|January 18, 2020||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||BSU||WSU|
|FG Percentage||.528 (28-53)||.492 (29-59)|
|3P FG Percentage||.435 (10-23)||.469 (15-32)|
|FT Percentage||.800 (8-10)||.750 (9-12)|
Lo Biondo - 6
Chase - 1
WINONA, Minn. (McCown Gymnasium) -- The Bemidji State University men’s basketball team closed out its road weekend with an 82-74 loss at Winona State University on Saturday in Winona, Minn.
Junior forward Derek Thompson led the Beavers in scoring for the fifth straight game as the team falls to 8-8 overall and 5-7 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
Both teams held double-digit leads in the game, beginning with Bemidji State after senior forward Logan Bader sank a 3-pointer followed by back-to-back 3-pointers by junior guard Nick Wagner. BSU’s 9-0 run gave the team a 10-point, 20-10 advantage with 12:20 to play in the first half.
The Beavers and Warriors traded three-point plays over the following three possessions before WSU went on a 13-0 run to regain the lead, 26-23. After back-to-back 3-pointers by sophomore guard Max Bjorklund and Bader to give a three-point lead back to BSU, Winona State outscored Bemidji State, 20-7, over the final 7:39 of the first half.
Facing a 46-36 deficit at halftime, Bemidji State was only able to pull within six points on three occasions through the remainder of the game. BSU shot better in the second half than the first, 57.7 percent to 50.0 percent, but allowed WSU to hit seven 3-pointers in the second half.
Thompson scored 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting while Wagner added 17 points with seven rebounds and three assists. Bjorklund also scored in double-digits with 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting and 3-of-5 from 3-point range.
The Beavers finished the game shooting 52.8 percent (28-53) from the field and 43.5 percent (10-23) from beyond the arc while the Warriors shot 49.2 percent (29-59) from the floor and 46.9 percent (15-32) from 3-point range. WSU won the rebound margin, 29-26, and scored 10 points off six BSU turnovers.
Bemidji State returns to BSU Gymnasium for the first half of a four-game homestand Jan. 24-25 versus 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).