Men's basketball tops Rockford, 73-66

Men's basketball tops Rockford, 73-66
January 31, 2009

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

Benedictine University's men's basketball team utilized a big second half to break a halftime deadlock and gain a 73-66 win at Rockford College. With the victory, the Eagles improved to 12-7 overall and 7-4 in the Northern Athletics Conference. Senior Jared Bailey led Benedictine in scoring with 19 points. Bailey also had a game-leading five assists. Dan Klecan had 15 points, eight of which came via the free throw line. Cameron Snelling was the only other Eagle with double figure scoring at 13 points. Sneling's eight rebounds and four steals were also tops for either team. Nate Green contributed eight points and five boards. The two teams were tied at 31-31 after the first half of play. A torrid shooting performance (61 percent) by Benedictine in the second half helped the visitors separate from the host Regents down the stretch.


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.