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Mavericks Open Home Schedule vs. Golden Bears and Vikings – Minnesota State University

MANKATO, Minn. — The Minnesota State men’s basketball team opens their home and NSIC schedules this week when they play Concordia-St. Paul and Bethany Lutheran College at the Taylor Center.

The Mavericks take on the Golden Bears at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday before taking on the Vikings at 1:00 p.m

History of the State of Minnesota: The 2022-23 season marks the 101st campaign as a college sport for Minnesota state men’s basketball. The Mavericks have gone 1,402-933 (.600) in 2,335 games since the program began in the 1920–21 season. MSU completed its 33rd and final season as a member of the NCC in 2008, holding a record 283-267 (.515) in 550 league games played. In the NSIC, MSU owns a record of 199-93 (.681), which comes with four regular-season championships and two tournament championships.

Against the Golden Bears: Tuesday’s game between Minnesota State and Concordia-St. Paul marks their 40th all-time meeting with MSU leading the series 32-7. The Mavericks have won their last 16 games against the Golden Bears, including a 92-82 win in their last meeting last season.

second grader Brady Williams scored 16 points as a senior Kelby Kramer scored 16 points and nine rebounds. Junior Kyreese Willingham added 13 points and four rebounds.

Jacob Everson had 10 points and three assists for the Golden Bears while Reid Patterson added 10 points.

head coach Matt Margenthaler owns a 31-5 record against Concordia-St. Paul, including a 15-2 record at the Taylor Center.

Against the Vikings: Saturday’s game between Minnesota State and Bethany Lutheran College marks their seventh meeting, with the Mavericks holding a 6-0 record. MSU won its last meeting against BLC 97-66 last season.

second grader Harrison Bradis scored 15 points and three rebounds as a sophomore Brady Williams scored 11 points. Senior Kelby Kramer also hauled in 10 rebounds.

Hunter Nielsen led the Viking with 14 points and seven rebounds while Justin Schrupp had nine points.

head coach Matt Margenthaler owns a 6-0 record against Bethany Lutheran College.

To the Mavericks: Minnesota State is starting the week with a 5-0 record after beating St. Cloud State (86-68), Sonoma State (88-63) and Stanislaus State (80-76) last week.

As a team, MSU averages 85.0 points and 39.4 rebounds per game while shooting 51.8% from the field. The Mavericks shoot 41.1% from three-point range and have 70 assists and 23 blocks.

Junior Malik Willingham is averaging 20.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game this season. second grader Kyreese Willingham also has 13.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game as a sophomore Harrison Bradis has scored 13.0 points per game. second grader Brady Williams averaged 11.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.

The Mavericks are led by Matt Margenthaler, who is in his 22nd season at Minnesota State. He owns a career record of 441-197 (.691).

About the Golden Bears: Concordia-St. Paul goes into the week with a 3-1 record, including a 77-76 win over Bemidji State and a 90-86 overtime loss to Northern Michigan.

As a unit, CSP is averaging 80.3 points and 26.3 rebounds per game this season while shooting 47.0% from the field. The Golden Bears are also shooting 38.4% from three-point range and have 52 assists and 25 steals.

Antwan Kimmons leads CSP with 25.8 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. Marcus Skeete has also averaged 16.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, while Jacob Everson has averaged 8.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.

Concordia-St. Paul is coached by Matt Fletcher, who is in his third season as the Golden Bears head coach. He owns an overall record of 81-74.

To the Vikings: Bethany Lutheran College heads into the week with a 4-0 record, including wins over Moody Bible (101-41) and Fontbonne University (95-81) in Chicago.

As a team, the Vikings are averaging 97.0 points and 43.5 rebounds per game this season while shooting 49.8% from the field and 37.3% from three-point range. BLC gave up 91 assists but committed 45 turnovers.

Hunter Nielsen is averaging 20.0 points and 8.5 rebounds per game this season, while Drew Sagedahl has averaged 17.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. Jax Madson has averaged 15.3 points per game and hit 12 three-pointers.

Pat Garvin is in his third season as head coach at Bethany Lutheran College. He owns a 24-16 record.

As for the Warriors, Stanislaus State goes into the week with a 1-1 record, including a loss to Point Loma (73-62) and a win over Fresno Pacific (65-57) last weekend.

As a team this season, Stanislaus State is averaging 63.5 points and 29.0 rebounds per game while shooting 41.9% from the field and 23.4% from three-point range. The Warriors also have 26 steals and 28 assists.

Kobe Ordonio is averaging 18.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game, while Marlon Short has averaged 13.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.

The Warriors are coached by Paul Trevor, who is in his sixth season at Stanislaus State. He owns a 55-33 record.

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