2007
Benedictine University's men's basketball team dropped a hard-fought NAC game at Lakeland College

Benedictine University's men's basketball team dropped a hard-fought NAC game at Lakeland College
February 7, 2007

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

Benedictine University's men's basketball team dropped a hard-fought Northern Athletics Conference game on the road, falling to Lakeland College, 66-65, in Sheboygan, Wis. The Eagles arwe now 11-10 overall and 9-5 in the NAC. Freshman Jacob Carwell led the Eagles with 21 points, connecting on seven-of-14 from the field. Fellow frosh Rob Bridgeman had a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds. Travis Wilson rounded out BU's double-digit scorers by also tossing in 12 points. Dan Klecan contributed nine points and nine rebounds in the loss. The Eagles led just once the entire game, taking a brief 9-8 advantage in the opening minutes of the contest, before falling behind at the half by a 33-29 count. The Muskies built their largest lead midway through the second half with an 11-point, 47-36, bulge. A jumper by Carwell with 1:55 left to play tied the game at 65-65. Lakeland then converted one of two free throws with 1:50 left and the Eagles had a chance for the win. However, down the stretch Benedictine would miss two shots for the victory and the game finished with the 66-65 score.

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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.