Bailey shines for men's basketball in setback at Aurora

Bailey shines for men's basketball in setback at Aurora
December 8, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine University junior guard Jared Bailey poured in a career-high 39 points, but it was not enough as the Eagles fell at rival Aurora University, 85-81. Benedictine is now 3-4 overall and 2-1 in the Northern Athletics Conference. Bailey connected on 13-of-21 from the field and was 10-for-11 from the free throw stripe. In addition to leading all scorers in the game, he was also the top rebounder with nine caroms. Bailey also dished off four assists. Freshman Cameron Snelling added 11 points as the only other BU player with double-figure point totals. Dan Klecan, Andrew Brown and Tim Swanson each tallied six points. Benedictine led at the half, 41-37. However, the host Spartans outscored the Eagles by a 48-40 margin in the second stanza.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.