2007
Eagle men drop game to North Central

Eagle men drop game to North Central
November 24, 2007

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

The Benedictine men's basketball squad travelled just down the street to take on North Central College on Saturday, losing by a 77-69 margin in the non-conference tilt. Benedictine is now 1-3 on the year. The unbeaten Cardinals held the Eagles to an uncharacteristic 23-percent shooting (3-13) from three-point range. Benedictine hit 40-percent, overall, from the floor. Conversely, NCC shot 53-percent from the field and 50-percent from long distance. Dan Klecan led Benedictine with 15 points, hitting four-of-eight from the field and six-for-eight from the free throw stripe. Klecan was on the floor for 38 minutes. Junior guard Jared Bailey added 12 points, thanks largely to a 10-for-12 effort from the charity line. Bailey also gave off three assists. Cameron Snelling came off of the Benedictine bench to toss in 11 points and grab a team-leading six rebounds. North Central led at the half, 40-33. The men will next play on Saturday at Concordia University Chicago (4:15 p.m.) as the second half of a women-men doubleheader in River Forest, Ill.

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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.