Tale of two halves decides Men’s Basketball 87-59 loss to Winona State

January 19, 20191st2ndFinal
Winona State365187
Bemidji State382159
Stats at a GlanceWSUBSUM
FG Percentage.515 (35-68) .478 (22-46)
3P FG Percentage.542 (13-24) .464 (13-28)
FT Percentage.800 (4-5) 1.000 (2-2)
Offensive Rebounds92
Defensive Rebounds2225
Total Rebounds3127
Turnovers218
Steals80
Bench Points2421
LeadersWSUBSUM
PointsTaylor - 32
Hoffman - 19
ReboundsTaylor - 8
Thompson - 5
Bader - 5
AssistsWhitelow - 6
Bjorklund - 4
Morgan - 4
StealsWhitelow - 2
Peyton - 2
Martens - 2
BlocksWagner - 1
Thompson - 2
Tale of two halves decides Men’s Basketball 87-59 loss to Winona State
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Tale of two halves decides Men’s Basketball 87-59 loss to Winona State

BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- Saturday afternoon’s weekend finale was a story of two halves for the Bemidji State University men’s basketball program during its 87-59 loss to Winona State University at BSU Gymnasium. After scoring 10 3-pointers in the first half, the Beavers scored just 21 points and allowed 51 to the Warriors to fall to 5-11 overall and 2-10 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

The two teams played a tightly-contested battle through the first half, as neither squad pulled away by more than six points. Sophomore guard Jacob Hoffman converted his third and fourth 3-pointers of the first half to push BSU to its largest lead of the night, 33-27, with just over five minutes to play in the first half. Heading into halftime, BSU held a 38-36 lead after shooting 14-of-25 from the floor and 10-of-17 from long range.

The script was flipped after the intermission, despite BSU opening with six of the first eight points between both teams. Winona State went on a 24-2 run while holding Bemidji State to 1-for-8 shooting from the field with four turnovers.

Hoffman ended the game as BSU’s leading scorer with 19 points on 6-of-11 from the field, including 5-of-9 from long range. Junior guard Logan Longo also converted from deep multiple times with 12 points to follow Hoffman.

Bemidji State ended the game shooting 47.8 percent from the field and 46.4 percent from long range. The Beavers were not able to score any points off turnovers or second-chance points, while the Warriors totaled 25 points off turnovers and nine second-chance points.

Bemidji  State returns to the road Jan. 25-26 to take on Minot State University and University of Mary.

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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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