Bailey shines for men's basketball in setback at Aurora

Bailey shines for men's basketball in setback at Aurora
December 8, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine University junior guard Jared Bailey poured in a career-high 39 points, but it was not enough as the Eagles fell at rival Aurora University, 85-81. Benedictine is now 3-4 overall and 2-1 in the Northern Athletics Conference. Bailey connected on 13-of-21 from the field and was 10-for-11 from the free throw stripe. In addition to leading all scorers in the game, he was also the top rebounder with nine caroms. Bailey also dished off four assists. Freshman Cameron Snelling added 11 points as the only other BU player with double-figure point totals. Dan Klecan, Andrew Brown and Tim Swanson each tallied six points. Benedictine led at the half, 41-37. However, the host Spartans outscored the Eagles by a 48-40 margin in the second stanza.


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.