the BSU wins; in the 12 Beaver losses, Hanks averaged 15.7 points, maintained a 45 percent clip from the field including a 30 percent mark from long-range and 1.5 assists per game...In his final 13 games, he averaged 20.2 points and 7.1 rebounds per game went 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...Went over the 20-point barrier 11 times this season and 22 in his career...His 44-point effort against Winona State (3/1/03) set a school record and tied for eighth among Division II players for an individual scoring high...Also, the scoring total was the most points scored by any NSIC player since Northern State’s Ryan Miller dropped 45 at South Dakota St. in March of 1998...Hanks, who was honored on the 2002-03 All-NSIC First Team, was the first BSU first-team selection to repeat since Mac Smith (1998-2001)...In the NSIC, Hanks was second in offensive rebounds/game (2.83), third in rebounds/game (6.8), fifth in scoring (17.2) and blocks/game (0.79), seventh in field goal percentage (.542), eighth in defensive rebounds/game (3.93), 16th in free throw percentage (.653), tied for 28th in steals/game (0.90) and 30th in assists/game (1.90).
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    29    206-380    .542    24-70    .343    62-95    .653    196    55    23    26    498    17.2
Total    57    419-794    .528    57-167    .341    102-163    .626    370    89    45    62    997    17.5

Freshman forward Kevin Hill (Chicago, Ill.) as seen action in 19 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    19    7-12    .583    0-2    .000    4-8    .500    12    4    2    2    18    0.9
Total    19    7-12    .583    0-2    .000    4-8    .500    12    4    2    2    18    0.9

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...An honoree on the 2002-03 All-NSIC Honorable Mention squad, 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...Was first on the club in minutes per game (30.7) and total assists (114), second in total steals (46), three-point percentage (.425) and scoring (13.5) and third in three-pointers (54) and rebounding (3.2)...The assists total puts him fifth in the school recordbooks...The Southern Utah University transfer has recorded 23 games of double-digit scoring efforts, including four 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 (.790), which is good for second in the NSIC and maintained a 80 percent clip in conference action...Johnson finished with a game-high 24 points with 21 of them coming in the final 20 minutes in the NSIC semis - received 2003 NSIC All-Tournament Team honors for that performance - the first Beaver to be recognized in that capacity...In the NSIC, Johnson was second in free throw percentage (.790), fifth in steals/game (1.64) and three point field goal percentage (.425), sixth in assists/game (4.07), 10th in three-pointers/game (1.93), 12th in scoring (13.5), 16th in field goal percentage (.466), 22nd in assist/turnover ratio (1.37/1) and 28th in defensive rebounds/game (2.64).
YR    GP    FG-FGA    PCT.    3FG-FGA    PCT.    FT-FTA    PCT.    REB    A    BLK    STL    PTS    AVG
‘ 02-03    28    115-247    .466    54-127    .425    94-119    .790    90    114    2    46    378    13.5
Total    28    115-247    .466    54-127    .425    94-119    .790    90    114    2    46    378    13.5

Senior guard Aaron Kallhoff (Norfolk, Neb.) saw action in all 57 possible games in his two-year career including his first career start against MSU Moorhead (1/4/03)...In that game, he 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 was fourth in total assists (65), fourth in rebounding (3.0) and fifth in field goal percentage (.444)...After not seeing the 10-point barrier in his first 12 games, went for double-digits in seven of the last 17 games...In the NSIC, Kallhoff was first in assist/turnover ratio (2.71/1) and 25th in assists/game (2.24).
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    29    59-133    .444    19-69    .275    40-60    .667    88    65    0    24    177    6.1
Total    57    80-191    .419    25-98    .255    59-86    .686    130    82    1    36    244    4.3

In his second season at BSU, senior guard Jeff Lorenson (Cannon Falls, Minn.) was first on the team in free throw percentage (.823), second in three-pointers (56), third in total steals (38) and total assists (99) and fifth in scoring (9.0)...Only Beaver to start in all 29 games this campaign...Part of a squad to set a school record in three-pointers (3338) and three-point attempts (892) as his 99 season assists is 10th 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)...Set program record for three-point attempts in a season with 160...Netted 10 or more points in 12 games, including five out of six during one stint - recorded double-digit points in just three games last season...In the NSIC, Lorenson was ninth in three-pointers/game (1.93), 10th in assist/turnover ratio (1.83/1) and steals/game (1.31), 11th in assists/game (3.41) and 18th in three-point field goal percentage (.350).
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    29    77-194    .397    56-160    .350    51-62    .823    78    99    2    38    261    9.0
Total    56    112-292    .384    79-232    .341    61-81    .753    105    136    5    48    364    6.5

As a first-year guard, Kenneth Pointer (Chicago, Ill.) appeared in 26 of the possible 29 games this season...Enjoyed career day at the time 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, was second in field goal percentage (.519), third in free throw percentage (.731) and fourth in scoring (4.5)...Netted personal-best 20 points as he tied for game-high honors in the quarterfinal win over Winona State (3/5/03)...Made his first eight shots from the field as he finished eight of nine, two-for-two from three-point range in 19 minutes in that contest...Averaged 12.0 points in his final four games.
YR    GP    FG-FGA    PCT.    3FG-FGA    PCT.    FT-FTA    PCT.    REB    A    BLK    STL    PTS    AVG
‘ 02-03    26    42-81    .519    14-33    .424    19-26    .731    34    11    3    10    117    4.5
Total    26    42-81    .519    14-33    .424    19-26    .731    34    11    3    10    117    4.5

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)...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 in the month of January...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 (15) and his scoring average (4.7) was good for eighth...His 63 percent mark from the floor was tops among the reserves...In the NSIC, Wallin was sixth in blocks/game (0.75).
YR    GP    FG-FGA    PCT.    3FG-FGA    PCT.    FT-FTA    PCT.    REB    A    BLK    STL    PTS    AVG
‘ 02-03    20    42-67    .627    0-2    .000    9-20    .450    46    10    15    8    93    4.7
Total    20    42-67    .627    0-2    .000    9-20    .450    46    10    15    8    93    4.7

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

Through 29 games in 2002-03, there were three BSU players to record double-doubles: Ben Caron and Stan Johnson with one apiece and Charles Hanks with six. 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