Men's basketball extends win streak to four

Men's basketball extends win streak to four
January 16, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The Benedictine University men's basketball team had five players score in double figures on its way to a 66-57 Northern Athletics Conference victory over Marian College in Fond du Lac, Wis. The Eagles improved to 8-6 overall and 6-1 in the NAC. A balanced scoring attack was led by Dan Klecan and Tim Swanson, who each had 13 points. Travis Wilson added 12 points off of the BU bench. Jared Bailey and Rob Bridgeman (at right in photo) each contributed 11 points to the win. Bridgeman, Kleacan and Swanson each scored a pair of three-point baskets, as well. Bridgeman also pulled down nine rebounds. Jacob Carwell led all rebounders with 10 caroms. Bailey gave off a game-leading five assists. Benedictine led at the half by a 32-28 margin. With 9:22 left in the game, matters were knotted at 50-50 until four unanswered points by the Eagles put the team ahead to stay.


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.