2009
Bailey reaches 1,000 career points in Eagles' big win

Bailey reaches 1,000 career points in Eagles' big win
January 29, 2009

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

For the second consecutive game, Benedictine University's men's basketball team defeated the Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) South Division leader as it topped Milwaukee School of Engineering in overtime, 80-75, at the Rice Center. The win upped the Eagles overall mark to 11-7 and improved the team to 6-4 in the NAC. Last Thursday, Benedictine defeated then NAC South frontrunner Aurora University on the road. In addition to helping to tighten the NAC South race, the game also showcased senior guard Jared Bailey (Argo, Ill./Argo Community H.S.) reaching his 1,000th career point as an Eagle. the second of Bailey's two free throws with 3:31 left in regulation elevated him to the millennium mark. Bailey finished with a game-high 23 points - giving him 1,005 for his career - as he became the 25th player to join the 1,000-point club in Benedictine history. Dan Klecan added 16 points to the Eagles coffers versus MSOE. Rob Bridgeman came off the BU bench to chip in 14 points, hitting 4-of-5 from the field. Cameron Snelling had a team-leading eight rebounds. As a team, the Eagles out-rebounded the Raiders by a 40-34 margin. Benedictine will next be in action Saturday (Jan. 31) in a key matchup at Rockford College. Tipoff will be at 4:15 p.m.

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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.