Beavers visit South Dakota State for exhibition meeting Sunday
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Beavers visit South Dakota State for exhibition meeting Sunday

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University women’s basketball team opens the 2013-14 season Oct. 27 with an exhibition contest at NCAA Division I South Dakota State University beginning at 2 p.m.

[BSU Notes]

Bemidji State
0-0, 0-0 NSIC
Head Coach: Mike Curfman
At BSU: 82-136 (9th)
Career: 147-237 (15th)
VS SDSU: 0-4

South Dakota State
0-0, 0-0 Summit
Head Coach: Aaron Johnston
At SDSU: 315-107 (14th)
Career: 315-107 (14th)
VS BSU: 6-0

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Series History: SDSU, 16-0  •  In Brookings: SDSU, 10-0  •  Last Five: SDSU, 5-0
Last Time (exhibition):
SDSU, 63-47  •  Nov. 4, 2010  •  Brookings, S.D.

Fast Break
• The Jackrabbits - the reining regular season (28-5 overall, 14-2 Summit) and conference tournament champions - were pegged to finish first in the Summit League this season.
• Coming off an 11-16 overall and 7-15 mark in league play a season ago, the Beavers were picked to finish 14th in the 2013-14 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Women’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll.
• BSU welcomed seven newcomers to the program this fall and returned players from the 2012-13 squad.
• Senior Morgan Lee led the team and finished 12th in the NSIC last season with 13.8 points per game. Her 64 3-pointers made ranked fourth in the NSIC and 56th nationally.
• The Beavers ranked sixth in the NSIC in steals with 8.4 per game last season.
• The Beavers have two players on the current roster that had mothers that played basketball at BSU and were teammates. Hanna Zerr’s mother, Kim (Babula), and Cassie Baalke’s mother, Beth (Buckingham), played together in the mid-80’s and were both enshrined into the BSU Athletic Hall of Fame as members of the 1986-87 women’s basketball team.

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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).