2008
Eagles top Rockford in men's basketball

Eagles top Rockford in men's basketball
January 9, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

Benedictine men's basketball team came back from a four-point first-half deficit to notch a 76-63 win over Rockford College at home. The win improved the Eagles record to 5-8 overall and 4-2 in the Northern Athletics Conference. Benedictine was able to erase the 35-31 shortfall at the intermission thanks to some hot second-half shooting. The Eagles hit for 60-percent in the second stanza as they outscored the Regents by 17 points down the stretch. Senior Tim Swanson led the way with a 23 point effort, buoyed by three-of-five from three point range. Overall, Swanson was nine-for-12 from the field. After a slow start in the first half - just five points - junior Jared Bailey finished with 15 points and a game-leading seven assists. Teammate Andrew Brown chipped in 12 points and a team-leading six rebounds. As a team, the Eagles out-boarded Rockford by a 34-27 margin in the game.

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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.