Beaver Fever Friday – Tate Olson – Mens Basketball

Beavers host Golden Eagles in first game on the NSIC regular season

The Bemidji State University Men’s Basketball team will host University of Minnesota, Crookston in its first game of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference regular season at 5:30 p.m., in the BSU Gymnasium on Tuesday.
The Series vs Minnesota Crookston

Bemidji State leads the all-time series against Minnesota Crookston, 44-12.

The Beavers and Golden Eagles last met Jan. 2, 2022, with a 70-46 win by BSU in Bemidji, Minn.

Bemidji State leads the series 28-2 when hosting Minnesota Crookston

BSU and UMC first met Nov. 11, 1994, an 88-76 win by UMC.
BSU competes in its first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference game after sweeping Oak Hills Christian College and University of Minnesota, Morris, in its home opener.

The last time the Beavers were defeated at home by the Golden Eagles was on Jan. 16, 2017 with a score of 65-50.

Bemidji State is converting on more than half of its shots, 52.4% from the field.

Leading the scoring for the Beavers is junior John Sutherland with 96 points after putting up 21 and 26-points last weekend.

Dalton Albrecht and Sutherland have both put-up double-digit points in every game this season so far.

Bemidji State averaged 107 points in their last two games.

Sutherland is averaging 8.4 rebounds per game and leads the team and is fourth in the NSIC with 42.

Mohamed Kone is leading the Beavers assists dishing out 23 in five games.

Bemidji State leads the NSIC in scoring offense and 12th in scoring defense. BSU is also in first in field goal percentage (.524) and second in 3-point field goal percentage (.453). The Beavers are 12th in turnovers but are second in assist to turnover ratio.

Scouting Minnesota Crookston 
Coaching his first season for the Golden Eagles is Bryan Beamish after spending eight seasons as an assistant coach and four as associated head coach for UMC.

Minnesota Crookston has started the season 0-4. 

UMM averaged 67.8 points per game shooting 44.7% from the field and 31.5% from three.

Minnesota Morris and Bemidji State head-to-head are 8-1 in favor of BSU.