December 06, 20141st2ndFinal
Minnesota Duluth344579
Bemidji State273966
Stats at a GlanceUMDBSUM
FG Percentage.551 (27-49) .426 (26-61)
3P FG Percentage.538 (7-13) .350 (7-20)
FT Percentage.720 (18-25) .700 (7-10)
Offensive Rebounds77
Defensive Rebounds2219
Total Rebounds2926
Bench Points529
PointsErvin - 33
Best - 16
ReboundsNewton - 6
Pineda - 6
Ervin - 6
Best - 9
AssistsByrd - 3
Lavery - 3
Zimmerman - 2
Best - 2
Anderson - 2
Fischer - 2
Floyd - 2
StealsLavery - 2
Zimmerman - 2
Anderson - 2
Floyd - 2
BlocksByrd - 1
Best - 1
Sattley - 1
Floyd - 1
Carpenter - 1
Minnesota Duluth upsets Beavers in close game, 79-66
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Minnesota Duluth upsets Beavers in close game, 79-66

BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) – The Bemidji State University men’s basketball team ended its seven game home stint with University of Minnesota Duluth Saturday evening, where the Beavers fell in a close one, 79-66.

Bemidji State, now 5-2 overall and 1-2 in NSIC action will take to the road for three game before break as it travel to Augustana College and Wayne State, Dec. 12-13, respectively. The Bulldogs improve to 5-4 overall and 2-1 in NSIC play with the win.

Minnesota Duluth outshot the Beavers both in the field and from the arch. UMD was 55.1 percent from the field and 53.8 percent from three range, while BSU shot 42.6 from the field and marked a three point rating of 35.0. BSU pulled down 26 rebounds, including 19 defensive boards with UMD marking 29.

Beavers’ Highlights

  • Ben Best led BSU with career-best 16 points and nine rebounds. Best shot 6-of-10 from the field and sank two three’s on the night. He also was 2-of-2 from the line.
  • Coming off the bench to score a season-high 12 points was Dillon Floyd, while teammate Kaylor Zimmerman posted 10 points. Floyd marked five rebounds and two assists with Zimmerman pulling down three and two assists.
  • BSU’s bench brought in 29 of its 66 points. DJ Anderson brought in nine points and Alexander Sattley marked eight.
  • The Beavers were 7-of-10 from the free throw line and ended the night racking up 10 assists, eight steals and four blocks.

Bulldogs’ Highlights

  • Four of the five starters posted double-digits for the Bulldogs with Brett Ervin pacing the team with 33 points in 36 minutes of action. Ervin shot 14-of-19 from the field and a perfect 4-for-4 from the arch.
  • Brendon Pineda (17), Pierre Newton (12) and Reece Zoelle (10) were the other starters with double figures.
  • Pineda, Ervin and Newton also led the team in rebounds with six each.
  • Starter Taylor Lavery and Justin Byrd led UMD each dishing out three assists.
  • The Bulldogs finished the night recording six steals, one block and had 12 turnovers.

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).