Beaver Men’s Basketball beaten by Vikings in weekend finale, 74-60

December 16, 20181st2ndFinal
Bemidji State283260
Augustana (S.D.)433174
Stats at a GlanceBSUMAUGIE
FG Percentage.426 (20-47) .519 (28-54)
3P FG Percentage.280 (7-25) .333 (6-18)
FT Percentage.722 (13-18) .706 (12-17)
Offensive Rebounds79
Defensive Rebounds2224
Total Rebounds2933
Turnovers125
Steals41
Bench Points1415
LeadersBSUMAUGIE
PointsHoffman - 18
Riemersma - 24
ReboundsBader - 6
Riemersma - 7
TEAM - 7
AssistsMorgan - 3
Riemersma - 4
StealsMcNallan - 2
LeBrun - 1
BlocksMcNallan - 1
Beaver Men’s Basketball beaten by Vikings in weekend finale, 74-60
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Beaver Men’s Basketball beaten by Vikings in weekend finale, 74-60

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Elmen Center) -- Sophomore guard Jacob Hoffman led the Bemidji State University men’s basketball program Sunday afternoon with 18 points in a 74-60 loss at Augustana University. BSU went on a 13-5 run to start the second half but was sent away with a 4-5 overall record and 1-4 mark in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Following Hoffman in scoring was junior forward Logan Bader with 12 points. Bader paced the Beavers on the boards with six rebounds and chipped in one assist.

Hoffman began scoring for Bemidji State with his first of four 3-pointers while Bader followed with another 3-pointer to put BSU ahead early, 6-2. The Vikings vaulted themselves to the lead with a 16-2 run over a six-minute span, holding the Beavers to 0-for-5 shooting from the field and forcing three turnovers. Bader and Hoffman combined for BSU’s first four field goals over the first 13 minutes of play, as AU was able to take a 27-15 lead.

After trailing 15 points at halftime, 43-28, Bemidji State opened the second half on a 13-5 run to reach within 10 points of Augustana’s lead. Freshman forward Cody Landwehr’s first 3-pointer of the game brought BSU’s deficit to seven, 48-41. The Vikings defense held the Beavers to just four points until 7:22 remaining in the game, going on a 16-4 run to lead, 64-45.

The Beavers went 10-for-24 from the field and 3-for-13 from beyond the arc in the second half as the Vikings went 11-for-22 from the field to hold on to the victory.

For the game, Bemidji State shot 42.6 percent (20-for-47) from the floor, 28.0 percent (7-for-25) from long range and 72.2 percent (13-for-18) from the free throw line. The Vikings took advantage of 12 Beavers turnovers that led to 20 points.

Bemidji State returns to action Sunday, Dec. 30 in the season finale against University of Minnesota Crookston. The Beavers and Golden Eagles tip-off at 4 p.m. from the Lysaker Gymnasium in Crookston, Minn.

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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).

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