Men’s Basketball force overtime before falling to Minot State, 79-76

February 16, 20191st2nd1OT Final
Minot State30321779
Bemidji State25371476
Stats at a GlanceMINOTBSUM
FG Percentage.455 (25-55) .492 (31-63)
3P FG Percentage.500 (9-18) .233 (7-30)
FT Percentage.800 (20-25) .778 (7-9)
Offensive Rebounds613
Defensive Rebounds2028
Total Rebounds2641
Turnovers1016
Steals56
Bench Points1220
LeadersMINOTBSUM
PointsAkibo - 28
Morgan - 28
ReboundsAkibo - 11
Bader - 8
AssistsCody - 6
Morgan - 10
StealsAluyi - 2
Morgan - 2
Hoffman - 2
BlocksThompson - 1
Men’s Basketball force overtime before falling to Minot State, 79-76
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Men’s Basketball force overtime before falling to Minot State, 79-76

BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- The final home contest of the season for the Bemidji State University men’s basketball team spanned a thrilling 45 minutes after a 79-76 loss to Minot State University Saturday evening. Junior guard Ja Morgan and freshman forward Cody Landwehr combined for 48 points, including 24 in the final 10 minutes of the game, as the Beavers fall to 9-15 overall and 6-14 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

After trailing for the majority of regulation, Bemidji State was able to come back from a seven-point deficit with just over three minutes remaining in the second period. Landwehr and Morgan combined for the final 16 points of regulation for BSU, while Landwehr was able to convert a floating jumper in the paint with five seconds remaining to force overtime.

BSU scored six points in the first minute and a half of overtime to grab its first lead since early in the first half. Sophomore guard Jacob Hoffman scored five of the six points while the duo of Landwehr and Morgan again scored the final points of the period for BSU, combining for eight over the final 2:10 of play.

During the run, Morgan scored five points in the final 10 seconds, including a 3-pointer with two seconds to go to bring BSU within one, 77-76. Minot State made two free throws after being fouled and was able to interrupt a three-quarter heave for a potential game-tying 3-pointer.

Morgan finished with a team-high 28 points and 10 assists, recording his fourth double-double of the season, while Landwehr scored 20 points off the bench on 9-of-11 shooting from the field. Bemidji State outshot Minot State through the game, 49.2 percent to 45.5 percent, and won the battles on the boards, 41-26, and in the paint, 44-16. After giving up 13 turnovers in the first half that led to 13 points for MiSU, BSU gave away just three in the second half that led to zero.

Bemidji State will finish the 2018-19 regular season Feb. 22-23 on the road against St. Cloud State University and University of Minnesota Duluth.

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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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