2007
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
dbeyer@ben.edu

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.

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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.