Men's basketball falls to nationally-ranked team

Men's basketball falls to nationally-ranked team
January 5, 2008

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

The Benedictine men's basketball team gamely battled 14th-ranked Elmhurst College, but eventually fell by an 82-72 score. The loss dropped the Eagles record to 4-8 overall. The loss overshadowed a tremendous effort by junior guard Jared Bailey. Bailey lit up the Bluejays for 33 points by hitting 12-of-16 shots from the field. Bailey was also four-of-five from beyond the three-point line. He also had a team-leading four assists and three steals. Freshman forward Andrew Brown chipped in 14 points, hitting six-of-eight from the field. Both teams shot the ball well from the field. Benedictine hit 54 percent overall (27-50), while Elmhurst was at 67 percent (31-46). Elmhurst held a 43-33 lead at the half.


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.