|November 17, 2018||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||NC||BSUM|
|FG Percentage||.406 (26-64)||.627 (37-59)|
|3P FG Percentage||.385 (10-26)||.522 (12-23)|
|FT Percentage||.778 (7-9)||.563 (9-16)|
Galland - 2
Longo - 1
Thompson - 1
Bader - 1
Anderson - 1
Chase - 1
McNallan - 1
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- The Bemidji State University men’s basketball team was highly efficient on the offensive side of the ball on its way to a 95-69 win over Northland College Saturday afternoon in Bemidji, Minn. Sophomore forward Derek Thompson led the team with 27 points while sophomore guard Jacob Hoffman converted six 3-pointers in the first half.
The Beavers’ top two scorers accounted for the squad’s first 11 points, as Thompson scored eight points to keep BSU ahead early, 11-7. Thompson’s second 3-pointer of the game sparked a 23-0 run in favor of Bemidji State that spanned just over five minutes. Hoffman tallied five 3-pointers through the first 10 minutes of the game after debuting in the season-opener with a program-record nine 3-pointers. When the run was finished, Bemidji State held a 31-7 lead over Northland.
Bemidji State’s lead didn’t go below 20 points for the remainder of the game and went to a game-high 35 points with 5:01 in the game. After starting the first half shooting 71.0 percent from the field and 69.2 percent from 3-point range, BSU finished the game shooting 62.7 percent from the floor and 52.2 percent from long range.
Thompson finished the game shooting 85.7 percent (12-14) from the field and was one rebound shy of a double-double, leading BSU on the boards. Hoffman finished the game with 18 points, scoring all 18 in the first half, while junior guard Ja Morgan led the squad with eight assists.
Bemidji State travels for the Thanksgiving holiday Tuesday, Nov. 20 and Wednesday, Nov. 21 to play in the Palm Beach Atlantic Classic in West Palm Beach, Fla. BSU first takes on the host program Palm Beach Atlantic University Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. followed by a matchup against University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.
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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).