Eagles split at Elmhurst Tournament

Eagles split at Elmhurst Tournament
December 20, 2008

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The Benedictine men's basketball team split its games at the Elmhurst College Bluejay Classic, losing to seventh-ranked Elmhurst College, 89-83, in the first round and bouncing back to defeat Eureka College, 71-68, in the consolation game. The Eagles are now 5-5 overall on the season. BU's Jared Bailey was named to the all-tournament team after rolling up 42 points, 12 rebounds and six assists in the pair of games. Bailey unloaded 26 points on host Elmhurst alone. Versus the Bluejays, a total of four players scored in double figures. In addition to Bailey's total, Cameron Snelling added 18 points and nine rebounds. A.J. Brown chipped in 15 points and five boards, while Patrick Noonan had 10 points and five assists. Against Eureka, Dan Klecan was the only other Eagle in double digits with 14 points, while also grabbing five rebounds. Snelling had a team-leading 10 boards and Rob Bridgeman blocked three Red Devil shots.


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.