2007
Klecan clickin' as Eagles gain road win

Klecan clickin' as Eagles gain road win
January 10, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

Benedictine freshman Dan Klecan tallied a game-high 24 points as the Eagles topped Wisconsin Lutheran College, 72-71, in a Northern Athletics Conference road game. Benedictine evened its overall record at 6-6, 4-1 in the NAC. Klecan canned eight-for-18 from the floor, including hitting six-of-12 from beyond the three-point arc. Sophomore point guard Jared Bailey also had another outstanding game, pouring in 20 points and connecting on three-of-four treys. Tim Swanson added 11 points. Guard Travis Wilson had a game-leading 12 rebounds and added six points. None were larger than his last of each, however. The Eagles trailed by as much as seven points with a little over four minutes remaining in the game. BU knotted matters at 69-69 on a layup and free throw by Bailey at the 1:16 mark. WLC retook the advantage on a pair of free throws. Benedictine's Bailey made one of two charity shots with 43 tics left to make it 71-70. After the Warriors missed a layup with eight seconds left, Swanson got the defensive board and hustled the ball upcourt where Bailey took the quick jumper, which was off the mark. Fortunately for the Eagles, Wilson was there to haul in the offensive rebound and immediately put the ball back in with :01 showing on the clock to provide the margin of victory, 72-71.

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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.