2008
Men's hoops does what it needs by upsetting No. 2 Marian

Men's hoops does what it needs by upsetting No. 2 Marian
February 23, 2008

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

The Benedictine men's basketball squad got a well-balanced effort in closing out the 2007-08 regular season with an 87-78 upset over Marian College, the second-place team in the Northern Athletics Conference. The Eagles finished the regular season 11-14 overall and 10-8 in the NAC. With the win, Benedictine gained the No. 8 - and final - slot in the NAC post-season tournament beginning Tuesday (Feb. 26). BU's opponent, however, will be no stranger as the Eagles will play at No. 1 seed Aurora University (7:00 p.m.). Versus Marian, freshman Brian Genslinger came off the BU bench to tally a team-high 19 points while also grabbing six rebounds. Genslinger was a perfect 7-for-7 from the field and also blocked two shots. Junior guard Jared Bailey had 14 points, five rebounds and six assists. Patrick Noonan also had six assists and tossed in nine points. Senior Tim Swanson had 16 points in his final home game. Cameron Snelling contributed 11 points and a game-high seven rebounds along with three blocked shots. BU shot more than 51-percent from the field and hot 8-of-14 from beyond the arc.

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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.