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Beaver Men’s Basketball Gameday – Game 15 – January 17, 2020 – at Upper Iowa

A Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference interdivisional series awaits the Bemidji State University men’s basketball program Jan. 17-18 in Fayette, Iowa vs Upper Iowa and Winona, Minnesota vs Winona State.

BSU opens the weekend at Upper Iowa University against the Peacocks on Friday.

The Series vs Upper Iowa

  • Bemidji State leads the all-time series against Upper Iowa, 13-8.
  • BSU snapped a two-game winning streak by UIU in the series with a 93-90 win in the lone matchup last season.
  • The Beavers are looking to win back-to-back games against the Peacocks for the first time since a four-game winning streak from March 8, 2013 through Jan. 30, 2016.
  • Junior forward Derek Thompson scored a team-high 26 points with 11 rebounds on 9-of-16 shooting, including 4-of-7 from beyond the arc, for his fourth career double-double last season against UIU. Sophomore guard Max Bjorklund added 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting with two steals.
  • The series began Dec. 16, 1949, a 97-69 win by Bemidji State. The two programs took a 55-year hiatus in the series before restarting in 2004.