2009
Edgewood edges Benedictine in battle of NAC favorites

Edgewood edges Benedictine in battle of NAC favorites
December 14, 2009

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

In a battle of preseason NAC favorites, Edgewood edged out Benedictine 79-66 on Sunday, dropping BU to 3-4 overall and 1-2 in NAC. Benedictine outscored the visiting Edgewood in the first half and looked to be well on their way to a victory. BU even had a lead as late as six minutes remaining in the contest. However, the turning point of Sunday's contest was sophomore Ben Wisniewski bomb from downtown tying the contest at 63 with just 6:15 remaining in the game. After that shot, it was all Edgewood as the Eagles pounced on Benedictine scoring eight straight points, a hole Benedictine could not overcome. Wisniewski, last year's NAC Freshman of the Year, scored 22 points on 7-of-15 shooting, while junior guard Jeff Barczak had 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting. As far as Benedictine, the Eagles again spread the scoring around placing four players in double figures. Dan Klecan led BU with 12 points, while Cameron Snelling had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Surprise standout Rob Bridgeman picked up 11 points and senior Terry Licht continued to play efficient ball scoring 10 points in 12 minutes. Licht shot 3-of-4 from the field, including a perfect 3-of-3 from the free throw line.

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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.