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Bemidji State basketball teams take to the road for NSIC weekend

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The Bemidji State basketball teams are on the road this weekend for the final full weekend of NSIC play.

The Beavers take on Minnesota State University, Moorhead on Friday and Minnesota-Crookston on Saturday.

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The women's games tip-off at 6 p.m. and the men's games follow at 8 p.m.

Bemidji State will be looking to snap a four-game losing streak tonight against the Dragons.

The Beavers enter the weekend with a 7-14 overall record and are 11th place in the NSIC with a conference record of 4-11.

Bemidji State lost a close game to Concordia-St. Paul last weekend by a 78-73 score before being overwhelmed by St. Cloud State 107-71.

The Beavers continue to be paced by the strong play of senior guard Seth Haake, who is shooting 53 percent from the field to rank ninth among conference shooters. His 45 percent success rate from 3-point range ranks seventh in the league.

Freshman Lance Rongstad sit out last weekend's games to injury and his status for this weekend is uncertain. His 12.8 points per game in conference play ranks second among freshmen in the league.

Bemidji State has done well from the free throw line this year and has the best conference mark at 77 percent. BSU's overall mark of 76 percent ranks 10th in the nation.

Moorhead enters the weekend 7-15 overall and 4-11 in NSIC play while Crookston is 4-18 overall and 0-15 in NSIC play.

BSU will be looking to avenge a 73-71 loss to the Dragons earlier this season and for a season sweep against the Golden Eagles.

The Bemidji State women will be looking to even the score against the Dragons and Golden Eagles this weekend after losses to the two teams earlier this season.

BSU stands at 10th place in the NSIC standings with 12-10 overall record and 6-9 NSIC record.

The Beavers are coming off a weekend split with a 80-62 loss against No. 23 Concordia-St. Paul and a 70-63 win over St. Cloud State.

Bemidji State hopes to continue its success on the road where it holds an 8-4 record away from BSU Gymnasium.

Freshman Emily Kaus has a chance to move up the record books this weekend as she is four blocks away from the No. 2 spot on BSU's regular season blocks list. She stands at 39 blocks for the season.

MSU, Moorhead enters the weekend 16-6 overall (10-5 NSIC) and Crookston is 8-13 overall (6-9 NSIC).

In the earlier games this year, BSU lost to the Dragons 75-66 in double overtime and 92-88 to the Golden Eagles.

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