Men's basketball begins 2013-14 season with first practice
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Men's basketball begins 2013-14 season with first practice

BEMIDJI, Minn.  – The Bemidji State University men's basketball team officially got the 2013-14 season started with its first practice Tuesday. The Beavers travel to University of Northern Iowa Oct. 25 for an exhibition game.

Head coach Mike Boschee and senior forward Zach Noreen (Avon, Minn.) talk about the first practice HERE.

The men’s basketball team posted an 18-12 overall record in 2012-13 to rank fifth all-time for wins in the 91-year history of the program. Bemidji State finished the 22-game NSIC schedule with a 13-9 mark to finish as the No. 3 seed in the NSIC North Division. Boschee set the BSU record for most wins by a first-year head coach, as the Beavers made a run to the NSIC/Sanford Health Men's Basketball Tournament Championship game.

BSU returns four regulars from last season, including seniors Zach Noreen (F, Avon, Minn.), Maxie Rosenbloom (F, St. Paul, Minn.) and Jake Schalow (G, Kaukauna, Minn.).

The Beavers have an exhibition contest at University of Northern Iowa scheduled for Oct. 25 and are set to begin the 2013-14 season hosting Mayville State University Nov. 13.

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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).