2007
Men's basketball topped by Northwestern

Men's basketball topped by Northwestern
November 21, 2007

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

The Benedictine men's basketball team's venture to take on NCAA Division I opponent Northwestern University probably came out like most would have predicted, with the Wildcats securing a 95-63 win over the NCAA Division III Eagles. However, the real victory for Benedictine's team may well have been in the fact that the Eagles challenged Northwestern from wire-to-wire, regardless of the score. The two teams set a NU school game record for combined three-point baskets in a game, with the Eagles burying 13 of the 23 treys made. Benedictine's Dan Klecan led all scorers with 22 points (NU's Jeff Ryan had 20 to lead the 'Cats). Klecan hit eight-of-15 overall from the floor and drained six-of-nine from beyond the arc. Antonio Brooks came off of the Eagles' bench to add 13 points, hitting five-of-eight from the floor. Brooks went three-for-five from three-point range. Jared Bailey had a game-leading 10 assists. Teammate Aaron Brown had six rebounds to lead the Eagles in that category. Benedictine will next be in action on Saturday evening at regional rival North Central College. Tipoff in Naperville will be at 7:30 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.