Streak snapped for men's basketball team, 82-73

Streak snapped for men's basketball team, 82-73
January 14, 2009

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The Benedictine men's basketball team saw its four-game win streak come to a halt Wednesday evening, losing to Wisconsin Lutheran College, 82-73, at the Rice Center. The Eagles fell to 8-6 overall and 3-3 in the Northern Athletics Conference. Benedictine trailed in a close game at halftime, 36-34, but found itself buried under the combination of a barrage of second half free throws and three-point shooting by the Warriors. WLC connected on 19-of-22 from the free throw stripe in the second half and was 23-of-26 from the charity line for the game, while burying 13-of-27 treys. The Eagles hit 3-of-4 free throws for the game. BU also made good on 6-of-22 from beyond the arc. Four Eagles finished in double figures, led by A.J. Brown's 18 points. Brown hit 9-of-14 from the floor and also grabbed six rebounds. Jared Bailey added 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Cameron Snelling had a double-double with 15 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Dan Klecan narrowly missed a double-double by scoring 12 points and grabbing nine boards.


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.