Men's hoops does what it needs by upsetting No. 2 Marian

Men's hoops does what it needs by upsetting No. 2 Marian
February 23, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The Benedictine men's basketball squad got a well-balanced effort in closing out the 2007-08 regular season with an 87-78 upset over Marian College, the second-place team in the Northern Athletics Conference. The Eagles finished the regular season 11-14 overall and 10-8 in the NAC. With the win, Benedictine gained the No. 8 - and final - slot in the NAC post-season tournament beginning Tuesday (Feb. 26). BU's opponent, however, will be no stranger as the Eagles will play at No. 1 seed Aurora University (7:00 p.m.). Versus Marian, freshman Brian Genslinger came off the BU bench to tally a team-high 19 points while also grabbing six rebounds. Genslinger was a perfect 7-for-7 from the field and also blocked two shots. Junior guard Jared Bailey had 14 points, five rebounds and six assists. Patrick Noonan also had six assists and tossed in nine points. Senior Tim Swanson had 16 points in his final home game. Cameron Snelling contributed 11 points and a game-high seven rebounds along with three blocked shots. BU shot more than 51-percent from the field and hot 8-of-14 from beyond the arc.


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.