2007
Men's basketball knocks off Wittenberg in opener, 79-74

Men's basketball knocks off Wittenberg in opener, 79-74
November 16, 2007

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

Head coach Keith Bunkenburg unveiled the 2007-08 edition of the Benedictine University men's basketball team at the Lee Pfund Classic at Wheaton College. If Friday's result is any indication of what's to come, it could very well be a exciting season! Benedictine shot 47.2 percent from the field overall and 44.4-percent from three-point range (12-27) on its way to the 79-74 win over Wittenberg College. The Eagles were a blistering 62.5-percent (10-16) from beyond the arc in the first half alone, advancing to the tournament's championship game on Saturday (8:00 p.m.) versus host Wheaton College. BU had a quintet of players in double-figure scoring, led by 18 points from sophomore Michael Fahey in his debut as an Eagle. Fahey came off the BU bench and was four-for-six from the field, four-of-five from three point range, while also going a perfect six-for-six from the free throw stripe. Senior Tim Swanson tallied 12 points and four rebounds., while Aaron Brown and Jared Bailey each had 11 points. Ryan Brown had 10 points, while Bailey also gave off a game-high seven assists.

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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.