2007
Men's basketball falls in tourney title game

Men's basketball falls in tourney title game
November 17, 2007

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

Benedictine battled host Wheaton College gamely in the championship game of the Lee Pfund Classic, but in the end the Crusdaders emerged with the 73-57 win over the Eagles. Benedictine is now 1-1 on the year. The Eagles trailed by as many as 12 points in the opening half, but battled back to briefly take the lead, eventually trailing at the intermission (41-37). Wheaton pulled away early in the second stanza by holding BU scoreless for the first six minutes of the period, upping its lead to 53-37, before a Ryan Brown layup ended the Eagles' drought. Brown, who finished the game with 10 points and a team-high eight rebounds, was one of two Eagles named to the all-tournament team. Brown connected on five-of-eight from the floor and also had his team's only blocked shot of the night. The other Benedictine player honored was junior guard Jared Bailey. Bailey led his team with 16 points and five assists. He was five-for-10 from the field, including four-of-six from three-point range. Aaron Brown and Michael Fahey each added eight points in the loss for the Eagles.

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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.