Young Benedictine team narrowly defeated by Aurora, 83-79.

Young Benedictine team narrowly defeated by Aurora, 83-79.
January 27, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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It was David versus Goliath, but in the end David just ran out of rocks. That was the scenario as a yountg Benedictine University men's basketball team tested a veteran and #18-ranked Aurora University squad, before finally suffering an 83-79 defeat at Aurora. Tim Swanson led all scorers with 24 points, hitting nine-of-12 from the field. Dan Klecan and Jared Bailey added 16 and 15 points, respectively. Travis Wilson rounded out the Eagles' double-digit scorers with 11 points, while snagging six rebounds. Jacob Carwell led all rebounders with nine boards. The Eagles actually had two more field goals in the game than the Spartans and made three more from beyond the arc. The difference proved to be from the free throw line where AU went 25-for-28 and Benedictine was 14-for-21.


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.