|January 23, 2021||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||UMARY||BSU|
|FG Percentage||.400 (28-70)||.450 (27-60)|
|3P FG Percentage||.286 (6-21)||.308 (8-26)|
|FT Percentage||.750 (6-8)||.615 (8-13)|
Behrendt - 13
Kone - 1
Landwehr - 1
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- Four student-athletes scored in double-digits to help Bemidji State University men’s basketball hold off a comeback by the University of Mary in a 70-68 win Saturday afternoon at BSU Gymnasium. Seniors Tyler Behrendt and Derek Thompson led the Beavers with 13 points each as the team improves to 2-6 overall and 1-5 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
Both teams struggled initially to start the game before seniors Nick Wagner and Griffin Chase made back-to-back jumpers to kick-start scoring three minutes into action. Three minutes later, freshman forward Dalton Albrecht bumped BSU’s lead to six, 16-10, with his first 3-pointer of the game while Thompson converted an old-fashioned 3-point play just under the 10-minute mark to extend the lead further to 10, 26-16.
The Marauders scored the first points of the second half followed by back-to-back scores from Chase and Thompson, the latter of which gave BSU its largest lead of the night at 11, 44-33. UMary brought its deficit down to just two points following a 7-0 run but was never able to grab the lead back. Behrendt held off the Marauder run with eight straight points for the Beavers, including his two second-half 3-pointers.
BSU held off UMary until less than one minute was remaining on the clock as the Marauders put in a layup to bring things to a one-point game. Following that points, UMary missed three straight shots and a pair of BSU free throws sealed the victory.
Behrendt shot 5-of-6 from the field, including 3-of-4 from beyond the arc, while adding three rebounds and one assist. Junior forward Cody Landwehr led the Beavers on the boards with nine rebounds to go along with eight points. Wagner finished with 11 points while Albrecht totaled a career-high 10 points.
The Beavers shot 45.0 percent from the floor (27-60) and 30.8 percent from 3-point range (8-26) while the Marauders shot 40.0 percent from the floor (28-70) and 28.6 percent from beyond the arc (6-21).
Bemidji State returns to the road Jan. 29-30 with a weekend series at Minot 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).