Eagles fall to leagure-leader in overtime thriller

Eagles fall to leagure-leader in overtime thriller
January 30, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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It was nothing more than a "typical" Aurora-Benedictine men's basketball game. To heck with won-lost records. Northern Athletics Conference leader Aurora (16-3, 12-0 NAC) got all it could handle from Benedictine University (6-13, 5-7 NAC) in an 82-80 overtime thriller won by the Spartans in Lisle. The Eagles went at AU from the outset and did not back down from the veteran Spartan lineup. The game gave fans their money's worth, too, with 10 ties and 21 lead changes. Aurora's largest lead was eight points, while Benedictine's biggest cushion was six. Benedictine was led by Jared Bailey's 22 points, on a seven-for-13 shooting night. Bailey also had five assists and three steals. Cameron Snelling added 15 points and a team-high eight rebounds. Tim Swanson's 10 points rounded out the Eagles in double figures. Patrick Noonan had a game-leading eight assists to go along with his eight points.


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.