Men's basketball falls to nationally-ranked team

Men's basketball falls to nationally-ranked team
January 5, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The Benedictine men's basketball team gamely battled 14th-ranked Elmhurst College, but eventually fell by an 82-72 score. The loss dropped the Eagles record to 4-8 overall. The loss overshadowed a tremendous effort by junior guard Jared Bailey. Bailey lit up the Bluejays for 33 points by hitting 12-of-16 shots from the field. Bailey was also four-of-five from beyond the three-point line. He also had a team-leading four assists and three steals. Freshman forward Andrew Brown chipped in 14 points, hitting six-of-eight from the field. Both teams shot the ball well from the field. Benedictine hit 54 percent overall (27-50), while Elmhurst was at 67 percent (31-46). Elmhurst held a 43-33 lead at the half.


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.