Eagles edge Edgewood in men's hoops, 73-71

Eagles edge Edgewood in men's hoops, 73-71
February 16, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

The Benedictine men's basketball squad kept its hopes for a berth in the 8-team Northern Athletics Conference post-season tournament alive with a 73-71 win over Edgewood College. Benedictine is now 10-14 overall and 9-8 in the NAC. Benedictine has just a game versus Marian College remaining next Saturday (Feb. 23). Several of the teams ahead of BU have two games remainng, meaning that Benedictine could still climb higher in the seedings or be left out entirely. But Benedictine had plenty of work to do on Saturday night just to keep itself in position. BU trailed Edgewood by as much as 15 points with 14:54 remaining in the game, before methodically chipping away at EC's advantage. Benedictine would outscore Edgewood 33-16 down the stretch to gain the win. BU tied the game at 65-65 with 6:33 left on a layup by A.J. Brown, only to see Edgewood go back up by five points at the 5:03 mark. Junior guard Jared Bailey hit a short jumper and then buried a three-point basket as Benedictine once again forged a tie at 68-68. Bailey would score eight of his game-high 24 points in the final five minutes of the game. Brown then made a steal and layup with 2:01 left to play to give BU the lead it would not relinquish. Brown would finish the game with 14 points and a team-leading six rebounds as the only other BU player in double figures. Patrick Noonan had five assists and nine points before fouling out.


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.