November 29, 20141st2ndFinal
Minnesota Crookston183250
Bemidji State374178
Stats at a GlanceUMCBSUM
FG Percentage.333 (20-60) .483 (28-58)
3P FG Percentage.167 (3-18) .429 (9-21)
FT Percentage.500 (7-14) .813 (13-16)
Offensive Rebounds87
Defensive Rebounds2332
Total Rebounds3139
Bench Points1538
PointsLubke - 8
West - 8
Lutes - 15
ReboundsRedd - 7
Womack - 7
AssistsReller - 1
Lubke - 1
Hughes - 1
Fischer - 6
StealsReller - 1
Redd - 1
White - 2
BlocksWest - 1
Warmack - 1
Floyd - 3
Beavers defeat Minnesota Crookston to open up conference play, 78-50
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Beavers defeat Minnesota Crookston to open up conference play, 78-50

BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) – The Bemidji State University men’s basketball team hosted University of Minnesota Crookston Saturday to open its Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) play. The Beavers defeated the Golden Eagles in the game, 78-50.

Bemidji State, now 5-0 overall and 1-0 in NSIC action will be back at home Dec. 5-6 as it welcomes St. Cloud State University and University of Minnesota Duluth to BSU Gymnasium. Game times are set for 8 p.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. The Golden Eagles fall to 2-3 overall and 0-1 in the NSIC with the loss. 

The Beavers marked three players in double digits on the night while UMC did not have a player score in double figures. BSU shot 48.3 percent (28-58) from the field while Minnesota Crookston went 29.5 percent from the floor. Bemidji State dished out a 12 assists and pulled down a season-high 39 rebounds.

Beavers’ Highlights

  • Senior Brock Lutes headed the charge for BSU as he recorded 15 points, shooting 6-of-15 from the field and 2-of-5 from the arch. Lutes added four rebounds, one block and one steal in his 32 minutes of action.
  • Irvin Womack was second on the squad with 13 points, which is also a career-high. Womack led the teams rebounding effort, pulling down seven including six defensive boards.
  • DJ Anderson was another stand out for the Beavers in their win over Minnesota Crookston as he came off the bench scoring 10 points. Anderson shot 2-of-6 from the field, 1-of-2 from the arch and went a perfect 5-of-5 from the charity stripe.
  • BSU shot its best game 81.3 percent (13-16) from the free throw line. 

Golden Eagles’ Highlights

  • Leading the scoring effort for UMC was Tyler West and Tim Lubke, each with eight points. West was 3-of-14 from the field while Lubke went 3-of-6. West also added five rebounds and Lubke two in the loss to BSU.
  • John Hughes, Lucas Reller, and Kevin Larson each scored seven points for second on the team.
  • As a team they pulled down 31 rebounds and charted two blocks against the Beavers.

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).