BSU men's basketball team opens at Michigan Tech
The Bemidji State 2010-11 men's and women's basketball schedules were recently released.
The BSU men's basketball team will play 26 games with an expanded 22-game Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference schedule.
The Beavers start and finish their four nonconference contests in November and will play three games on the road.
BSU opens the season at Michigan Tech University Nov. 16. The Beavers will then travel to Finlandia the following night.
The home opener is Nov. 23 against Wisconsin-Stout and the non-conference season ends Nov. 29 against Jamestown College.
The conference season begins at BSU Gymnasium Dec. 3-4 with Minnesota State University Moorhead and Minnesota-Crookston opening the NSIC season for the second consecutive year.
BSU remains home for its longest homestand of the season to battle Winona State University Dec. 10 and Upper Iowa University Dec. 11.
Bemidji State returns from the holiday break to its longest road trip of the season starting with NSIC Tournament Champions and NCAA Elite Eight participants St. Cloud State on Jan. 14.
BSU closes the trip at defending NSIC regular season champions Mankato on Jan. 21 and at Southwest Minnesota State University Jan. 22.
A three-game homestand follows the road trip, starting with U-Mary and Northern State Jan. 28-29, and ends with Minnesota Duluth Feb. 5.
The home portion of the regular season schedule closes Feb. 18-19 with Mankato and Southwest Minnesota State. The regular season ends Feb. 25-26 at Upper Iowa and Winona State.
The 2009-10 Beavers closed the season winning five of their last six games, which included a season-long five game winning streak. BSU finished with a 12-15 overall record (8-12 NSIC). The win totals are the best under Bowen since 2005-06. BSU finished in 11th place in the final NSIC standings, but just a game out of a tie for ninth.
The Bemidji State women's basketball team will play NSIC games against four teams that reached the NCAA Regional Tournament last season.
The schedule also features non-conference games against NCAA tournament team California (Pa.) and NAIA Elite Eight Participant Grand View College at Mankato Tip-off Tournament.
BSU's schedule includes 13 home games and 13 away games. The Beavers will host 11 NSIC opponents at home along with nonconference foes Mayville State and the College of St. Scholastica.
The BSU women will play 22 games total against NSIC teams.
The Beavers will open the 2010-11 season with two exhibitions. On Oct. 28, BSU will face Jamestown at BSU Gymnasium. A contest against NCAA Division I participant South Dakota State follows Nov. 4 in Brookings, S.D.
BSU will open the regular season on Nov. 16 against Mayville State. The meeting will mark the first time in six years that the Beavers have opened the season at BSU Gymnasium. This year's meeting will mark the fourth time that BSU and Mayville State have met to open the season.
Following the home opener, the Beavers will play in the Mankato Tip-Off tournament Nov. 19-20 against California and Grand View.
BSU returns from holiday break on Jan. 2 against NCAA Central Region participant Minnesota-Duluth on the road.
BSU will continue one of its toughest stretches of the season with meetings against two more NCAA Central Region tournament participants in Augustana College and Wayne State College the weekend of Jan. 7-8 at BSU Gymnasium.
Following BSU's mid-January road trip, the Beavers will return home for a three-game homestand beginning on Jan. 28-29 against Mary and Northern State. On Feb. 5, UMD will travel to BSU Gymnasium for an early afternoon tip.
The home series finale is Feb. 18-19 against Southwest Minnesota State at Mankato State.
Bemidji State returns 12 players from last year's team that finished in a tie for 11th in the NSIC standings with a 6-14 conference record and a 12-15 overall record.