2008
Men's basketball tops Concordia Chicago

Men's basketball tops Concordia Chicago
January 15, 2008

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

The Benedictine men's basketball team shot a blistering 55 percent from the field as a team and, in the process, cruised to an 86-68 Northern Athletics Conference win over Concordia University Chicago on Tuesday evening at the Rice Center. The win improved the Eagles' overall record to 6-9, 5-3 in the NAC. BU's Antonio Brooks hit eight-of-ten shots from the field and led all scorers with 18 points. Teammate Jared Bailey added 16 points and a game-high nine assists. Cameron Snelling came off the bench to chip in 15 points and a team-leading six rebounds. Senior Tim Swanson rounded out the double-digit scorers with 13 points, while making three steals. Benedictine held a slight edge in the battle of the boards, 33 to 31 caroms. The Eagles' shooting was consistent through both halves. In the first segment, the team hit 55.6 percent (15-27), followed by 54.5 percent (18-33) in the second stanza.

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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.