2009
First-place Eagles continue to roll

First-place Eagles continue to roll
February 3, 2009

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

Benedictine's men's basketball team continued on its current hot streak, topping Concordia University Chicago, 84-47, in a Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) game in River Forest. With the win, the Eagles improved to 13-7 overall and 8-4 in the NAC. The victory was also the fourth in a row by Benedictine, as well as the team's ninth in its last 11 outings. The Eagles remained in a first place tie atop the NAC South Division standings. Sophomore Cameron Snelling led the team with 17 points. Snelling also pulled down eight rebounds. Fellow sophomore A.J. Brown had a team-leading nine rebounds to go along with his 16 points. Senior guard Jared Bailey tallied 14 points and dished off four assists. Patrick Noonan rounded out the quartet of Benedictine double-digit scorers with 10 points. Noonan also snagged six boards as the Eagles' team out-rebounded the Cougars by a 48-34 margin. The BU team shot 52 percent from the field. Conversely, a smothering Eagles defense held CUC to just 26 percent shooting from the floor. The Eagles led at the half, 44-22.

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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.