Young Benedictine team narrowly defeated by Aurora, 83-79.

Young Benedictine team narrowly defeated by Aurora, 83-79.
January 27, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

It was David versus Goliath, but in the end David just ran out of rocks. That was the scenario as a yountg Benedictine University men's basketball team tested a veteran and #18-ranked Aurora University squad, before finally suffering an 83-79 defeat at Aurora. Tim Swanson led all scorers with 24 points, hitting nine-of-12 from the field. Dan Klecan and Jared Bailey added 16 and 15 points, respectively. Travis Wilson rounded out the Eagles' double-digit scorers with 11 points, while snagging six rebounds. Jacob Carwell led all rebounders with nine boards. The Eagles actually had two more field goals in the game than the Spartans and made three more from beyond the arc. The difference proved to be from the free throw line where AU went 25-for-28 and Benedictine was 14-for-21.


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.