NORTHFIELD, Minn.—Who says you can't beat a team three times in one season? Who says you can't win on the road? Bethel doesn't that's for sure. The Royals came from behind Friday night in Northfield to defeat St. Olaf College—the No. 2 seed in the MIAC Playoffs and No. 18 team in the country—by a final score of 75-67.
BU trailed by 10 points with 6:28 remaining in the opening half, but manufactured a 14-4 run over the next four and a half minutes to even the game at 33-33.
Bethel men's basketball player Kyle Zimmermann has had a special season no doubt, but Tuesday morning made it even more memorable as the senior leader was honored to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-America team for Division III basketball. Zimmermann was one of 15 players selected to three different five-man squads and he was the only player represented from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC).
Zimmermann, who was a two-time Acadademic All-District r
The MIAC Men's Basketball Athlete-of-the-Week award ended just as it began this season, with Bethel star Kyle Zimmermann (Champlin, Minn./Champlin Park) taking home the award. Over the final week of the regular season, the senior forward helped the team secure a home game in the first round of the MIAC Playoffs by leading the Royals to a 2-1 record, including an upset of No. 3-ranked St. Thomas, while averaging 15.3 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.3 blocked shots per game and shoo
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Bethel University's men's basketball team trailed the No. 3-ranked University of St. Thomas 36-50 with 9:24 remaining in Wednesday night's road contest, but thanks to a 17-3 run over the next 6:28 the Royals were able to outlast the Tommies in overtime 71-65.
The triumph over St. Thomas marked the first time in program history that the Royals have taken down an opponent ranked No. 3 or higher. It's also the third time this season BU has defeated a ranked opp
Criticism for his height disadvantage as a post player never stopped Kyle Zimmermann from being an explosive basketball player and Saturday he proved just how effective he could be by scoring his 1,000th career point as a Royal in Bethel's 79-59 victory over Saint Mary's. Zimmermann not only reached a milestone mark, but he also had an incredible performance in Saturday's matinee with 25 points, 12 rebounds, five blocks, five assists, three steals, and zero rebounds—his seven