Eagles halted in NAC semifinals, 74-72

Eagles halted in NAC semifinals, 74-72
February 27, 2009

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The third time proved to be the charm for Aurora University in finally defeating Benedictine men's basketball team in 2008-09, 74-72, in the semifinals of the Northern Athletics Conference tournament. The loss snapped the Eagles' 10-game win streak and left the team with a 19-8 record. Benedictine had a chance to break the game open in the first half, leading by 12 points with 1:04 left in the opening period. Aurora cut that to seven by the intermission – 36-29 – and took the lead by the 16:38 mark of the second period after a 13-5 run. Cameron Snelling paced Benedictine with 18 points and nine rebounds. Snelling was 6-of-12 from the floor. Michael Fahey had 12 points, thanks to a 4-of-5 shooting effort. Dan Klecan added 11 points and six rebounds. Senior Jared Bailey added nine points, five rebounds and six assists. Freshman Nate Green had a game-leading seven assists to go along with his eight points.


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.