|January 04, 2019||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||UMD||BSUM|
|FG Percentage||.481 (26-54)||.407 (24-59)|
|3P FG Percentage||.600 (9-15)||.286 (6-21)|
|FT Percentage||.579 (11-19)||.750 (3-4)|
Ngom - 8
Ngom - 3
Paper - 2
Baumgartner - 1
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- In a game that saw eight lead change and the score tied 10 times through 25 minutes, the University of Minnesota Duluth used an 18-4 run over the next five minutes to open a 10-point lead over Bemidji State University with 10 minutes to go. The Bulldogs would not look back taking the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference contest 72-57 Friday at the BSU Gymnasium.
Brandon Myer led the Bulldogs with 29 points on 12-of-21 from the field, while Trevor Entwisle was 4-for-6 from beyond the arc to post 12 points.
BSU's Ja Morgan posted a team-high 12 points and five rebounds, while the Beavers got 12 points from Logan Bader.
UMD's Brandon Myer scored the first basket of the game and while Bemidji State battled back to tie the game twice, the Bulldogs would not surrender the lead until Morgan hit his first 3-pointer, giving BSU a 13-10 lead with 13:19 to go in the first half. The Beavers held the lead for the bulk of the rest of the half but a 3-pointer by Hunter Plamann put the Bulldogs in front 28-26 with 3:09 to go and UMD would hold the lead through the end of the half, 34-32.
BSU opened the second half with a lay up by Logan Bader and stretched its lead to four points, 43-19, 4:31 into the half, but Entwisle would hit a pair of 3-pointers to kick-start a run by the Bulldogs that would put the game out of reach. The UMD lead grew to a much as 16 points with just over five minutes to play as UMD cruised to the 15-point victory.
The Beavers (4-7; 1-6 NSIC) return to action tomorrow when they host St. Cloud State University for an NSIC contest. The teams will tip off at 5:30 p.m. at the BSU Gymnasium.