College men’s basketball: Wagner, Bemidji State too much for UMD

Senior matches career-high 32 points as Beavers bounce Bulldogs.

Minnesota Duluth’s Drew Blair (22) gets a screen from Austin Andrews (32) during the Bulldogs’ game with Mary last month at Romano Gym. (File / News Tribune)

Senior guard Nick Wagner matched his career-high with 32 points as Bemidji State cruised to a 96-77 NSIC men’s victory over Minnesota Duluth Friday before 123 in Bemidji, Minnesota.

Wagner made 5 of 10 3-pointers as the Beavers blitzed the nets from outside, connecting on 13 of 25 (52%) from beyond the arc.

Mohamed Kone added 15 points and Derek Thompson chipped in 14 for Bemidji State (5-8), which shot 63.6% from the field and had five players reach double figures in scoring.

Drew Blair and Charlie Katona had 20 points apiece and Austin Andrews added 16 to lead UMD (4-6).

The same teams rematch at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Bemidji.

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