Bailey reaches 1,000 career points in Eagles' big win

Bailey reaches 1,000 career points in Eagles' big win
January 29, 2009

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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For the second consecutive game, Benedictine University's men's basketball team defeated the Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) South Division leader as it topped Milwaukee School of Engineering in overtime, 80-75, at the Rice Center. The win upped the Eagles overall mark to 11-7 and improved the team to 6-4 in the NAC. Last Thursday, Benedictine defeated then NAC South frontrunner Aurora University on the road. In addition to helping to tighten the NAC South race, the game also showcased senior guard Jared Bailey (Argo, Ill./Argo Community H.S.) reaching his 1,000th career point as an Eagle. the second of Bailey's two free throws with 3:31 left in regulation elevated him to the millennium mark. Bailey finished with a game-high 23 points - giving him 1,005 for his career - as he became the 25th player to join the 1,000-point club in Benedictine history. Dan Klecan added 16 points to the Eagles coffers versus MSOE. Rob Bridgeman came off the BU bench to chip in 14 points, hitting 4-of-5 from the field. Cameron Snelling had a team-leading eight rebounds. As a team, the Eagles out-rebounded the Raiders by a 40-34 margin. Benedictine will next be in action Saturday (Jan. 31) in a key matchup at Rockford College. Tipoff will be at 4:15 p.m.


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.