2008
Men's basketball improves to 2-0

Men's basketball improves to 2-0
November 18, 2008

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

Benedictine's men's basketball team won its second-consecutive game of the season topping Beloit College, 62-57, at the Rice Center. The Eagles (2-0) wins have both been non-conference contests. Despite not having a good night shooting as a team - just 34 percent from the floor - Benedictine still found a way to win. A smothering defense that produced 17 steals and forced the Buccaneers into 25 turnovers payed huge dividends. Four Eagles' players - Jared Bailey, Cameron Snelling, Rob Bridgeman and Nate Green - all had three steals apiece. Bailey also had a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead BU in both statistics. Bailey suffered through a 4-for-14 night shooting from the floor, but compensated by going 7-for-7 from the free throw stripe. Bailey also had a game-high four assists. Green, a freshman guard, came off the Eagles' bench to tally 12 points as the only other player in double figure scoring. Green snagged six caroms off the glass, as well. Michael Fahey chipped in nine points, while Travis Wilson pulled down eight 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.