Men's basketball: Dragons rebound, hammer Winona State

MSU Moorhead shrugged off a loss the day before and blasted Winona State in an NSIC road game on Saturday.

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WINONA, Minn. — Minnesota State Moorhead shook off a Friday night loss and blitzed Winona State 88-59 on Saturday in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference game a the McCown Gymnasium.

The Dragons lost 84-78 at Upper Iowa on Friday but suffered no hangover from the defeat. They shot 47 percent from the floor, nailing 16 of 32 3-pointers. The committed just six turnovers, blocked seven shots, had six steals, had 16 assists on 29 makes and got 29 points from their bench.

Gavin Baumgartner hit five 3-pointers and finished with 19 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Jacob Beeninga scored 14 points and Lorenzo McGhee scored 11.

Jaden Stanley-Williams scored nine points and Dane Zimmer had six points, eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals. Trever Kaiser and Gabe Myren both scored eight points.

The Dragons are 13-3 and tied with Northern State for the top spot in the NSIC's North Division and for the league's best record. MSUM is 18-4 overall and plays host to Minnesota Duluth at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, and St. Cloud State at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4.

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