January 30, 20151st2ndFinal
Bemidji State284068
Winona State423375
Stats at a GlanceBSUMWSU
FG Percentage.407 (24-59) .458 (27-59)
3P FG Percentage.391 (9-23) .353 (6-17)
FT Percentage.647 (11-17) .789 (15-19)
Offensive Rebounds1311
Defensive Rebounds2323
Total Rebounds3634
Bench Points2214
PointsLutes - 18
Gray - 28
ReboundsBest - 8
Gray - 6
TEAM - 6
AssistsRisseeuw - 4
Blacklock - 4
StealsPekarek - 2
White - 2
Bambenek - 2
Blacklock - 2
BlocksZimmerman - 2
White - 2
Bauman - 4
Beavers fall short in battle at Winona State, 75-68
Friday, January 30, 2015
Beavers fall short in battle at Winona State, 75-68

WINONA, Minn. – Bemidji State men's basketball battled to the end in its Friday night road game at Winona State University but could not hold onto the lead as they fall 75-68.

Bemidji State moves its record to 7-12 overall and 3-12 in league play with the loss, while the Warriors improve to 10-9 overall and 7-8 in conference action. The Beavers are back in action Saturday, Jan. 31 as they take on Upper Iowa University before being back in Bemidji Feb. 6-7. 

Bemidji State Highlights

  • Brock Lutes with 18 points led the Beavers as he shot 7-of-16 from the field and 3-of-9 from the arc. Lutes added five rebounds, one assist and one steal.
  • Shane White followed scoring 10 points, shooting 3-of-9 from the field and a perfect 4-for-4 from the foul line.
  • The Beavers charted 36 rebounds, including 23 defensive boards compared to the Warriors 34.
  • Ben Best led the charge for the Beavers’ rebounding as he pulled down eight boards.
  • From the arc, BSU outshot Winona State as they were 39.1 percent to WSU’s 35.3 percent.
  • BSU tied the game up for the last time with 1:36 left in the game off a jumper by Lutes but were only able to get within one before the Warriors foul shots tilted the score.
  • 15 of the Beavers points came off second-chances and they only committed 10 turnovers to the Warriors’ 15.
  • The Beavers had an all-around better second half as they outshot the Warriors from beyond the arc going 7-of-12 and from the floor shooting 50 percent (14-of-28).

Winona State Highlights

  • The Warriors recorded four players with double figures in its win over BSU as Isaiah Gray paced them with 28 points. Gray went 10-of-15 from the field, 2-of-3 from the arc and added six foul shots.
  • Gray led the team in rebounds as well, pulling down six.
  • Kyle Bauman (18), Mark Blacklock (10) and Tim Wagner (10) rounded out the double-digits for Winona State.
  • Bauman tallied four blocks against the Beavers to lead the team and dished out three helpers.
  • Winona State posted 36 points in the paint compared to BSU’s 28 and held its largest lead of 16 in the first half with 1:59 left.
  • WSU ended the night shooting 45.8 percent (27-of-59) from the floor and 35.3 percent (6-of-17) from beyond the arc. 

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).