Eagles lose twice on Bahamas trip

Eagles lose twice on Bahamas trip
December 20, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The Benedictine University men's basketball team suffered a pair of losses on its trip to Nassau, Bahamas this week. The Eagles were defeated by St. Mary's College of Maryland, 87-75, on Tuesday and then fell to NCAA Division III power College of Wooster (Ohio), 91-62, on Wednesday. Benedictine is now 3-7 overall. In the St. Mary's game, BU was led by junior guard Jared Bailey's 32 points. Bailey hit 11-of-18 from the floor and also had a team-leading six rebounds, as well as four assists. Tim Swanson came off the bench to score 15 points as the only other Eagle in double digits. Swanson connected on three-of-six from three point range. Versus Wooster, Bailey knocked down 22 points to lead the team. He also gave off five assists. Swanson had 18 points - buoyed by a four-of-six night from beyond the arc - while Andrew Brown added 10 points. Rob Bridgeman grabbed eight rebounds to pace Benedictine in that category. Bailey contributed six rebounds in the loss.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.