2008
Eagles stumble in men's hoops, 69-62

Eagles stumble in men's hoops, 69-62
January 19, 2008

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

The Benedictine men's basketball team dug itself too big of a hole versus Milwaukee School of Engineering, falling by a 69-62 score on Saturday. The loss dropped the Eagles' team to 6-10 overall and 5-4 in the Northern Athletics Conference. Benedictine trailed by 11 points at the half, 36-25, and was behind by double-digits for virtually all of the second stanza. BU managed to slice the margin to single figures only in the final minute of play. MSOE shot 54 percent from the field (23-43) and out-rebounded the Eagles, 31-22. Leading the way for Benedictine was junior guard Jared Bailey with 16 points. Sophomore Rob Bridgeman and freshman Cameron Snelling each tallied 10 points. Snelling had a team-leading six rebounds.

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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.