|February 07, 2020||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||BSU||CSP|
|FG Percentage||.509 (28-55)||.455 (25-55)|
|3P FG Percentage||.455 (10-22)||.360 (9-25)|
|FT Percentage||.818 (18-22)||.739 (17-23)|
Higgins - 2
ST. PAUL, Minn. (Gangelhof Center) -- Senior forward Logan Bader’s two career milestones helped Bemidji State University men’s basketball to an 84-76 win over Concordia University-St. Paul on Friday night at the Gangelhof Center in St. Paul, Minn.
Bader’s career moments along with a career-high 33 points from sophomore guard Max Bjorklund pushed the Beavers to a 10-11 record overall and 7-10 mark in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
Both teams held a lead through the first eight minutes of action before the Beavers went hot from the field en route to the final lead of the game. CSP held a 15-12 lead with 11:47 to play in the half followed by a 23-4 run for BSU over 4:47 of game time. Bjorklund led the charge with 16 points during the run as BSU went 9-of-10 from the field and 5-of-5 from beyond the arc to take a 35-19 advantage with 6:43 in the first half. Bemidji State closed its run with 13 straight points, all scored by Bjorklund with eight and senior guard Ja Morgan, playing in his first game since December 13, with five.
BSU’s first-half run led to a 44-32 lead at the break that grew to a game-high 18, 57-39, four minutes into the second period. CSP pulled to within five points midway through the half but was held off by junior forward Derek Thompson’s nine second-half points. Bader also secured the win with his milestone basket to reach 1,000 points with 4:45 to play in the game.
Bader is the 18th player at BSU to reach the 1,000-point mark and is just the fifth player in program history to reach both 1,000 points and 600 rebounds in his career. He currently ranks fifth all-time at BSU with 603 rebounds.
Bjorklund’s game-high 33 points came on 12-of-16 shooting from the field and 5-of-8 from beyond the arc, while Morgan followed with 15 points. Morgan also chipped in four assists, two rebounds and one steal, while Thompson recorded his eighth career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
As a team, Bemidji State shot 50.9 percent (28-55) from the field, 45.5 percent (10-22) from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent (18-22) from the charity stripe. The Beavers outrebounded the Golden Bears, 36-27, and scored 36 points in the paint.
Bemidji State finishes its weekend at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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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).