Benedictine falls to nationally-ranked Illinois Wesleyan 89-79

Benedictine falls to nationally-ranked Illinois Wesleyan 89-79
November 16, 2009

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Coordinator
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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - The Benedictine University men's basketball team lost its 2009-10 season opener Sunday, falling at No. 26-ranked Illinois Wesleyan University, 89-79. The Eagles (0-1) trailed by as much as 18 points in the first half and got to within four points midway through the second period, but could get no closer. Senior forward Rob Bridgeman came of the BU bench to score a team-leading 22 points, 15 of which came in the first half. Bridgeman hit nine-of-13 shots from the field and was three-for-four from beyond the three-point arc. He also had two blocked shots. Junior guard Cameron Snelling, who had just five first half points, finished the game with 18 points and a game-high eight rebounds. Junior forward Terry Licht, also a reserve, was perfect from the field by going four-for-four (and three, three-point baskets) and a total of 12 points as the third Eagles' player in double-digit scoring. Sophomore point guard Nate Green had nine points, four assists and two steals. For more Athletics News, visit the Athletics Web site.


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.