|January 11, 2020||1st||2nd||1OT||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||NSU||BSU|
|FG Percentage||.506 (40-79)||.500 (31-62)|
|3P FG Percentage||.314 (11-35)||.520 (13-25)|
|FT Percentage||.778 (7-9)||.895 (17-19)|
Bader - 7
Chase - 7
Bjorklund - 3
Bader - 3
Chase - 3
Bader - 1
Wagner - 1
Fox - 2
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- The trio of Logan Bader, Derek Thompson and Nick Wagner combined for 67 points Saturday night as Bemidji State University men’s basketball suffered a 98-92 overtime loss to Northern State University.
The Beavers were handed their second straight overtime loss to move to 8-6 overall and 5-5 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. It was the first time since Feb. 25 and 28, 2009 that BSU had lost back-to-back games in overtime.
After trailing 48-40 at halftime, the Beavers regained their first lead since 12:35 in the first half after going on a 9-0 run. Wagner hit a 3-pointer to cap the run to put BSU ahead, 61-60, with 12:18 left in regulation. BSU went on another run of 6-0 six minutes later to take a game-high seven-point lead, 71-64. Thompson and junior guard Griffin Chase combined for 14 of the final 16 points for BSU in regulation, although NSU forced overtime with a 3-pointer with nine seconds to play.
The Wolves scored nine of the first 11 points of overtime to set up a near comeback by the Beavers. Bader sank a 3-pointer from sophomore guard Max Bjorklund before Wagner converted a four-point play to cut the team’s deficit to two, 94-92. NSU hit a 3-pointer on the following possession to seal the game as BSU was not able to hit on three field goals to finish the game.
Thompson tied his career-high with 28 points and tied for the team-high with seven rebounds and three assists while also going 8-of-8 from the free throw line. Wagner finished with 21 points after shooting 8-of-13 from the field and 4-of-6 from 3-point range. Bader chipped in 18 points, seven rebounds and three assists while also going 4-of-6 from beyond the arc.
Bemidji State returns to action Jan. 17-18 with a road trip to take on Upper Iowa University and Winona State University.
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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).