Bunkenburg notches coaching win #200

Bunkenburg notches coaching win #200
February 7, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The Benedictine University men's basketball team presented head coach Keith Bunkenburg with his 200th career collegiate coaching victory by soundly defeating Rockford College, 94-59, on the road. The win improved the Eagles' record to 8-13 overall and 7-7 in the Northern Athletics Conference. Junior guard Jared Bailey led the assault with a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds. Bailey also had a game-leading five assists and three steals. Freshmen Andrew Brown and sophomore transfer Michael Fahey each chipped in 18 points as the only other players in double digits for BU. Brown hit 8-of-9 from the field. Fahey was 6-for-8 from the floor, including 6-of-7 from beyond the arc. As a team, Benedictine shot 55 percent as a team overall and was 47 percent from three point range. The Eagles outrebounded the Regents by a healthy 45-28 margin. Bunkenburg's 200 wins is second only to legendary Eagles' head coach Tony LaScala's 385 wins in 29 seasons at the BU helm.


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.