Men's basketball improves to 2-0

Men's basketball improves to 2-0
November 18, 2008

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

Benedictine's men's basketball team won its second-consecutive game of the season topping Beloit College, 62-57, at the Rice Center. The Eagles (2-0) wins have both been non-conference contests. Despite not having a good night shooting as a team - just 34 percent from the floor - Benedictine still found a way to win. A smothering defense that produced 17 steals and forced the Buccaneers into 25 turnovers payed huge dividends. Four Eagles' players - Jared Bailey, Cameron Snelling, Rob Bridgeman and Nate Green - all had three steals apiece. Bailey also had a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead BU in both statistics. Bailey suffered through a 4-for-14 night shooting from the floor, but compensated by going 7-for-7 from the free throw stripe. Bailey also had a game-high four assists. Green, a freshman guard, came off the Eagles' bench to tally 12 points as the only other player in double figure scoring. Green snagged six caroms off the glass, as well. Michael Fahey chipped in nine points, while Travis Wilson pulled down eight rebounds.


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.