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2020-21 Bellevue Men's Basketball News

  • Undermanned Bruins give Jimmies all they can handle in Opening Round
    March 12, 2021
    Bellevue suffered an 86-69 loss to Jamestown in the NAIA National Tournament Opening Round Omaha Bracket B. They conclude the season with a 20-14 overall record.
  • Bruins head to Omaha for Opening Round, will face Jamestown
    March 04, 2021
    Bellevue has been assigned to the Opening Round Bracket in Omaha, Neb. where they will face the University of Jamestown in the first round with the winner advancing to play LSU Shreveport.
  • King earns first team all-NSAA honors
    March 01, 2021
    Jemeil King earned first team all-NSAA honors for the second-straight season after leading the Bruins to their first conference tournament championship since 2017.
  • Bruins smother Trojans in second half to take home NSAA crown
    February 27, 2021
    Bellevue claimed their 14th conference tournament title and punched a ticket to the NAIA National Tournament for the 20th time with a 63-57 win over Dakota State on Saturday evening.
  • Trio powers BU past Vikings into NSAA Championship Game
    February 25, 2021
    The trio of Paulo Araujo, Jemeil King, and Vinny Belcaster combined for 53 points to power the second-seeded Bellevue University men's basketball team past No. 3-seeded Valley City State University, 73-63, in the semifinals of the North Star Athletic Association Tournament Thursday night at the Gordon Lozier Athletic Center. 
  • BU advances to NSAA Semis with 71-52 win over Warriors
    February 23, 2021
    Led by Jemeil King, the second-seeded Bellevue University men's basketball team defeated No. 7 Waldorf University, 71-52, Tuesday night in first-round action of the North Star Athletic Association Tournament at the Gordon Lozier Athletic Center. 
  • King powers BU to Senior Night win over Dakota State
    February 18, 2021
    Jemeil King scored 28 points on 11-of-15 shooting to lead Bellevue to a 73-62 win over Dakota State on Senior Night.
  • Pierce recognized as NSAA Player of the Week
    February 15, 2021
    Eric Pierce became Bellevue’s second NSAA Player of the Week this season after averaging 18 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 5.0 assists in the Bruins’ two games last week.
  • Bruins stage big comeback before falling to Blue Hawks
    February 13, 2021
    Bellevue overcame an early 17-point deficit and led by as many as 11 but Ajdin Toskic’s three-point play with 2.1 seconds remaining gave Dickinson State a 67-65 NSAA win over the Bruins.
  • Pierce's double-double leads Bruins to crucial NSAA win
    February 12, 2021
    Eric Pierce scored 24 points and snagged 10 rebounds to help Bellevue pull away for an 89-77 win over Valley City with a dominating second half.
  • Basketball home finales moved to Feb. 18
    February 08, 2021
    Bellevue will host Dakota State University in a women’s and men’s basketball double-header on Thursday, Feb. 18. The women will tip off at 5:30 p.m. with the men to follow at approximately 7:30 p.m.
  • BU pulls away late in 11-point win over Saints
    February 06, 2021
    In a game that featured five ties and 12 lead changes, the Bellevue University men's basketball team pulled away late while recording a 71-60 victory over visiting Presentation College Saturday night in North Star Athletic Association action at the Gordon Lozier Athletic Center. 
  • MSU earns hard-fought 83-71 win over Bruins
    February 05, 2021
    Despite a career-high 28 points from Michael Wright, the Bellevue University men's basketball team dropped a hard-fought, 83-71, contest to visiting Mayville State University Friday night in North Star Athletic Association action at the Gordon Lozier Athletic Association. 
  • Unlikely stars shine in Bruins' dominant 109-74 win at TCC
    January 30, 2021
    Ryan Reed led seven players in double figures and five who registered season-high scoring outings as Bellevue turned in a dominant performance on both ends.
  • BU comeback bid falls just short at Waldorf
    January 23, 2021
    Despite struggling offensively in the second half Bellevue managed to managed to give themselves a chance in the final seconds before, ultimately, falling 67-64 at Waldorf on Saturday evening.
  • Bruins defense suffocates V-Hawks in 20-point road win
    January 22, 2021
    Jaylen Wiltz scored a season-high 19 points and Bellevue shots a season-best 65% from the floor but a nine-minute spell in which the BU defense held Viterbo without a field goal during a 26-3 run was the story of the night.
  • Win streak halted as BU falls 75-71 at Mayville
    January 16, 2021
    Bellevue trailed by as many as 15 but rallied to take a lead late in the second half before succumbing to Mayville State on Saturday evening.
  • Bruins pull away from Saints with strong second half
    January 15, 2021
    Bellevue out-scored Presentation 46-30 in the second half to pick up a 75-58 road win and stretch their season-long win-streak to six games.
  • BU holds off VCSU, snaps Vikings' 9-game streak
    January 09, 2021
    The Bellevue University men's basketball team held off a furious second-half Viking rally, snapping Valley City State University's nine-game winning streak, as BU recorded a 77-69 victory Saturday night in North Star Athletic Association action at the Gordon Lozier Athletic Center. 
  • King leads Bruins to 62-55 win over Blue Hawks
    January 08, 2021
    Jemeil King led three Bruins in double figures with 21 points as the Bellevue University men's basketball team recorded a 61-55 victory over Dickinson State University Friday night in North Star Athletic Association action at the Gordon Lozier Athletic Center. 
  • Belcaster named NSAA Player of the Week
    January 04, 2021
    Freshman Vinny Belcaster, who helped the Bruins to three victories last week including a pair of conference wins, was named the North Star Athletic Association's Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 3. 
  • King, Belcaster pace BU to 15-point win over V-Hawks
    January 02, 2021
    Jemeil King (21) and Vinny Belcaster (20) combined for 41 points to pace the Bellevue University men's basketball team to an 84-69 victory over Viterbo University in North Star Athletic Association action Saturday evening in the Gordon Lozier Athletic Center. 
  • BU overcomes sluggish start in 73-59 win over Swedes
    December 30, 2020
    After trailing by double digits early in the contest, the Bellevue University men's basketball team picked up the intensity on both ends of the floor while recording a 73-59 victory over Bethany College in the final game of the Fairfield Inn & Suites Bruin Holiday Classic on Wednesday afternoon in the Gordon Lozier Athletic Center. 
  • BU evens conference record with 83-79 win over Waldorf
    December 28, 2020
    Lewis Hayes led four Bruins in double figures with 20 points as the Bellevue University men's basketball team recorded an 83-79 victory over Waldorf University Monday afternoon in North Star Athletic Association action in the Gordon Lozier Athletic Center. The game was being played as part of the Fairfield Inn & Suites Bruin Holiday Classic. 
  • Bruins drop hard-fought contest at NWC, 82-79
    December 19, 2020
    In a game that featured six ties and 10 lead changes, the Bellevue University men's basketball team dropped a hard-fought battle at Northwestern College (Iowa), 82-79, Saturday afternoon in non-conference action at the Bultman Center. 
  • Comeback falls short as No. 20 USF downs BU, 67-60
    December 16, 2020
    Despite a furious second-half comeback effort, the Bellevue University men's basketball team dropped a hard-fought, 67-60, decision to No. 20 University of Saint Francis (Ind.) Wednesday night in non-conference action in the Gordon Lozier Athletic Center. 
  • Bruins come up short in NSAA-opener
    December 05, 2020
    Jemeil King led three Bruins in double figures but Bellevue’s shooting woes behind the arc hindered BU in a 63-60 loss to Dakota State to open NSAA play.
  • Resilient Bruins rally for double OT win at USF
    November 30, 2020
    Bellevue played from behind almost the entirety of regulation and used a strong second overtime to secure a 77-71 come-from-behind victory over St. Francis at the USF Thanksgiving Classic.
  • Titans find rhythm in second half, hold on to edge Bruins
    November 29, 2020
    IU South Bend shot 57.6 percent in the second half to build a late 20-point lead before holding on to top Bellevue, 84-79, at the USF Thanksgiving Classic.
  • Hayes guides BU to 72-64 win over EWU
    November 28, 2020
    Lewis Hayes led four Bruins in double figures as the Bellevue University men's basketball team picked up a 72-64 victory over East-West University Saturday afternoon in the University of St. Francis Thanksgiving Classic being played at the Pat Sullivan Center. 
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