Video – Beaver Fever Friday – Will Harvey – Mens Basketball

Senior forward Ben Best led the charge of the young Bemidji State University men’s basketball program versus University of Northern Iowa Friday night, as the Beavers fell in the season-opening exhibition, 71-48. Best finished with a team-high 10 points and five rebounds while the squad got in its first action of the 2016-17 season from the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Bemidji State jumped out to an early 9-3 lead in the game behind four of Best’s points and baskets from newcomers Peyton Dibble and Jai’Vionne Green. The Beavers held their last lead at 13-11 with just over 11 minutes to go in the first half. Green finished his first game as a Beaver with eight points, six coming from behind the arc.

Bemidji State plays its final exhibition game of the season Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. against University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Listen to the game Thursday on Talk Radio 1360 KKBJ or online at