January 16, 20151st2ndFinal
Minnesota State364884
Bemidji State343266
Stats at a GlanceMSUBSUM
FG Percentage.518 (29-56) .519 (27-52)
3P FG Percentage.533 (16-30) .421 (8-19)
FT Percentage.909 (10-11) .444 (4-9)
Offensive Rebounds91
Defensive Rebounds2516
Total Rebounds3417
Bench Points2122
PointsMiller - 23
Lutes - 15
ReboundsMarei - 12
Lutes - 4
AssistsMiller - 6
Pekarek - 4
StealsMiller - 3
Risseeuw - 3
BlocksMarei - 2
Bemidji State falls to No. 21 Minnesota State Friday, 84-66
Friday, January 16, 2015
Bemidji State falls to No. 21 Minnesota State Friday, 84-66

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Bemidji State men's basketball opened its play at Sanford Center Friday night against No. 21 Minnesota State University-Mankato. The Beavers fell to the Mavericks by a final score of 84-66.

Bemidji State moves its record to 7-8 overall and 3-8 in league play with the loss, while Minnesota State improves to 13-3 and 8-2 in conference action. The Beavers will return to action Jan. 17 as it hosts its final game from Sanford Center against Concordia University, St. Paul. Tip off is set for 6 p.m.

Bemidji State Highlights

  • The Beavers offense shot 51.9 percent from the field and was 42.1 percent from beyond the arc.
  • Senior Brock Lutes led the offense with 15 points as well as the rebounding effort with four boards.
  • Cody Risseeuw charted 14 points in the Beavers loss to MSU and added three rebounds, three steals, and one assist.
  • Freshman Christian Pekarek recorded his first collegiate points, scoring two in his 22 minutes of action. This was Pekarek’s first game seeing action for the Beavers.
  • BSU dished out 18 assists as a team and only committed 11 turnovers compared to the Mavericks 13. 

Minnesota State Highlights

  • The Maverick offense shot at a 51.8 percent clip in its win over the Beavers, including a 53.3 percent showing from behind the arc.
  • MSU's 16 three-point field goals established a new season-high, just one shy of MSU's single-game record of 17 set back in the 2013-14 season.
  • Senior Connor Miller led the Maverick offense with a game-high 23 points, to go along with seven rebounds, six assists and three steals. Senior Assem Marei notched his 23rd career double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds, including a 6-of-10 showing from the field.
  • Freshman TJ Lake added 14 points, while senior Zach Romashko poured in 12 points, including a 4-of-8 showing from behind the arc.
  • Senior Zach Monaghan tallied 10 points and five assists as well. Monaghan now has 601 career assists.

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).