Eagles top Concordia Chicago, 78-72, in men's hoops

Eagles top Concordia Chicago, 78-72, in men's hoops
December 1, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

Benedictine's men's basketball team picked up an important road win to open Northern Athletics Conference play on Saturday, topping Concordia University Chicago, 78-72, in River Forest, Ill. The Eagles improved to 2-3 overall with the win. BU led by a slim 35-33 margin at halftime, before securing a little breathing room down the stretch in the second half. The Eagles shot 64-percent from the field in that second stanza and were 56-percent (29-52) for the game from the floor. Junior guard Jared Bailey led the team with 18 points on a six-for-11 shooting afternoon. Bailey hit two from three-point range and was four-for-four from the free throw stripe. He also had four assists and five steals. Sophomore Dan Klecan tossed in 16 points and freshman Cameron Snelling added 14. Both players hit six-of-10 shots from the field. Klecan had a team-leading six rebounds. The Eagles will take to the road again on Tuesday (Dec. 4) at Milwaukee School of Engineering. Tipoff at MSOE is slated for 7:00 p.m.


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.