2008
Men's basketball stumbles on the road

Men's basketball stumbles on the road
February 12, 2008

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

The Benedictine men's basketball team could have secured its place in the Northern Athletics Conference post-season tourament but, instead, now finds itself on the bubble after a 72-51 loss at Dominican University. The Eagles are 9-14 overall and 8-8 in the NAC. With its win, Dominican nudged ahead of the Eagles in the race for the eighth - and final - slot in the NAC tourney. DU has three games left, while Benedictine has two remaining games. The Eagles were led by Cameron Snelling's 13 points. Rob Bridgeman came off the BU bench to add 11 points and grab a team-high eight rebounds. BU's leading scorer, Jared Bailey, was held to five points. The Eagles trailed at the half, 48-25, after the Stars jumped out to a 13-2 advantage to open the game. BU will next be in action on Saturday (4:15 p.m.) at home versus Edgewood College.

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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.