Eagles men's basketball falls to Maranatha

Eagles men's basketball falls to Maranatha
December 15, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine University's men's basketball team lost a 70-67 Northern Athletics Conference contest to Maranatha Baptist Bible College on Saturday afternoon at the Rice Center. The Eagles are now 3-5 on the year and 2-2 in NAC games. Benedictine fought its way back from a 10-point halftime deficit - 45-35 - and took the lead midway through the second half. But the teams swapped buckets, with the Crusaders pulling away at the end. The Eagles were led by Ryan Brown's 16 points and game-leading total of 14 rebounds off the bench. Brown was seven-of-eight from the floor. Jared Bailey added 11 points, 10 of which came in the second half of play. Rob Bridgeman tossed in 10 points as the only other player in double figures.


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.