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 located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.