Eagles lose twice on Bahamas trip

Eagles lose twice on Bahamas trip
December 20, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The Benedictine University men's basketball team suffered a pair of losses on its trip to Nassau, Bahamas this week. The Eagles were defeated by St. Mary's College of Maryland, 87-75, on Tuesday and then fell to NCAA Division III power College of Wooster (Ohio), 91-62, on Wednesday. Benedictine is now 3-7 overall. In the St. Mary's game, BU was led by junior guard Jared Bailey's 32 points. Bailey hit 11-of-18 from the floor and also had a team-leading six rebounds, as well as four assists. Tim Swanson came off the bench to score 15 points as the only other Eagle in double digits. Swanson connected on three-of-six from three point range. Versus Wooster, Bailey knocked down 22 points to lead the team. He also gave off five assists. Swanson had 18 points - buoyed by a four-of-six night from beyond the arc - while Andrew Brown added 10 points. Rob Bridgeman grabbed eight rebounds to pace Benedictine in that category. Bailey contributed six rebounds in the loss.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.