Men's basketball tops Rockford, 73-66

Men's basketball tops Rockford, 73-66
January 31, 2009

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine University's men's basketball team utilized a big second half to break a halftime deadlock and gain a 73-66 win at Rockford College. With the victory, the Eagles improved to 12-7 overall and 7-4 in the Northern Athletics Conference. Senior Jared Bailey led Benedictine in scoring with 19 points. Bailey also had a game-leading five assists. Dan Klecan had 15 points, eight of which came via the free throw line. Cameron Snelling was the only other Eagle with double figure scoring at 13 points. Sneling's eight rebounds and four steals were also tops for either team. Nate Green contributed eight points and five boards. The two teams were tied at 31-31 after the first half of play. A torrid shooting performance (61 percent) by Benedictine in the second half helped the visitors separate from the host Regents down the stretch.


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.